Ingalls, Larry E.
Larry E. Ingalls, age 62, died in St. Elizabeth's Hospital on Easter Sunday, 4/20/2014 after a short, but valiant fight with cancer. The family thanks the many excellent caregivers that eased his final days.
Larry was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dorothy Kobes, Edward (Beth) Ingalls and Bev Leopold; mother, Shirley (Burmeister) Ingalls; sister, Pamela Hammack; uncles, Phil (Carol) Burmeister, James (known as Duke) Duquette and Jim (Gerrie) Ingalls; and aunt, Theresa (Burmeister) Boers. He has also lost some dear cousins and other family.
Larry is survived by his father, John Ingalls; wife, Sharon (Reyes) Ingalls; children, Amy (Tony) Isajiw, Chris (Lance) Reyes and Matthew (Brenda) Reyes, uncle, Russell Boers, aunts, Delores (Tom) Managan, Phyliss Duquette, Gerrie Ingalls; sisters, Connie Winarski, Bonnie (Mark) Timm and Linda (John) Franke. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Courtney Isajiw, Brett and Avery Isajiw, Brogan , Marcus and Brea Reyes and his nieces and nephews, including Derek Timm, and Cristine and Michael Matson. Also grieving are his many surviving cousins, grandnieces and other close family.
Larry loved life, friends and family. He learned to eat spinach but preferred a thick steak or venison sausage. He, more than once, had to be pulled out of the swamp when he tried to go off-trail. After retiring from the Post Office, Larry was able to devote more time to full-time play as a Civil War Reenactor. He was a participant in battles, parades and general fal-de-rah as a cavalry trooper with the First Alabama, Company M. He rode his horse, Calypso, that he raised and trained and was accompanied everywhere by his dog, Bandit. Larry bought a 66 LeMans that matched a car he had in high school. He souped it up and fiddled with it until it roared and shook and he was the only one brave enough to drive it. He enthusiastically participated in every reunion of the Class of 70, East High School, Appleton WI and shared reminisces and fun with friends on Facebook or over a drink while listening to rock or classical jazz. Larry was always ready for travel and adventure, even when his tent blew away in a thunderstorm and he had to dive into a friend's tent in the middle to the night, or he lost his finger from a little too much saber fighting.
Larry was proud to honor fallen comrades, classmates, family and military veterans. We will be proud to honor Larry during this celebration of his life where we hope to share Larry stories and pictures with friends and family on Saturday, April 26, from 10 am to 12 pm at the Valley Funeral Home, 2211 N Richmond St, Appleton, WI 54914. A military honor guard will present at the end of this event. Following this memorial, family will be hosting another get-together from 12:30 pm to 6 pm at Hank & Karen's Bar, 1937 E. John St., Appleton WI.
It has been a cold winter and chilly spring so far, and now we have lost Larry. Our family will be hosting another gathering (outdoors) at the farm when the weather permits to give him a proper sendoff. A separate announcement will be posted to notify of the date and time of this event.
Valley Funeral Home
2211 N. Richmond St. Appleton, WI 54911
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Apr. 24 to Apr. 26, 2014