Larry D. Grotelueschen

May 12, 1945 ‒ July 11, 2011

Delaware, Ohio

Larry D. Grotelueschen, 66 of Delaware, died Monday, July 11, 2011 in the Grady Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.

Larry was born on May 12, 1945 in Fullerton, Nebraska to the late Elmer and Katherine (Kerli) Grotelueschen. Larry was a veteran, serving in the National Guard. He was also a retired Sales Manager for Rainbow Bread and an Area Director/Troubleshooter for Wendy’s Restaurants. He had lived in the Delaware area for 1 year coming from Swanton, Ohio. Larry previously lived in Kansas where he served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club, and the Rotary. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shrine. Larry loved the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Larry was a hard worker who never knew a stranger, and with his magnetic personality he made friends very easily. He was known as “Papa” to his grandchildren, who were the love of his life. He was most proud of his sons, who all graduated from college.

He is survived by: his loving wife of almost 46 years, Treva (Baker); sons Doug (Jamie) of Colorado Springs, CO, Scott (Allison) of Lewis Center, Marc (Merilou) of Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii; grandchildren ; Tate, Jake, Luke, Trent, Lizzie, Gabbie, Lexi, Jayden, Peyton, and Lian; twin brother, Terry (Marilyn) of Oklahoma City, OK; sister Shirley (Carl) Knapp of Tuscon, AZ; nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by brother Don, and sister, Phyllis Hoy.

Friends may call Friday one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William Street, Delaware. Interment will follow in the Cheshire Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the: Olentangy Little League or Olentangy Youth Athletic Association Softball Program in Care of the funeral home.

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