Lawrence Leroy Walker, known affectionately as "Larry," peacefully passed away on Friday, November 10th, 2023, at the age of 82. Born in Wausau and raised in Mosinee, Larry's journey was marked by remarkable service and cherished relationships.
At the age of 17, Larry enlisted in the Marines, embarking on a profound journey that included four impactful tours in Vietnam, culminating in the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during his service. After his valiant service, he became a Marine Corps Drill Instructor at Camp Pendleton, California. His commitment to service continued as he transitioned to the Army Reserves in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he served as a Sergeant and later as a Staff Sergeant for six years.
Larry is survived by his legacy, his only child, Tracy Hall (formerly Walker), Tracy's husband Kevin Hall, six adoring grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren, all of whom carry a piece of his remarkable spirit.
In addition to his immediate family, Larry leaves behind two brothers, Frank Mickolichek and James Walker, who shared in the tapestry of his life.
Among the many significant relationships in Larry's life, one shone brightly. Tina (Fischer) Peterson was not merely a friend or companion to Larry; she was a soul partner. Together, they wove countless treasured memories, from lively pool games at Cropsey's to spirited moments cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and quiet walks along the Boardwalk. Their bond was a testament to care and mutual support. Larry extended his love and care to Tina's daughter, Katie, and their cherished canine companion, Jenny.
In honor of Larry's life and his impactful journey, those wishing to pay tribute are invited to contribute to a special fund at [Link to the fund: https://gofund.me/1dd8939d], a testament to the enduring impact Larry had on those around him.
A celebration of Larry's life is planned for July 2024, with further details available through the fund link provided above. It's an opportunity to gather and honor the life of a man whose presence and influence will continue to be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing him.