Larry Toltzman

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Toltzman, Larry A.

Larry A. Toltzman, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at his home. He was born June 13, 1939, in Manitowoc, Wis., son to William and Nettie Toltzman. Larry attended grade school and high school in Manitowoc, and entered the United States Marine Corps in 1958, serving three years active duty, one year over seas and three years reserve. He returned to Manitowoc, to be hired at the Manitowoc Engineering Company, where he retired in June of 1999. At that time, he and his wife, Dorathy moved to "his life dream of a log cabin" that they and the family built in the early 1980's. Lots of plans went into making that log cabin, with his dad and son building prototypes of Lincoln Logs. Larry was an avid wood carver and sketcher, working in pastels, chalks, and oils. Over the years he acquired the need to pen words to paper and wrote many special poem-like stories, which he shared with only special friends. Of course growing up with a family of hunters, Larry had to prove himself worthy, and spent a lot of time not only hunting but fishing. After applying for 10 years, he finally successfully shot a black bear. He also spent many hours on Canyon Lake in Vermillion Bay Canada. Larry also trained hunting dogs, mostly Labs, which he had a few. Most recently he acquired the title of Jr. Vice Commandant, Det. 1239, working for Toys 4 Tots. He was also with Post #461 American Legion, and served as Deacon of his church since 2001.

Larry is survived by his wife, Dorathy; son, Loren (Chong); daughter, Sara (Jason) Taylor; five grandchildren, Deborah 20, Timothy 17, Brenton 15, Olivia 11, and Miah 9; sister, Mary Lou (Gene) Gates, Two Rivers; three nephews and two nieces. Also many friends along the pathways of his life. Preceding him in death are his parents; Wm. and Nettie; and one half sister, Elenore.

Christian Memorial Celebration will be 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Crossroads Church, W8134 Beecher Lake Rd, 4 miles south of Pembine. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at church on Friday. A lunch will follow.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Messar-Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting the Toltzman family.

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Jan. 22, 2013
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