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Lawrence "Larry" Weibel

March 16, 1947 — July 10, 2022

La Crosse

Lawrence "Larry" Weibel

 

Lawrence “Larry” Stephen Weibel, 75, passed away  on Sunday, July 10 with his family by his side. Lawrence was born March 16, 1947 to Isidore Henry and Veronica Christina Weibel in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He was the fourth of eight children in his loving family. He graduated from Aquinas High School in 1965. He attended Holy Cross Seminary for two years and decided to pursue a psychology major and sociology minor at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse.  He was hired in the Sears Manager-Trainee Program and worked at the Sears stores in Waterloo, IA and La Crosse, WI. He married his sweetheart, Colleen Anne Quillin on May 23, 1970 at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral Catholic Church in La Crosse, WI.

In 1972, Lawrence began his career at St. Francis Medical Center. He began as a Unit Manager. Then transitioned to the Business Services Department. Larry’s true passion was helping others, so he completed his Master’s Degree in Pastoral Care Ministries at Saint Mary’s University in Winona, MN. He served as a chaplain at St. Francis Medical Center for many years giving his support to the sick and dying. He dedicated 47 years at Mayo Clinic Franciscan Healthcare.

Larry was an active and dedicated member of St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral Parish and became a lay minister for the parish in which he facilitated many home visits and communion calls. 

Upon retirement, Lawrence and Colleen joined the Mary, Mother of the Church Parish. Larry served for many years in the vibrant parish ministries as a communion minister, New Life Choir member, Mens Club member, Mass Greeter, Catholic Christian Outreach facilitator, and as a chaplain at Benedictine Manor. Lawrence’s life truly demonstrated his strong faith in God by showing others compassion, dignity and respect. 

Larry is survived by soulmate, Colleen (Quillin), his three children, Kellie (Peter) Schmitz, Katie (Jeremy) Palbicki and John (Michelle) Weibel and six beloved grandchildren, Kimberly Schmitz (22), Molly Schmitz (20), Sophia Schmitz (18), Grace Palbicki (15), Eloise Weibel (10) and Elias Weibel (7), brothers Cletus (Joan) Weibel, Charles (Carol) Weibel, Paul (Suzy) Weibel, Daniel (Anne) Weibel, and sisters Mary Ann Conklin, Eileen (Robert) Rusch, Doris (Charles) Rislow, countless nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Isidore and Veronica Weibel.

Larry was a proud and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He valued his time out in his garden planting countless vegetables and flowers. There was always plenty of tomatoes and rhubarb to go around for everyone to enjoy. He loved traveling with his wife who he always called his sweetheart. They just recently celebrated a storybook-fifty-two years of marriage. Larry enjoyed having delicious meals with his entire family and became silly when it came to the grandkids always making them laugh. Larry has also been a loyal, dedicated Green Bay Packer and Milwaukee Brewer fan and sometimes people could hear him yelling at the television from a mile away. True Story! 

Larry was a living saint working countless hours being there for people who were in need during their darkest hour. Larry was like no other and always served everyone with kindness and acceptance. People would say, they do not make them like him anymore. 

A visitation will be held at Blaschke-Schneider Funeral Home on Friday, July 22 from 4-7 p.m. with a prayer vigil beginning at 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 23 at Mary, Mother of the Church in La Crosse, WI with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m. 

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the dedicated staff at Mayo Clinic Franciscan Healthcare and Hospice program. 

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Visitation

Friday, July 22, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Blaschke Schneider Funeral Home

1501 West Avenue South, La Crosse, WI 54601

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Mary, Mother of the Church Parish

2006 Weston St, La Crosse, WI 54601

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Mass

Saturday, July 23, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Mary, Mother of the Church Parish

2006 Weston St, La Crosse, WI 54601

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