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Lawrence S. "Larry" Sr.

Lawrence S. "Larry" Dreier Sr., 67, of Maumee passed away on March 4, 2014. Born on September 20, 1946, to Clarence and Lucille Dreier, he was raised in East Toledo and graduated from Waite High School in 1964. He met the love of his life, Hollie Bauman Dreier, at Side Cut Park. They were married on June 3, 1967, and have been married 46 years. They have two children, Lorah and Scott. He retired from the Ford Stamping Plant, Maumee, after 32 years as a machine repair man. He received his Associate's Degree in machine repair from Owens Community College in 1985.

Larry was a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Fatima #3564 and was currently a member of Knights of Columbus St. Joseph's council 11370 and Monsignor Yates Assemble #2800. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Maumee. Larry enjoyed camping with his family, bowling, golf, cruises and the Caribbean.

He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Hollie; daughter, Lorah Mapes; son, Scott (Valerie) Dreier; grandchildren, Greg (Jessica) Rheinbolt, Maranda (Rashad) Rheinbolt, Haley Mapes, Tyler, Quinton, August, and Samantha Dreier; great-grandchildren, Darren, Lucas and Makinzlee; sisters, Gail Hammer, Sue (Larry) Allen, and Marilyn (Danny Ray) Adkins; brother, Wayne (Darla) Dreier, and his niece, Goddaughter and birthday buddy, Cathy Amburn; sisters-in-law, Mary Cook and Janet (Harold) Wolff; brothers-in-law, Ray (Sharon) Bauman and Terry (Gloria) Bauman, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lucille Dreier; mother and father- in-law, Velva and Glen Bauman; brother-in-law, Donald Hammer; sister-in-law, Jean Montgomery, and niece, Jill Besgrove.

A special thanks to Dr. Thomas McAlear and staff for all the years of care and concern, the Lakes of Monclova, the staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, especially the nurse Carolyn and to all the friends and family who came to visit Larry and provided him and his family with love and support.

The family will receive guests Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the Newcomer Funeral Home, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900) where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, March 7, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maumee (please meet directly at church).

Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Maumee.

In lieu of flowers, per Larry's request, contributions can be made to Hospice of Northwest or the Knights of Columbus.

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Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 5, 2014
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