|Death: ||Jul. 30, 2008|
From the August 3, 2008 edition of the Dubuque Telegraph Herald
HAZEL GREEN, Wis. -- Lawrence "HeyBelly" Letcher, 73, of Hazel Green, formerly of Shullsburg and Cuba City, passed quietly to be with the Lord after a short battle with congestive heart failure, Wednesday, July 30, 2008.
In keeping with his wishes, no services will be held. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. The Haudenshield Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cuba City, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born in 1935, son of Harry and Ethel Letcher, and was raised in the Sterling, Ill., area. In high school, he was an avid basketball player.
Larry joined the Army in 1954, before marrying Elaine and settling in Stockton and the Shullsburg area with his family, later moving to California for many years.
Many knew Larry as "HeyBelly" from his over 52 years of truckdriving. Companies that he worked for in the area included McMorhan's and Freymiller Trucking, Bob Talbott Trucking and Idaho Milk. He made many friends all over the United States.
Larry was known as our talking atlas. If anyone ever had a question, they could just pick up the phone and he knew what road you were on and where you needed to get to and how to do it.
The family spent many years in California, but recently returned to this area for a slower pace of life.
His favorite pastime was watching his favorite NASCAR driver, Kyle Busch. On Saturday and Sunday, everything had to be planned around watching his driver.
Larry's grandkids knew him as "Grampie." Grampie was dedicated to doing anything and everything that Chris and Maurina wanted. If "Chris'er" or "Sis" as he called them, wanted anything, by god he was going to do it or attempt to get it done because his grandkids were his world.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. We ask that everyone that knew Larry always remember him as the dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend that he was. He spent his life dedicated to his family.
Surviving are his wife, Elaine; son, Michael; daughter, Candi, and son-in-law, Richard; grandson, Christopher; granddaughter, Maurina; and three daughters from a previous marriage, Vicki, Donna and Jodi.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ervin, Leo and Russ; sisters, Dorothy and Bernice; and daughter, Jodi. He also was preceded in death by his good friend, Ted Neilsen. Larry, Ted and Ted's dog, Rosie, spent hours together, laughing and talking about old times.
Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Aug 03, 2008
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