With great sadness we share the unexpected passing of Larry Hummel on October 4 at age 65 in Tucson, Arizona. Larry lived in Tucson for 2 years after moving from Waddell, Arizona where he resided for 19 years. Larry was born in Lodi, California, the youngest of 4, to Curt and Donna Hummel.
Larry graduated from Lodi High, class of 73'. He drove truck for Goehring Meat Company in Lodi and was growing in the field at a young age. He brought his semi-truck home once while working at Vaz trucking of Lodi. It was fun for him and his kids, they especially loved the CB radio. He was lucky enough that he got to show off his friends trucks also with having such an amazing property. He loved the Lodi country life, good Ol' Liberty house. He and his many friends and family spent a lot of fun, hardworking hours perfecting it. Big memories were had at that horse ranch, an unforgettable one was his rainy wedding reception, where unbelievable fun was had by all. As well as many fun Super Bowl parties.
Larry loved all kinds of vehicles. He had all kinds too, you name it, here's just a few; Mustang Fastback, a Semi truck, Chevy Blazer, Volvo, Dodge Stealth, GMC Sierra, 1981 Corvette, Harley's, Nissan Z, and also his Classic 1967 Chevrolet Malibu that he showed and won at The 2018 Estrella Mountain Ranch Annual Car Show. He loved to cruise in his Chevy Blazer with his kiddos with loud music and hitten the puddles after a big rain. His weekend tradition was to wash his rides and show his kiddos how to wash a car like a professional.
Many, many, many memories were had with an amazing, fun, easy going, silly, kind, strong, funny, brave, honest, hardworking and loving son, brother, dad, husband, friend, uncle, nephew, cousin and papa Larry, grandpa Larry and grandpa Hummel. We love you, dad. We feel very blessed for his recent Labor Day weekend visit.
Larry started out with Costco in 1993 at the Tracy California Depot. He continued driving with Costco and soon saw his niche with leadership, managing. He was great at it and was promoted to a Receiving Supervisor. He transferred to the Costco Depot in Tolleson, Arizona where he was promoted to Receiving Manager in 2000. Two months later he was promoted to the Assistant General Manager position. He travelled a lot for Costco and opened many new Depots for the company. He also had many innovative and cost saving ideas implemented by Costco. Larry retired in 2021 from Costco Wholesale after 28 years. He was loved by his Costco family.
Larry is survived by his wife of 37 years, Julie Hummel; his son, Russel Hummel and his wife, Brooke; daughter, Hayley Jackson and her husband, Chris; daughter, Mackenzie Hummel and her boyfriend, Tyler Boalt. Larry has been blessed with 5 grandchildren, the light of his life, Trevor, Alyse, and Ryley Jackson, and Charlee and Jaycee Hummel. Larry also leaves his brother, Jim Hummel and his wife, Jeannie; and his sister, Lori (Hummel) Camarillo. He was preceded in death by his brother, Doug Hummel.
Larry was a good man who loved his family. He loved his work and friends. He loved his Rottweilers, Sam, Max, Tess and Meryl and always had a place for the San Francisco 49ers. He loved being at home with his wife Julie where they spent time together working on their home and exploring the back roads of Southern Arizona. He will be remembered for his loving smile and sense of humor and don't forget his awesome and very cool mustache "handles."
Larry will live on in his friends and families hearts where he left a huge impact.
A celebration of life will be shared in Tucson, Arizona with a small gathering of family and friends while enjoying the 49ers vs. Vikings game at his house.
For sometime next year, plans are coming together to celebrate Larry here in Lodi with his loved ones.
Please sign the guest book at lodinews.com/guestbook.
Published by Lodi-News Sentinel from Nov. 23 to Nov. 29, 2021.