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Larry Springstroh(1950 - 2013)

Springstroh, Larry L.

Larry entered eternal life with our dear Lord on April 3, 2013. Larry was a devoted husband, father and grandpa.

Larry was born on October 7, 1950 to the late Lawrence and Melda (Witt) Springstroh in Brown County and grew up on the family dairy farm in Freedom. He attended St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran School and Freedom High School, graduating in 1969.

Larry served his country in the United States Army for 2 years (1969-1971). He was stationed in Baumhaulder, Germany, where he worked on heavy equipment.

On April 18, 1975, Larry married Elaine Resch. They have 3 sons and 8 grandchildren, Rick and Amanda (Hemling) and children, Erik, Crystal and Nathan; Tim and Nicole (Lehrer) and children, Natalee, Luke and Jenna; Scott and Amy (VanDeHey) and children, Kelly and Ben.

Over the years, Larry worked as a heavy truck technician at Baur Truck and Foreway Express prior to working at MEE as a road service technician.

Larry was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. His grandchildren brought so much joy to his life.

Larry was an active member at St. John Lutheran Church, he served on the church council as trustee, served as an usher and helped out in countless other ways. Prior to that, he was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church where he served on the church council, school board, and assisted in many other ways.

In addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, Larry is further survived by brothers: Ron (Marge), Roger (Lois), Lloyd (Kaye) and one sister, Janet (Rich) Liewergen. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Nancy Springstroh and Jane Springstroh VanAsten and many nieces and nephews.

Larry is also survived by brothers and sisters in-law: Chuck and Audrey Kautza, Dale and Cindy Resch, Milton and Carolyn Mosher, Tim and Rita Resch, Margaret Blanchard, Kathy Chaignot, Al and Marie Benes, Ray and Jo Resch, Gene and Patty Resch, Mary Lex and Pam Resch.

Preceded in death are his brothers, Richard and Jim "Harve" Springstroh. He was also preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Harry and Anna Resch of Phlox, WI; brothers-in-law, Tom Blanchard and Lester "Tuffy" Chaignot and his nephews: Christopher Springstroh, Paul Chaignot, Keith Kerstetter and Jeff Springstroh.

God gave Larry a strong faith; this faith helped him during his daily life but especially during his battle with cancer.

The Funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church N3505 Hwy 47 Appleton, with Revs. Jeffrey Suhr and Micah Martin officiating. Interment will be in Community Lutheran Cemetery, Freedom with military honors. Larry's family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4-8PM and again on Tuesday at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Larry's name. Online condolences may be made at: www.valleyfh.com

The family would like to especially thank Dr. Xin Yao, Dr. John Swanson, Jr. and the staffs at the Martha Seikman Cancer Center and ThedaCare Hospice for their wonderful care during this difficult time.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Apr. 5 to Apr. 7, 2013
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