Lawrence “Larry” J. Imbery, 98, of Chippewa Falls, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at his residence.
Larry was born April 13, 1925 in Crescent, WI, the son of Adolph and Ann (Dollendofer) Imbery. Larry proudly served in the U.S. Army 89th Infantry from 1944 – 1946 during World War II.
He married his best friend’s sister, Dolores Komro on August 12, 1947 at St. Anthony;s Church in Drywood and they were a foursome from then on.
After working on the family farm for 2 years, Larry worked as a machinist for Kohls John Deere Dealership in Eau Claire, the worked at Chippewa Plastics for 10 years, and finished his work life as a carpenter/millwright for the Local Carpenters Union #1074 in Eau Claire.
Larry enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially on his land in Drummond, WI, where he spent many weekends with his family and friends at his special place. He loved checking up on his grandchildren and great granddaughter and he was so proud of them. He had the best stories about the “good ole days!”. He enjoyed watching his Packers with his wife and sharing a pizza.
Larry is survived by one daughter, Lana (Chuck) Schuster of Chippewa Falls; son, Gary (Patti) Imbery of Eau Claire; grandchildren, Brad (fiancé, Connie) Schuster and Melissa (Dan) Burgess; great grandchildren, Ashley (Chris) Blume, Cheyenne (Ryan) Miller, Courtney Schuster, Brandon Schuster; and great great granddaughter, Charlotte “Charlie” Woldness; brother-in-law, Grant (Marie) Komro; and many nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Dolores; his parents; one brother, Raymond Imbery; and three sisters, Dorothy LaCina, Louise Nagle and Gertrude “Trudy” Tetzloff.
Lana, his daughter and Gary, his son are especially thankful for the time they were able to spend caring for him, supporting him and just for sharing the time they had left.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 1 at St. Charles Church in Chippewa Falls. Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Gorman will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Chippewa Falls. Military rites will be conducted.
Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 1 at the church.
AFTER SERVICE NOTICE:
Funeral services for Lawrence J. Imbery were held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 1at St. Charles Church in Chippewa Falls.
Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Gorman was celebrant of the funeral Mass assisted by Mass servers, Steve Armstrong and Peter Murphy. Interment was in Forest Hill Cemetery in Chippewa Falls. Military rites were conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council.
Music during the Mass was provided by Abigail Lynch and the St. Charles Funeral Choir.
Casket bearers were Dan Burgess, Allen Imbery, Jason Patzwald, Brandon Schuster, Terrence Wedemeyer and Matt West.
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