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Larry Scot Wechter

Age 57, died on September 26th, 2012 with his beloved wife Janis by his side. The rest of his family was very near and he was in no pain during his passing. He had been battling cancer since last June when he was first diagnosed. Larry and family were comforted by the immense support and love that was shown during this journey.

Larry was born July 22nd, 1955 in North Liberty, IN to Monte and Betty Wechter. He was the youngest of three boys, Steve and Trell being his brothers. Larry attended Jackson High School in South Bend and went on to Ball State University, where he graduated in three years. Larry went on to become an accountant at Fowler, Suttles & Company and then Vice President of Finance at O'Malia's Foods. During this time, he also took on starting his own restaurant, Rafertty's on the Race. While working for O'Malia's and maintaining Rafertty's remotely, Larry met the love of his life, Jan. After closing Rafertty's, Larry and Jan went on to start another business, L. Scot's Restaurant. This is when they had their first beautiful girl, Jourdan Marie. After Jourdan was born, Larry and Jan moved on to their next adventure with Choice's Food Market. Soon after, their first son, Logan Scot, was born. Next, Larry started a new chapter of his life with Auto Dealer's Exchange. Larry was CFO, later to become president. He then took the company public with the name Auto Dealer's Exchange Services of America (ADESA) with CEO Mike Hockett. Larry and Jan decided to add two more wonderful children to the Wechter Clan, Leah Shea and Jesse Maclain. ADESA was then sold to Minnesota Power and Light in 1996. After that, Larry started a new big adventure in 1997 with Monument Advisors, most recently Monument Capital Partners. While running Monument, Larry brought in Joe Schaffer, serving as partner and amazing friend.

Larry was survived by his loving wife Janis Marie, his children Jourdan, Logan, Leah, Jesse, and his mother, Betty May Wechter.

The service will be held this Saturday, September 29th at 11:00 AM at North United Methodist Church. The church is located at the corner of Meridian Street and 38th in Indianapolis. In lieu of purchasing flowers for the occasion, please make donations to City of Hope Brain Tumor Research. Checks may be sent to City of Hope-Gift Administration, 1055 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90017. Donors should write, "In Memory of Larry Wechter," in the memo field.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Sept. 28, 2012
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