Obit: Stabnow, Lawrence "Larry" #2 (1927 - 2006)
Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Stabnow, Griese, Guertin

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI.) November 1, 2006

Stabnow, Lawrence "Larry" (May 10, 1927 - October 27, 2006)

Larry Stabnow, age 79, of Neillsville, died Friday, October 27, in the Palliative Care Unit o St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

Lawrence Stabnow was born on May 10, 1927 in Greenwood, the son of Walter and Theresa (Griese) Stabnow. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Grade School in Greenwood and the Greenwood High School. In 1945, at the age of 17 he entered the United States Navy and was discharged in 1947. Larry then enlisted into the United States Coast Guard. During the early part of his career with the Coast Guard, Larry worked as the keeper of the Lighthouse on Ausable Point in Grand Marais, MI. He was united in marriage to Jainnine Guertin in 1949, they later divorced. After retiring from the Coast Guard in 1970, Larry began working on big boats while living in Ketichan, Alaska and later Seattle, WA. He worked on the Alaska State Ferry and the Madaduska. In 1975, he moved back to Wisconsin.

Larry enjoyed going to the movies and driving around to different events in the area.

He is survived by a son, Michael (Pati) Stabnow, of Spokane, WA; a brother, Walter Stabnow, of St. Paul, MN; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial Service for Larry will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, November 4, 2006, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, Wis. The Very Reverend Woodrow H. Pace will officiate. Family will greet friends from 12 until 1 p.m., Saturday at the Gesche funeral Home. Interment will be Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, with Military Rites accorded by the Greenwood Veterans Council.

The Gesche Funeral home is assisting Larry’s family with funeral arrangements.



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