Lawrence (Larry) E. Demerath

A funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12,  
2011 at Mueller Funeral Home in Grafton for Larry Demerath, who  
passed away on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. Visitation will be held at the  
funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment  
will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Grafton on Thursday.

Larry was born on Aug. 14, 1939 at his home in Thiensville. He  
graduated from Shorewood High School in 1957. He married Janet Mudler  
on April 25, 1964.  Larry had a fulfilling career in the automotive  
industry that began in high school, and he held many positions at car  
dealerships until he retired earlier this year.

Larry had no shortage of hobbies and interests that kept him busy  
throughout his life. He loved the outdoors, especially spending time  
at his cabin in Crivitz, where he would hunt, fish, photograph nature  
and just get away. His favorite part about it was that it brought his  
family together and allowed him to hunt with his son, son-in-laws and  
grandsons. He also loved watching and photographing the birds, deer  
and bears around his cabin.

Larry was a born "tinkerer." He was always working to improve and  
remodel his cabin and added numerous features to his bass boat. Larry  
was famous for having gadgets that most everyone else could not  
figure out. He loved computers and technology, especially his GPS  
mapping and the music on his MP3 player. Larry and his son spent  
many, many hours on woodworking projects together, building a  
grandfather clock, gun cabinets and other furniture and pieces. He  
enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers. He put 100 percent into  
things that he was passionate about. He will be missed greatly.

Larry is survived by his wife, Janet; children Theresa (Gary)  
Schuette, Mary (Mark) Demler and Bryan (Julie) Demerath; cherished  
grandchildren, Bradley (Kasey) Omon, Jaron Omon, Michelle Demler,  
Christopher Olson, Sean Olson, Matthew Demler, Nicholas Olson,  
Allison Demerath, Jacob Demerath and Brianna Schuette; brothers, Jim  
(Ruth); Jerry (Judy) and John (Edie); sister Arylene (Steve) DeLoach;  
sisters-in-law, Fran Demerath; Jackie (Don) Iannarelli; brother-in- 
law, Dennis (Gail) Mudler, as well as nieces, nephews, other  
relatives and friends. He will also be missed dearly by his up north  
buddy and granddog, Belle. Larry was preceded in death by his  
brother, Arthur Demerath.

The family wishes to express their thanks to Dr. John Burfeind and  
his staff at the Columbia St. Mary's Cancer Center.|

Memorials to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are appreciated.