Lawrence L. Flaugher
Oct. 8, 1924 Nov. 9, 2010
L. 'Larry' Flaugher passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 of
Parkinsonšs disease at the age of 86, with his family by his side.
He was born Oct. 8, 1924 in Paris Township, Huron County Mich., to
Thaddeus and Neva Anderson Flaugher.
He resided at Avalon Square in Waukesha, where loving care was given by
the staff and hospice, Vitas.
Larry served in World War II as a combat engineer in central Europe,
receiving various medals.
He earned an associate degree in aeronautical engineering from Spartan
University, Tulsa, Okla.; and degrees in industrial administration and
mechanical engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in
Pittsburgh, Pa. He belonged to Pi Tau Sigma, the national honorary
mechanical engineering fraternity, and Tau Beta Pi Gamma for being in
first fifth of his class.
Larry worked as a teacher of math and drafting in 1948 at the Institute
of Technology in Pittsburgh and was chief draftsman at Trion in 1950. He
later served as an engineer for Alcoa Aluminum in 1955 in West Allis and
as project engineer in Blackhawk Manufacturing in 1960 in Waukesha. He
was the sole proprietor of FaxFinder, a business-to-business information
retrieval service, from 1966 to 1989. Larry was a member of the American
Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers. As an inventor, he was issued three patents.
Larry was president of the Men's Society and Sunday school teacher at
Gethsemane Methodist Church, and president of the PTA, both in Pewaukee
in the early š60s. In Waukesha, he served as Cub Scout committee
chairman from 1969 to 1972 and Cub Scout Webelos Pack 8 from 1970 to
1972. He was committee chairman for Boy Scout Troop 8 from 1972 to 1975
and committee chair for Boy Scout Troop 4 in 1976-77. He was the vice
president of the Waukesha library board in 1975-76, president from 1976
to 1978 and secretary from 1982 to 1984.
Larry's personal activities included reading extensively, analyzing
investments and political events, square dancing, camping, canoeing, and
playing golf and cards.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lucille, of 62 years; four children,
two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren: Marlane Drake with
husband J. Madison, of New Orleans; Steven, of Waukesha; his daughter
Amy Holtz with husband Mike, and their children Riley and Sidney, of
Salt Lake City, Utah; and Steve's son Jason (preceded in death), his
wife, Chris, and their children Keeley and Ashley, of Watertown; Wayne
with wife Julie, and their
son Willem, of New Berlin; and Scott, of Colgate.
He has four living siblings: Betty Jane with husband Earl Doolittle of
Carson City, Mich; Robert with wife Shirley, of Jonesville, Mich; Allan
with Barbara of Ypsilanti, Mich.; and Alice with Danney Robinson, of
Bellaire, Mich. He is also survived by brother-in-law, Louis Shafer, of
Mason, Mich; and numerous nieces, and nephews, and their descendents. He
was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Thad Jr. and wife
Betty Marie, of Spring Hill, Fla.; and Kenneth, Doris King and husband
Larry, and Nancy Shafer of Michigan.
Relatives and friends will be received for a visitation from 2:30 p.m.
until 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at Wisconsin Memorial Parkšs main
building, right foyer, 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI 53005. A
memorial service is to be held at 4:30 p.m. in the same building at the
Chapel of the Chimes.
Military honors will follow.
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