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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Thursday August 16th, 2018
2:00pm - 8:00pm

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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Friday August 17th, 2018

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Leonard "Larry" E. Avery

Leonard "Larry" E. Avery, age 75, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Monday morning, August 13, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital.  He was born April 11, 1943 in Toledo, Ohio to Gertrude (Grimes) and Leonard G. Avery.  Larry was a 1962 graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School and enlisted in the Army Reserves.  On July 1, 1967, he married Mary Ann Andrews. Larry retired in 2002 from General Mills in Toledo, where he worked as a maintenance mechanic.

When the kids were growing up he was very active coaching little league baseball and bowling on the Thursday night bowling league.  In his later years, he enjoyed playing pot belly basketball with his brother-in-law in Adrian. Larry was an avid golfer his entire life and avid Ohio State Buckeyes Fan. He was a member of Valleywood Golf Club and St. Richard Catholic Parish. Larry loved family vacations and most of all being a Papa to his nine grandchildren.

Larry will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 51 years, Mary Ann, children,  Angie (Steve) Schmitz, Ted (Fiance, Julia) Avery, Bob (Jamie) Avery and Bill (Emily) Avery; grandchildren, Justin, Nathan and Devin Schmitz, Brooke and Robyn Avery, Julianna and Maria Avery, and Elizabeth and Liliana Avery.  He is also survived by his siblings, Dianne (Bob) Sradeja, Sandy (Mike) Bauder, Doug (Josette) Avery, Mike (Pam) Avery, Nancy (Jeff) Wagner and Kym Callis; family friend, Jennifer Avery; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Gertrude Avery and son, Larry Avery, Jr.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 16th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631), where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 p.m.  A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, August 17th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, 333 Brookside Dr. in Swanton.  Interment will follow at St. Richard's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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Mary Ann and family, so sorry for your loss. I am sure you have many wonderful memories of your time together.

Diana Holt Aug 18 2018 12:00 AM

Mary Ann and family, we are sorry to hear of Larry's passing. I have great memories of you and Larry at athletic and
school events. We are hoping your wonderful memories will be of comfort to you and we'll be thinking of you.

Barb & Charlie Guess Aug 17 2018 12:00 AM

Avery family ,your prays are with you , I was so sorry to hear of Larry's passing, iworked with Larry for 30 years at the Mill and bowled with him many times , enjoyed his presents, he will be missed.
Paul and Stephanie Eishen.

Paul Eishen Aug 16 2018 12:00 AM

To Avery Family,My wife and I were sorry to hear of Larry's passing our prays go out to your all, I remember Larry very fondly we bowled together when we both worked at the Mill .

Paul Eishen Aug 16 2018 12:00 AM

goodbye dearly beloved brother. i have too many memories to share, but i am grateful for all of them. i am so proud of the father and husband you were. Dad was a great role model and you followed closely in his footsteps. i , also , want to thank my dear sister, mary ann, who took such good care of you all 51 years. you must be bursting with pride on how great all your children responded to your parenting. the word love was not spoken out loud in our family, but i knew you loved me just as i loved you. good bye dear brother. you are in good hands.

dianne Aug 16 2018 12:00 AM

A Mountain Meadow Pedestal Arrangement was sent on August 16, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Pattersons

Expression of Sympathy Aug 16 2018 12:00 AM

A Spathiphyllum was ordered on August 16, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Aug 16 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leonard "Larry" Avery

Brett Vaillant Aug 15 2018 12:00 AM

To the Avery Family,
So sorry for your loss. I went to elementary school with Doug at Blessed Sacrament. Mike played football for my Dad too..
I remember building a cart that we pushed around selling popcorn in the neighborhood on Claredale rd.
God rest your soul Larry

Bob Langenderfer

bob Langenderfer Aug 15 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leonard "Larry" Avery

Judy Boatfield Croley Aug 15 2018 12:00 AM

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