Larry J. Fuss

Larry J. Fuss

Larry passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Alamo Nursing Home.

He was born May 4, 1944 in Kalamazoo the son of Joseph and Margaret (Gilligan) Fuss. Larry had worked at Parker Hannifin for almost 40 years. He had served on the Otsego Fire Department for 16 years and also taught CPR. He had coached rocket football and youth baseball for many years.

In his spare time Larry enjoyed golfing, fishing, reading, bowling, following U of M Football, working in his yard and flower gardens and ice fishing and was always willing to share his catch. He also liked playing baseball and golf on Parker leagues over the years.

Larry was a member of the Otsego Elks Lodge and an usher at Blessed Sacrament and St Margaret Catholic Churches. On May 29, 1965 at St. Margaret Catholic Church he married Kathleen Dobbin who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Tracy (Luciano) Ienni of CA, Brian Fuss of Otsego and Shannon (Richard) Ingle of CA; 2 granddaughters, Rachel and Natalie; brother, Bob (Dagmar) Fuss of CA, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, Leighton and Margaret Dobbin.

Friends may visit with Larry’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with a 7:30 P.M. scripture service.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, October 19, 2017 at St. Margaret Catholic Church.

Burial will follow at St. Margaret Catholic Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Larry may be made to the Otsego Fire Department.

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  1. David Stone says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy, Tracy, Brian, and Shannon. I have such great memories spending time at your house with Larry and my “second mommy.” I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Lee and Diane Boysen says:

    We are thinking of all of you Kathy, Tracy and Luciano, Brian, Shannon and Richard and Rachel and Natalie and Larry’s brother Bob. We will miss Larry forever. He was always laughing and loved everybody. Hugs and prayers for all of you. Heaven just got a little more fun!

  3. Marla Augustine says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers of comfort are with you. Ron worked wit Larry for many years and always enjoyed him.
    Sincere Sympathy. Ron and Marla Augustine.

  4. Karen Case Mulder. says:

    I’m so SORRY Kathy. Prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Renee Dobbin says:

    I will forever treasure his laugh, smile and generosity. The world will not be the same without him. I will pray for comfort for you all during this difficult time.

  6. Tony Lathrop says:

    My entire family are sorry for the passing of Larry. Larry worked with my mom (Betty Blanchard) and step-dad (Bob Blanchard) at parker, And also played golf and bowled with my dad (Mike Lathrop). Growing up with Shannon and working with Brian and Tracy, occasionally I would stop at their house, and Larry always welcomed me in. My deepest sympathy goes to Kathy, Tracy, Brian and Shannon

  7. Patty Butcher/Birman says:

    I am so sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you Kathy, Brian, Tracy and Shannon. I spent most of my childhood at the Fuss house playing with Shannon and spending time with Larry and Kathy. My heart is broken that he is gone but also at peace that he is now with our maker and no longer in his tired body. I am proud so say I had a chance to spend so much of my childhood with such a wonderful, funny man. You will be missed by many.

  8. Sherlene Schmitt-Belden says:

    Dear Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that all of the wonderful memories of Larry will help you get through this most difficult time. Sincere Sympathy. Sherlene.

  9. Sally Wolf Thompson says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Larrys passing. Thoughts, love and prayers to all.

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  11. Don and Sherry (Meacham) Hurlbut says:

    Kathi: So sorry for your loss. Larry was always full of laughter…and he will be missed, as will his laugh. May your wonderful memories help you through your difficult days and may God wrap his arms around you as you adjust to your life without your best friend. Hugs and prayers to you!

  12. Tammy Lutes says:

    Sending my sincere condolences to the Fuss family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family has long been admired by mine…and I know how difficult it is to lose a loved one. I pray you can all find some peace and comfort as you begin to recover. Best wishes to all.

  13. Lennie Borgman says:

    Kathy and family, I can only begin to tell you how saddened I am for your loss. Larry will be missed by so many. Now, he’s in the Lord’s hands and can have peace and comfort. Larry was a good man that I am proud to have known, I will miss him. He was a good friend and neighbor.

  14. Bob and Betty Blanchard says:

    Bob and I work with Larry at parker, Larry will be missed by so many.
    Prayers go out to your family.

  15. Jan a. Jameson says:

    Kathy and family, my love and prayers to you all. I am blessed to have had Fussy as a friend. Good People he was,and I will always think of him fondly,remembering that smile, hearing those jokes. ,and just listening to him talk. and talking with him.
    Heaven became much richer today.
    Rest in peace Fussy.

  16. Bob Miles says:

    Kathy sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed talking to you and Larry. We will be out of town visiting Jeff and his family so will miss the visitation , but our thoughts will be with you. Larry will be missed by many.

  17. Michelle (Goldwood) Abbey says:

    God bless you, Kathy, and your family. I have such fond memories of working with Larry. He always came by my desk to visit, and he was so upbeat. I remember subbing on his bowling team and seeing him at St. Margaret’s. A great guy!

  18. Bev Jacobs (Watson) says:

    Sorry to hear about Larry’s passing.
    Imagine how loud and fun heaven will be now with him and Bob both there..
    Praying for peace for you and the kids.

  19. Pam Kuiper says:

    Kathy and Family

    So sorry for your loss. Larry was one of the good guys. He always stopped to say Hi as he played hole #1 at Prairiewood. He and Duane can fish and play all the golf they want to in Heaven
    Prayers for you and your family


  20. Bob and Jo Chamberlin says:

    Kathy and family, please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of Larry. I always enjoyed working with him at Parker. He was always happy to see everyone. He will be missed by a lot of people.

