Lawrence Hewitt Kucera

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Lawrence Hewitt Kucera

Lawrence Hewitt Kucera died April 28, 2011 at the age of 86 of congestive heart failure at his home in Everett, WA.
Larry was born January 22, 1925 in Sydney, NE. He graduated high school at St. Patrick's Academy, Sydney, NE. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 - 1945 in Artillery Survey and participated in the Normandy invasion that hastened the end of WWII. Larry graduated in 1952 from Western Washington College, Bellingham, with a Bachelor's Degree in Arts and Education.
Larry's teaching career carried him from Bellingham to Willapa to Gold Bar where he was Principal and Head Teacher from 1959 - 1966. He later taught in the Everett School District at Garfield Elementary and Evergreen Middle School, retiring in 1988 after 32 years of teaching service to appreciative students.
In his younger years, he enjoyed dancing though, after retirement, he spent more time caring for his yard, tinkering with his vintage Model A, acquiring a garage full of tools from garage sales, keeping up with his Army buddies from WWII, and playing with his many grandchildren who brought him great joy in his later life.
Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Ann Claire Seda Kucera; father, James V. H. Kucera; brother, Frank; and sister, Mary Ann.
His surviving family includes his sisters, Doris Carlson and Irene Hand; his children, Larry (and wife, Evonne), Greg (and mate, Larry Yocom), Denise (and husband, Bob Bishop), Kevin (and wife, Carrie), and Jennifer (and husband, Erik Schmidt). His grandchildren are Brian (wife, Claire), Diana (husband, Tristan), Steven (wife, Laura), Paul (wife, Jennifer), and Kucera "Cera" Bishop, Mikayla Jennings, Julianna, Jennise, and James Gaines; and his great-grandchildren are Landen Bishop and Rhys Kucera.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 2509 Hoyt Avenue, Everett, Washington 98201. A reception will follow immediately after the service.



Published in The Herald (Everett) from May 6 to May 15, 2011
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