DENISON - A Rosary will be held for Lawrence "Larry" Joseph Lecheler at 6 p.m. Tuesday Nov 5, 2013, at Waldo Funeral Home with Deacon Gary Vogel presiding. Visitation will follow until 8 p.m. A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Rev. Jeremy Myers and Rev. Antonio Aureus will officiate. Inurnment will follow in the mausoleum at West Hill Cemetery.|
Mr. Lecheler passed away Friday, November 1, 2013 at Beacon Hill Assisted Living in Denison.
Larry was born August 9, 1920 in Elmwood, WI to Nicholas Lecheler and Henrietta (Seipel) Lecheler. He married the late Marie Hock in Belleville, NJ on January 1, 1946. Larry served in the U.S. Army during World War II as part of the Army Signal Corps and was a lifetime member of the VFW.
He retired from AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked more than 38 years as an engineering technician, helping to develop one of the first silicon computer chips. He enjoyed traveling and playing golf with his wife. Larry was an active member at St. Mary's Catholic Church. In his free time he liked fishing and woodworking. He was a volunteer member of the Pompton Lakes NJ Fire Department, and later in life he volunteered locally for several years at Texas Heath Presbyterian-WNJ Hospital Timeout Program assisting Alzheimer patients.
Larry is survived by two daughters, Wendy Parker of Destin, Fla., and Vicki Davis and husband Cliff of Lake Katrine, N.Y.; one son, Gregg Lecheler and wife Annette of Denison; granddaughter, Ashley Lecheler; grandson, Daniel Lecheler; three sisters, Dolores Wojciechowski, Catherine Lecheler, and Sadonna Schwing; and one brother, Owen Lecheler.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Gayle Blake; three brothers, Arnold Lecheler, Fr. Anton Lecheler, and Norbert Lecheler; and one sister, Lorraine Streuber.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
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The online guest register may be signed at waldofuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat from Nov. 3 to Nov. 4, 2013