Lawrence "Buzz" Asplund

October 2, 1932September 7, 2012

Lawrence “Buzz” Asplund, 79 years of age passed away Friday, September 7, 2012 at Clark Memorial Hospital after a long battle with heart disease and complications of pneumonia. Buzz was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a graduate of Oshkosh University in Wisconsin. He worked in the newspaper business for many years before retiring from the Louisville Times. Buzz then worked and loved his job at the John-Kenyon Eye Center. He was preceded in death by his son, Paul, his parents and his brother.

Survivors include his wife, Glee Asplund; children, Bob Asplund, Glee Brush, Kip Asplund (Kendra); grandchildren Haley, Keith, and Paul; sisters Bette Ariens and Jacque Dickenshied

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm ~ 3:00 pm Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church, 1787 Klerner Lane, New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Service will be 3:00 pm Tuesday at church. There will be a private burial at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana

Online condolences may be made to:


  • Visistation Tuesday, September 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Lawrence "Buzz" Asplund

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Wendy Cardwell (Hartell)

September 19, 2012

Buzz was such a great man! I was so blessed to have gotten to work with him for so many years at John Kenyon and then to take care of him as a patient was an honor! You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of loss.

Beth Preher

September 11, 2012

So many great memories working with Buzz at John-Kenyon Eye Center. He was a great mentor, friend and all around IU / Packer fan.

Jena Monahan

September 10, 2012

I worked with Buzz at the Louisville Times when I was fresh out of college. He was always willing to share his knowledge and was a true gentleman. Plus, we were both Hoosiers! RIP, Buzz.

Markey Ratliff

September 10, 2012

While working with Buzz at John-Kenyon I came to value his insight, counsel and friendship. His kindness and compassion was extended to everyone he met. I send my deepest sympathies to his family in this great loss.

Lisa Sharp

September 10, 2012

I have SO many fond memories of Buzz!! Being from WI myself, we always talked about the Packers. What a wonderful man.

Linda Byrley

September 10, 2012

My boss and I hired Buzz at John-Kenyon Eye Center many years ago. What a kind and gentle man he was. The caring and compassion he showed to all the elderly patients he transported was so sincere. I have not seen him for many years and was sorry to hear he had been so ill. May your memories give you comfort in the days and years to come.