- August 31, 1921 - November 13, 2010
- Minocqua, Wisconsin
of Leroy's Passing
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“Dear Helen and Family,
So sad to hear of Larry's passing. We remember him well when you all lived on 92nd. st. in Hales Corners and us in Greendale...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Gary & Nancy Steiner - Estero, FL
“We are so sorry to learn of Larry's death. We know he suffered a lot this past year and now he is whole. Thank the Lord for that.
We will miss...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Bob and Marilynn Chesbrough - WI
Mom shares her deep felt compassion for you and your family and this difficult time. Mom had every intention of spending today with you....Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Marilyn Yelton - Minocqua, WI
I was saddened to hear of Larry's passing - you have had to endure too much grieve too quickly! Please know that I will miss him and my...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Marilyn Reed - Coloma, MI
“Last year when visiting my parents...Eve and Ernie Thunell, I said let's get some pasties and go visit Helen and Larry. We made the plan...got the...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Allen aka Bruce Mann - Maui, HI
We said goodbye to a wonderful man on Saturday, November 13, 2010, Larry Buckel of Minocqua. At the age of 89, he died at Avanti Health & Rehab Center in Minocqua, Wisconsin from complications of dementia.
Larry was born on August 31, 1921 in Kalkaska, Michigan to Roy and Crystal (Lane) Buckel. In 1935 his parents moved the family to Fordville, Michigan. He attended Old Felch High School with his brother, Bruce and sisters Eva and Jean before graduating in 1939. During World War II, Larry served his country as a 2nd lieutenant in the army guarding the Panama Canal. After the war Larry studied at Illinois Institute of Technology and graduated in 1951 with a degree in industrial engineering. He began his career as an industrial engineer at the McGraw-Edison-Kyle Plant in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was quickly promoted to plant manager eventually retiring in 1980. Four years later he moved with his wife, Helen, to Minocqua and he enjoyed the last 26 years of his life in the Northwoods.
Larry married Helen Elizabeth Nord on July 3, 1946, at the Forth Presbyterian Church of Chicago. They were blessed with six children, Karen, Barbara, Linda, Susan, John and Sally.
Larry enjoyed working around the house, his daily walks around lake Minocqua, fishing for crappies, caring for his raspberry patch, playing bridge with his friends, watching Packer football, visits with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. But most of all he cherished his relationship with his wife, Helen, she was the center of his life.
Preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Crystal Buckel, brother, Bruce Buckel, sister, Eva Moore and daughter, Karen (Buckel) Kuether.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen; his children, Barbara Buckel, Linda and husband Paul Owen, Susan and husband Mike Stanislawski, John Buckel and wife Susan and Sally and husband Frank Holloway; his grandchildren, Sam Owen, Lee Owen, Jake Owen, Ben Stanislawski, Kyle Stanislawski, Amanda (Buckel) and husband David Risse, Elisha Buckel, Daryl Buckel, Jack Holloway, Neil Holloway, Frank Holloway Jr; great grandchildren Hailey Stanislawski and Ethan Risse, sister Jean Peronto and many nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held on November 17, 2010 at 5 PM at the Bolger Funeral Home-Woodruff Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior the service at the funeral home on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Foster City Cemetery in Foster City, MI.
The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care provided by Hospice services in Minocqua, Visiting Nurse Association, Howard Young Medical Center staff, Avanti Health & Rehab Center staff,
K-Care staff and caregiver, Barb Reed.
Memorials are suggested to Ministry Home Care-Dr. Kate Hospice PO Box 770 Woodruff, WI 54568