Larry Toraason, 65 |
July 27, 1952 ó Sept. 17, 2017
Larry battled leukemia for just over a year, staying his ever-hopeful and positive self, finding strength in his friends and family. Larry passed away at Aurora VNA Zilber Family Hospice in Milwaukee on Sept. 17, 2017.
Larry was born in Whitehall on July 27, 1952. He graduated from Blair High School, received his bachelorís degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and was employed at John Deere as an engineer. He married Dana Huenemann on Sept. 29, 1988. He and Dana had three children: their son, Erik, and twin daughters, Inger and Claire. Larry was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Slinger. He also loved taking time to brew beer, hunt, fish, and care for his beloved dog, Roo.
Larry is survived by his son, Erik (Eugene, Oregon); daughters, Inger and Claire (UW-Madison); sister, Diane Toraason (Berlin, Wisconsin); brother, Ron (Gay) Toraason (Concord, California); mother, Lorraine Toraason (West Bend); very special friend, Mary Loomis (Greendale); sister-in-law, Jane Tew (West Des Moines, Iowa); brother-in-law, Paul (Chris) Huenemann (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); brother-in-law Charlie (Jeannine) Huenemann (Logan, Utah); and stepmother-in-law, Mary Lou Huenemann (West Bend), as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dana Toraason, and his father, Lyman Toraason.
On Saturday, Sept. 23, at St. Luke Lutheran Church (4860 Arthur Road, Slinger, WI 53086) there will be a visitation beginning at 10 a.m., followed by a memorial service at noon and a luncheon after the service. Memorials may be sent to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (200 S. Executive Drive, #203, Brookfield, WI 53005).
The Phillip Funeral Home is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.