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Larry Wegner, 66, Pardeeville

May 1, 2019 GMT

Larry B. Wegner, 66, of Pardeeville, left this Earth on Monday, April 29, 2019, after a four-month struggle with cancer, with his wife by his side, as well as Penzey and Zoe, his loyal dogs.

He was born April 23, 1953, to Byron and Bernice (Heller) Wegner.

Larry was baptized, confirmed, and graduated from St. John’s Lutheran in Montello, and in 1971, graduated from Montello High School.

Larry was a machinist at Montello Products for many years followed by sales associate at Portage Do It Center and dietary aide at Montello Care Center, but his favorite job came after retirement doing golf course maintenance at Saddle Ridge Golf Course.


Larry married Barbara J. Lischefski, whom he passed a note to in freshman geography class asking her to a movie. They were blessed with more than 44 years of marriage, residing in Buffalo Township. God granted them two wonderful daughters, Melissa J. Wegner and Becky J. Wegner. After nine years of marriage, Larry converted to Catholicism and was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Buffalo.

Larry loved the outdoors. There wasn’t a season Larry didn’t like. He was an avid golfer, hunter, ice fisherman, gardener and woodworker.

Larry is survived by his wife Barb; daughters, Melissa of Pardeeville and Becky of Portage; mother Bernice M. Wegner; and brother Robert (Bernice) Wegner, all of Montello; brother-in-law Troy Lischefski of Madison, who fondly called Larry his “Best Buddy;” Tim Larson, who was the son Larry never had; godchildren, Stacy Wegner Haase of Fond du Lac and Megan Lischefski of Portage. Larry is further survived by many special aunts, uncles; nieces and nephews.

Larry will be reunited with his father Byron G. Wegner; infant brother David; grandparents, Gustave and Mata Heller and George and Ella Wegner; and in-laws, Eva and Jerome Lischefski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pardeeville, with the Rev. Mark Miller presiding. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019, at Grasse Funeral Home, 119 Industrial Drive Pardeeville, and also from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church.

Special thanks to Dr. Lepeak, physician’s assistant Mike Brouette, SSM Dean Home Health & Hospice for their compassionate care. Online condolences may be made at grassefs.com.