Larry was a hard worker who took pride in supporting his family. He was an agriculture and livestock farmer and a member of the Laborers’ International Union. To some he was known as the “junk man” where he collected and recycled old appliances and other metals. He was a man who never met any strangers and would carry on a conversation for hours. He loved telling corny jokes to make people laugh and showed his love by giving people a hard time. He was someone who loved the simple things in life: like taking a Sunday drive, sitting quietly in a comfortable chair under the pecan tree or listening to a rainstorm on his deck. He was a man of many words and always had advice to give on how to complete a project, whether it was solicited or not. He will be remembered for his contagious smile, laugh of joy and kind heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Erma, nee Ohlendorf, Schwaegel; and his daughter, Debbie.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Margaret Schwaegel;
four children; Kevin, Sandy (Schmidt) and husband Craig, Todd and wife Debbie, and Kim (Esker) and husband Doug;
a sister, Gerry (Wiegand) and husband Lee.
He was also loved by his 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
In lieu of gifts and flowers we are asking that memorials be made to the following organizations, HSHS Hospice (https://www.hshs.org/HSHS/Giving) and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (Make a Donation | Parkinson’s Disease (michaeljfox.org)). Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
There will be no funeral or memorial services for Larry at this time. His family will celebrate his eternal life by spreading his ashes on the farm, where he spent many hours working hard and enjoying the countryside.