Larry Lunz


WAPAKONETA — Larry L. Lunz, 69, of rural Wapakoneta, died 12:09 a.m., Sat. Aug. 16, 2014, at his residence with his family at his side. He was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Lima, the son of Roy L. & Violet M. (Hole) Lunz, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 21, 1976, he married Kathleen L. McDermitt, and she survives.

Other survivors include, 2 children, Edward Lunz, Wapakoneta, Theresa (Adam) Friemoth, Celina, a sister, Carol McCullough, New Knoxville, OH, 2 brothers-in-law, David McDermitt, St. Marys, OH, Thomas (Pat) McDermitt, Celina, OH.

He was preceded in death by 2 infant brothers, William & Donald.

Larry worked as a route salesman for Pepsi Cola, Lima, retiring in March 2007 after 38 years of service. He was a member of the Uniopolis United Methodist Church. A 1962 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, Larry also served in the Ohio National Guard. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie #691, Wapakoneta. He raised New Zealand rabbits and was an adviser with the Hare Raisers 4H Club for 22 years. He was also a member of the Ohio New Zealand Breeders Assn. and the National New Zealand Breeders Assn. He enjoyed deer hunting.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wed. Aug. 20, 2014, at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, Pastor Josh Andrews officiating. Burial is to follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta. The family will receive friends 2-4 & 6-8 p.m., Tues. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Uniopolis United Methodist Church or the Uniopolis Fire Dept. and Rescue Squad. Condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home

Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home
1102 Lincoln Ave. Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Published in The Lima News from Aug. 17 to Aug. 18, 2014