  21. Theresa Burroughs Budzilek says:

    I’ll always remember Larry’s laugh. Thinking of you all!

  22. Larry & Rhonda Broadhurst says:

    So sorry for your loss, our condolences go out to you and your family.

  23. Jack and Dawn Dugan says:

    We are sorry for you’re sudden loss. Larry will be missed at our monthly luncheon.

  24. Jim De Young says:

    Kathy and family, we were so sorry to hear about Larry. I had so much fun with him over so many years. The golf league, working together for over 35 years, the up north trips and of course the Masters pool. What a fun guy to be around. Sorry he had to go through so much the past few months.
    Jim and Debbie

  25. Bee says:

    Mrs. Fuss, Tracy, Brian, Shannon, and families,
    I am truly saddened by your loss. May you find comfort knowing that Mr. Fuss was respected and enjoyed by so many people in the community. He was an A Maizing person.

  26. Linda Venen-Cole says:

    Kathy and Family I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was a fine honest man always there to help his friend out when I asked when Dad was sick. my prayers with all of you now. God bless thinking of you all.

  27. Kelly Dines Bohl says:

    Tracy and Kathi – so sorry for your loss. Hugs are being sent your way.

  28. Tom Christie says:

    Larry was a special person, I always enjoyed catching up with him at the office or on the golf course. He had a huge heart and it was very clear how much he loved his family and his Wolverines. He will be missed.

    Tom Christie
    Chase Brass

  29. Randall Gorby says:

    Kathy and family

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to all of you. I will always remember all the fun times I had as a youngster ice fishing with the group, Larry, Harley Edson, Al McAfferty, Fred Volker, and my dad,you can imagine all the trash talking that went on when they all got together. They would have me laughing so hard I couldn’t even fish!
    He was a super guy and will truly be missed.

  30. Robin Boeling says:

    Kathy, Tracy, Brian and Shannon,

    You were both such good friends of Mom and Dad’s – I know Larry helped Dad more than once when he needed it at home. I remember seeing both you many times when we were kids (I seem to remember football games in the yard).

    I am sorry for you loss – prayers for all of you.

    Robin (Venen) Boeling

  31. Jackie & Marvin Fox says:

    Dear Kathy,
    Prayers for you all during this most difficult time. For many years Larry has always had a special place in my heart, not only as a client and former boss but as a dear friend. Will miss our wonderful conversations and that jolly laugh when I would cut his hair. Thinking of you and your family and praying for peace and comfort.

  32. Mike & Linda Stone says:

    Linda and i are so very sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of Larry, and the rest of the family. He was a wonderful friend, husband and father. His love for the Wolverines was as strong as mine. He had a wonderful sense of humor and you always enjoyed being around him. Kathi, Shannon, Tracy & Brian, you have our heartfelt sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  33. Debra Beevers says:

    Larry was such a fun guy. I loved his laugh when he would call me to talk about the OSU/U of M game. My deepest sympathy to Kathy and his lovely family.

  34. Donna & Fred Stuewer says:

    Kathi, you & Larry were one of the few friends I cherished after my many years of working with Larry thru Mueller Brass. I had such a great relationship with him & just loved to rile him & kid with him and I continued to do so even after we were both retired. Fred & I hv some really great memories of the times all 4 of us spent together. He was one of a kind. Our hearts & prayers are with you & your family as they have been for the last few months. Larry is in peace now & he’ll b in your heart forever. Love to you

  35. Kathy Gilder Hamill. Class of 1962 says:

    My sympathy to Kathi and her family in the loss of Larry. He always was a happy friendly person. May he Rest In Peace.

  36. Frank Gibson says:

    Kathy you and your family are in our prayers. I’ve known Larry since we worked together at Dunkley Company in 1965 and then talked him into following me to Parker Hannifin. I’m happy that Jan and I got to see him a couple of weeks ago. We’ll miss him.

  37. Lisa Irwin says:

    Kathy, Tracy, Shannon, Brian and family,
    I was so saddened to read of Larry’s death. Such a good man, with a special spark and sense of humor. I know he was a good friend to many and touched countless lives. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers..
    Lisa Irwin

  38. Maggie Boeskool says:

    So sorry to hear about Larry I worked with him at Parker very nice man…RIP Larry you will be missed..


  39. Rod E. Vollink Class of 1962 says:

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Kathy and family. All through our school years, Larry always had smiles for everyone and such a positive sense of humor. He was truly a kind person. Knowing him was an honor. Larry will certainly be missed by so many.

  40. Joe and Kathy Creek says:

    We will miss this honorable man. Condolences to all family and friends who knew Larry.

  41. Steve and Penny Stoer says:

    Kathy and Family… we are so sorry to hear about Larry. We will miss his generous spirit and his resounding laughter. Larry was such a special man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all…

  42. Steve and Penny Stoner says:

    Kathy and Family… we are so sorry to hear about Larry. We will miss his generous spirit and his resounding laughter. Larry was such a special man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all…

  43. John Hutchinson says:

    Larry was one of the good guys. He loved U of M so much, that for years, I made him think I liked Notre Dame, just so we’d have something to argue and laugh about. I also really enjoyed playing rounds with him on the Golf trips up North, he loved to have fun and laugh. God broke the mold after he made Larry, he was one of a kind. If he considered you to be a friend, you were fortunate.

  44. john kehl says:

    So sorry to hear about Larry.Always enjoyed his company.He was a good man that mean’t what he spoke and spoke what he mean’t even if we didn’t agree on college football teams.He will be missed

  45. Kristina Bishop says:

    Shannon and brian i am so sorry to hear about your dad

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