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Larry Lee Wandrey
Larry Lee Wandrey, 76, of Madison, MO, passed away surrounded by family on January 3, 2022, at the Hannibal Regional Hospital. Larry was born on July 19, 1945 in Schaller, Illinois, to Edwin Wandrey and Maxine Purucker. He graduated from Madison High School he later went on to accept a position as a painter with DuPont.
Larry was married to his first wife, Beverly for many years until she passed in 2015. He was then so blessed to find Diane and share the remainder of his life with her, the two were wed on June 20, 2020.He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and was a very active member of the Lion’s Club in Madison, Missouri.
Larry enjoyed Quails Unlimited and was an avid hunter, which led him to try his hand at taxidermy and it quickly became a hobby. He became a known taxidermist around Madison, MO, doing many jobs for friends and family members in the area.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Maxine Wandrey; son, Bryan Wandrey; first wife, Beverly Wandrey and brother, Keith Wandrey.
Larry is survived by his wife, Diane Wandrey of Madison, MO; two step-sons, Jason and wife Alonna , Jared and wife Consuelo Kiser; four grandchildren, Zachary Wandrey, Zane Wandrey, Gabriela Kiser and Christopher Kiser; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Kay and husband Bill Brooks; several nieces; multiple nephews; extended family and many close friends.
A funeral service celebrating Larry’s life has been scheduled for Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., at the Zion Lutheran Church, Moberly, MO. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 9, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., at the Pathway-Millard Family Funeral Chapel, Moberly, MO.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Zion Lutheran Church, 1075 E. Urbandale Dr, Moberly, MO 65270 or the Madison FFA c/o 411 Union Ave., Moberly, MO
Arrangements are under the direction of PATHWAY-MILLARD Family Funeral Chapel, 411 Union Avenue, Moberly, Missouri 65270 (660) 263-7284. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.pathwaymemorial.com
well, it's april 15 & i just now found out about larry's passing. he was a great one - even tho he was only a year older than me, he was sort of my hero, when we were in our teen years, playing music & baseball together. he played drums in my parents' band, the jean allen combo, and like his own family band, we played regularly at moberly's wayside inn, and all over central missouri. there were many treasured times with his family over in madison, and i had spoken w/larry some 6 months ago by phone. at that time, he seemed to feel great, telling me all about his new love, diane, and yakking about music & fishing. my heart goes out to everyone that knew larry and loved him, particularly to his sister kay and her wonderful husband, bill brooks.
terry mcdonald Apr 15 2022 10:36 AM
Larry was my classmate, class of '63. We were all very good friends. Larry and I (mostly Larry) brought the house down with our on-stage kiss during our senior play. So sorry to hear of his passing, special thoughts and prayers to Kay and Bill. Kay was a music friend in high school and both were good friends to my parents through the years. So sorry for your loss.
Jean Ann Hickey Barbee Jan 15 2022 9:28 AM
So sorry to hear of Larry's Passing....RIP my friend!
Robert Mongler Jan 10 2022 11:43 AM
My mom grew up with Larry and Beverly. Larry was a great athlete and musician. I always enjoyed the times I got to spend around their family. He will be missed but not forgotten.
Robbie Bates Jan 10 2022 10:25 AM
I am so sorry for your great loss.
Dede Mitchell Jan 9 2022 12:03 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Larry Wandrey
Dede Mitchell Jan 9 2022 12:02 PM
So sorry to hear this. Having problems walking so unable to be there. Sending prayers and love to family.
Joyce Smith Jan 8 2022 8:00 PM
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Carol (Jackson) Klindt Jan 8 2022 12:53 PM
In the 8th grade at Madison school Larry was my very first boyfriend. He and his parents had a band and played regularly at the Wayside Inn in Moberly. I was fortunate enough to have accompanied them on several occasions to hear them play. He will certainly be missed by all who knew him.
Carol (Jackson) Klindt Jan 8 2022 12:50 PM
We were able to share many fun times with Larry and Beverly at our class of '65 reunions through the years. They were also neighbors of my Mom and Dad, Bob and Betty Mackler when Bryan was born. There were some hilarious "neighbor"stories that Beverly used to share! Our condolences to all the family. James and Barbara Mackler Robertson
Barbara Robertson Jan 7 2022 9:03 PM