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Lawrence "Larry" Klessig

July 5, 1941 January 18, 2020
Lawrence "Larry" Klessig
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Obituary for Lawrence "Larry" Klessig

Lawrence (Larry) Emmett Klessig was born in Manitowoc, WI on July 5, 1941, to Emmett and Caroline Klessig, He died January 18, 2020, at home of heart failure, his family and his dog by his side. Larry was 79.

When Larry was 4 his family moved to Eagle River and operated Loafer’s Hallow Resort on Pickerel Lake. Larry loved the woods and when he graduated from Eagle River High School (class of 1959), he went into logging with his father.

On September 25, 1965, he married his wife Susan (Holmes). They were married 54 years and had 5 sons: Daniel (Shelli) Klessig, David (Tracy) Klessig, Matthew (Kelli) Klessig, Wade (Beth) Klessig and John Klessig.

He retired in 2011, giving his business to his son’s (Klessig Tree Service), but stayed on to give his son’s advice.

Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, John, and his grandson Emmett Klessig.

He is survived by his wife Susan Klessig, his 4 sons and their wives, 11 grandchildren: Megan, Kirsten, Dakota, Jeb, Jack, August, Jakob, Joe, Kayla, Mary Beth and Grace; 5 great grandchildren: Mason, Mia, Nora, Luke and Leo; brothers: Robert (Marge) Klessig of Manitowoc, and Chris (Rayna) Klessig of Eagle River; sisters: Pat (Ken) Fox of Eagle River and Barbie Brinson of Denver, CO; as well as many friends and a slew of relatives.

A memorial service will be at 11:30am on Saturday January 25, 2020 at the Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River, WI. Visitation will be held from 9am till hour of service.


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Visitation

Saturday

25

Jan

9:00 AM 1/25/2020 9:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1/25/2020 11:30:00 AM
Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home

304 East Division Street
Eagle River, WI 54521

Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home
304 East Division Street Eagle River 54521 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

25

Jan

11:30 AM 1/25/2020 11:30:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1/25/2020 12:30:00 PM
Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home

304 East Division Street
Eagle River, WI 54521

Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home
304 East Division Street Eagle River 54521 WI
United States
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