Larry Allen Tenschert

September 13, 1946 ‒ September 28, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Larry Allen Tenschert went to be with the Lord Saturday evening, September 28, 2019 in Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was 73.

He was born September 13, 1946 in Dayton to parents Joseph Tenschert & Virginia “Jeannie” Moneysmith. He graduated from St. Vincent de Paul School with the class of 1965. In his 30’s he found sobriety through God’s help, which led him to volunteer for many substance abuse recovery programs.

Larry worked for GM for over 36 years before retiring. He was an active member of Abundant Life Tabernacle in Ontario and he knew his Bible well and always enjoyed having an open conversation about different religions.

Larry always had a motorcycle and enjoyed riding when he could. He was a tinkerer and always had a project that he was working on, but if the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians or The Ohio State Buckeyes were on he would take a break to watch the game. He was a regular at the Golden Corral and even had a group of friends that he would meet there for a meal. Fun-loving and always welcoming Larry was one that could make friends anywhere and he will be missed by many.

He is survived by daughters Holly (Keith) Joseph and Carrie (Tim) Knell; grandchildren Jacob, Ryann, William, and Jack; brother Joseph “Tom” Tenschert; step-mother Barb Tenschert; step-brothers Ronnie Lee and Kenny Lee; and ex-wife/friend Mindi Tenschert. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Tenschert, mother Virginia “Jeannie” Brenneman, and step-father Richard “Dick” Brenneman.

The Tenschert family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2019 in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue, Mansfield. A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019 beginning at 11 a.m. The Rev. Brian Hall will officiate.

Contributions in his memory to The Salvation Army of Mansfield may be made at the funeral home.

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  • In the time I have known Larry, I found him to be a very positive person. Nothing seemed to keep him down. He was a great inspiration to me, and I am sure others too. He will be missed. Especially on our Friday Golden Corral get together s.

    Philippians 1:3 – I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,

    Rest in peace my friend.

  • Larry was one of the first to welcome us at Abundant Life in 2012. All these yrs later, that stays with us. He was genuine. He was so nice to us! He didn’t try to blend it & he knew his Bible. We always appreciated how accepting he was to everyone. He always, always had a word of Truth and encouragement for us. He was a disciple be he didn’t boast about it. He was an authentic man of God. We will miss him.

  • Tom & Family
    So very sorry to read the passing of your brother. That last time I actually saw or spoke to Larry was when he invited me to his wedding. The reason I couldn’t make it escapes me now. Thru the years I would ask about him only to find out he was living in Mansfield. Why do we not follow up on the people of are past…and then it’s to late. May you hang on to the many memories you have of you big brother. He was always fun to be around and he was so proud of Hollie & Carrie. Rightfully so. Sharon Conkle.

  • I was so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a good man, and a friend. I was honored to serve as his pastor for many years, and he was extremely faithful to the house of God. He knew the Bible better than most, and didn’t mind helping you understand a passage if he felt you were not quite there yet. He was a witness and always had a testimony to share. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I fully expect to see him again. Until that day, rest in God peace my brother.