Larry Edward Schelke
1942 - 2021
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Larry Edward Schelke
Larry Edward Schelke, 78 of Harbor Beach passed away at home under hospice care Jan. 5, 2021.
He was born on Dec. 1, 1942 to the late Lawrence and Elizabeth (Golding) Schelke.
Larry was a graduate of Bad Axe High School, and attended Ferris State University and Wayne State University. He served in the United States Army, in the Military Police, and served during the Vietnam War, stationed in Korea.
Larry married Darlene (Adler) Messing, on May 20, 1995, and they celebrated 25 years together.
Larry worked for many years as the production manager at The Huron Daily Tribune, and also owned Schelke Excavating. He enjoyed spending time watching his grandkids play sports; he was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Detroit Lions and Tigers, Spartans and local high school sports. He enjoyed visits with family and friends. He took great pride in his yard and keeping his and his families vehicles' spotlessly clean.
Larry is survived by his wife Darlene; his children Kelly (Kevin) Block, Brad Schelke; his stepchildren Tammy (Brian) Roberts, and Tim (Tia) Messing; grandchildren Ethan, Nolan, Kelsey and Owen Block, Austin, Makayla and Brendan Roberts, and Shelby and Blake Messing. He is also survived by his siblings E. Lea Schelke, Laurel (Jim) Hicks, Ann Tank, Richard (Guylyn) Schelke, Jack (Phyllis) Schelke, Jill (Mike) Terrill, and Don (Tamie) Schelke; his in-laws Ron and Ruth Ann Adler, Jerry and Kathy Adler, and Jim and Jan Adler; many nieces and nephews; his special friends; and his loving cat, Snickers.
He was preceded in death by his in-laws John and Eleanor Adler, William "Bill" Klump, and Arthur Tank.
The family would like to say a special thanks to everyone that visited, brought food and helped care for Larry. He will be missed by many family and friends.
Funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe. Visitation will be on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 from 2-8 p.m. at the MacAlpine Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com.



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Published in Huron Daily Tribune on Jan. 6, 2021.
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January 10, 2021
Rest in peace. God's blessings to you and family.
Matt Ney
Friend
January 9, 2021
I was sorry to see Larry’s obit. But it seems he was suffering and ready to go to Heaven. I know our family and yours was always connected. I think our Dad’s worked at the same place at 1 time - Fairmont’s, building the theatre or?? If Charley was here he would know but he has gone to Heaven, also. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely,
Jeannie McIntyre - Pfister
Friend
January 9, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Harold and Alice Kirsch
January 7, 2021
Rest In Peace, Larry.
Duke & Stella Osentoski
Friend
January 7, 2021
Sorry for your loss. A true gentleman. He will be missed
Rich and rhonda Cook
Friend
January 7, 2021
My sincerest condolences to the entire family. May peace come to you when you need it most.
Jenny Staroska
Friend
January 7, 2021
Larry was a great guy, a friend to so many, and always had a ready smile. He will definitely missed. Our condolences to his family.
Bridget & Al Glasgow
Friend
January 6, 2021
Praying for comfort for Darlene. So sorry for your loss.
Sally Brade
Friend
January 6, 2021
My deepest sympathy sending prayers your way.
Nancy Terbrack
Friend
January 6, 2021
A true gentleman. Knew him for over 65 years starting as a Tribune paper boy when he was running the presses. Never met a finer person. Will miss him greatly. My sincere condolences to the families.
Tom Otterbein
Friend
January 6, 2021
Larry was a great cousin and athlete always enjoyed playing sports with Larry. Larry got Bad Axe Basketball into the state finals by making Two Free Throws in the last couple seconds. Larry was ran Track and a great tight end playing Football under Coach Marsh. He will never be forgotten. RIP Cuz!
Bob & Darlene Schelke
Family
January 6, 2021
Always a real gentleman. My condolences to Darlene, the rest of the family, and all the siblings. Rest in peace, Larry.
Lynn and Kay Sommerfeld
Friend
January 6, 2021
Mick and Marge Schott
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