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Larry O. Fricke

August 23, 1947 — June 15, 2023

Harshaw

 

Larry O. Fricke, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle passed away June 15, 2023, surrounded by his family.  He was born to Omer and Eleonore (Debalske) Fricke on August 23, 1947, in Wausau, Wisconsin.

He attended St. Anne’s Catholic Elementary School, Newman High School, and graduated from North Central Technical College.

On January 31, 1970, he married his high school sweetheart Mary Margrecki.  They moved to Appleton, Wisconsin, where they resided until retirement in 2010, after retirement they moved to their vacation home on Currie Lake, in Harshaw, Wisconsin.

He is survived by his wife, two children Brian (Kim) Fricke and Lisa (Ty) Hoffmann, four grandchildren Abbi and Brenna Fricke, Ben and Hannah Hoffmann, and sister Bev Esker.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Tony and Margaret Magrecki, and brother-in-law Ron Esker.

Larry proudly served his country in the National Guard for six years.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by American Can, Georgia Pacific, and Allied Mechanical of Wisconsin.

Summer was spent gardening, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors. Fall and spring were reserved for traveling and winter for snowmobiling. He enjoyed all sports and excelled in many.

He enjoyed volunteering and meeting new people. Prior to his retirement, he was very active in the Habitat for Humanity Rebuild Program and at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Yasar and her staff of wonderful nurses who provided phenomenal care and support for over eleven years, as Larry journeyed through his courageous battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.  They also wish to thank all the amazing staff of Compassus, for the caring hospice care they provided.

The visitation and Mass, on June 21, 2023, will be at Holy Family Catholic Church, 8950 County Road J, Woodruff, Wisconsin 54568, with visitation from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, and Mass starting at 11:00 AM with the luncheon to follow.

Online condolences may be shared at nimsgernfuneral.com.

NIMSGERN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES IS SERVING THE FAMILY.

 

 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am

Holy Family Catholic Church

8950 County Hwy J, Woodruff, WI 54568

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Mass

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

11:00 - 11:45 am

Holy Family Catholic Church

8950 County Hwy J, Woodruff, WI 54568

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Funeral Luncheon

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Holy Family Catholic Church

8950 County Hwy J, Woodruff, WI 54568

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

1:30 - 1:45 pm

St. Patrick's Cemetery

Woodruff, WI 00000

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