George Larzelere


George E. Larzelere, 88, of Birnamwood, died on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at Aspirus Langlade Hospital, Antigo.

He was born on Nov. 29, 1930, in the Town of Langlade, the son of the late Clyde and Bernadine (Gilray) Larzelere.

George was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War and was a member of the Bloecher-Johnson American Legion Post #502, Wittenberg, where he was a past commander.

On June 11, 1955, George was united in marriage to Jeanette DeBraske in Green Bay.  She preceded him in death on Dec. 6, 2009.

George was a tool and die maker and was formerly employed at Mercury Marine, Cedarburg, and Tecumseh of Sheboygan Falls.  

After retirement, George moved to Wittenberg and spent his days at Maple Hills Golf Course, where he would bartend and check customers in for golf. He loved golfing and visiting with people.  

George was always outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, often taking fishing trips to Canada and Minnesota.

George was also a master gardener, always tending to his flower beds. His specialty was growing beautiful roses.  

He loved to eat and was a pretty good cook. He was famous for his vegetable slop.  

You would often find George with the heat on in summer while wearing a sweatshirt because he was always cold.

George was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg, often serving as an elder.  He also enjoyed his weekly bible study at church and his time at the aquatic center where he would participate in water aerobics daily.

George is survived by two children, Paul (Sandi Senger) Larzelere of Wittenberg and Tess (Kerry) Brown of Racine; grandchildren Benjamin (Ellie) Carroll, Nathan (Holly Gertz) Carroll and Abigail (Geoffrey Foulk) Artig; great-grandchildren Isla and Esme Carroll; siblings Ruth Beversdorf of Wittenberg and Donna Schraufnagel of Cudahy; sisters-in-law Blanche Larzelere of Manitowoc and Monica Wixtead of Florida; and a special friend, Verna Emmel of Wittenberg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jeanette and siblings Harry, Herb and Mary Zillman.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg, with military rites conducted by the Bloecher-Johnson American Legion Post #502.

The Rev. Matthew Christians will officiate.  

Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  

Friends may call on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the service at the church.

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.  

Memories and messages of support may be shared at

For friends wishing to leave memorials in honor of George, the family suggests the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg Building Fund.



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