Lawrence “Larry” LeMacher, 96, of Watertown, died peacefully in his sleep on May 6, 2020 at Rainbow Hospice Center in Johnson Creek.
Larry was born on November 13, 1923, in Oconomowoc, son of Leo Frank and Julia (Dornfeldt) LeMacher. Larry joined the Air Force in April of 1943 and was honorably discharged in February of 1946.
He married Beatta (Betty) Grulke on July 5, 1947 in Waukegan, IL. She died on June 6, 2007. He worked at Waukesha Motors/Dresser Industries in Waukesha for many years. The things Larry enjoyed most were camping with the family, hunting, and fishing. He was a member of St. Luke’s Church in Watertown.
Survivors include four children: Wayne (Ellie) LeMacher of Fort Atkinson, Linda (Steve) Blaser of Watertown, Mary (Dennis) Harshbarger of Geneva, IL and Frank (Jeannie) LeMacher of Waterloo. 4 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Larry was preceded in death by his wife Betty; step-daughter Sandra Baars; step-grandson Todd Harshbarger; brothers Myron, Clarence, Leonard, Frank, and sisters May and Flo.
Larry will be cremated and buried in Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia with his wife. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
The family would like to thank the staff at Rainbow Hospice for their loving care of Dad during his stay there.
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