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Lawrence "Larry" Dale Prickette

May 11, 1934 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Lawrence "Larry" Prickette Obituary

Lawrence “Larry” D. Prickette, age 89 of Cecil, passed away on Wednesday morning January 24, 2024 at Birch Hill Health Services, Shawano.

Lawrence “Larry” Dale Prickette was born May 11, 1934 in Elcho, WI, son to the late Alfred & Arlene (Thurber) Prickette. He grew up on a farm near Antigo and at 11 years old, moved in with foster parents Cora & George Johnson after his parents divorced.  He lived on the farm until 1954 when he enlisted in the National Guard. Larry was united in marriage to Georgine Rae Tooley on November 26, 1955 at St. John’s Catholic Church. After transitioning into the Air Force full time, where he made a career with Air Force Intelligence, Larry served his country behind the scenes, helping provide other units with the information they needed to complete their missions. During his time in the military everyone he worked with affectionately called him “Shorty.” He served in Alaska, Japan, Florida, Wisconsin & Texas throughout his military career. He later retired in 1974 after 20 years of service.  Larry was a guide in Alaska for about six years, and also ran a charter boat in Florida for three years. He later worked at the Outagamie County’s Mosquito Hill Nature Center. Larry was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bear Creek from 1974 to 1995 where he served as a Eucaristic Minister. He later attended St. Rose Catholic Church, Clintonville where he was active with the Knights of Columbus. More recently, Larry and Georgine attended St. Martin of Tours Catholic Parish, Cecil. He was an outdoorsman to the core and enjoyed his time in nature hunting and fishing all around the world. Larry liked to joke around and pulled pranks on his children. He was very excited to make it to his 90th year as a child of God. He will be remembered as a friendly person who would help anyone who needed it.     

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Georgine
His children: John Prickette, Hayward; James Prickette, Clintonville; Jeanne’ McCormick, Cecil; Jerry (Cathy) Prickette, Melrose, MN; Jacqueline Goble, Antigo; Jacques (LaRita) Prickette, Clintonville; Julia (Charlie) Bohman, Hortonville
12 Grandchildren
16 Great-grandchildren
Siblings: Judy (Tom) Kannenburg & D’Anna Cox

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Edward Kenneth Prickette; and a granddaughter, Sydney Grace Prickette; siblings, Gordon Prickette, Betty Rawlings, Delores Davis, Duretta Stewart, Ronald Priquette, & Darlene Kwick.  

Funeral services will be held 11 AM on Thursday February 1, 2024 at St. Rose Catholic Church, Clintonville, with Fr. Simon Muriithi Minyati officiating. Military honors will be conducted after the service by VFW Post #664, American Legion Post #63 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit #63, all of Clintonville. Inurnment will take place at Elcho Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will take place on Thursday at the church from 10 AM until the time of service.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville is assisting the Prickette family with arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at eberhardtstevenson.com.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
February 1, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Rose Catholic Church
140 Auto St.
Clintonville, WI 54929

Funeral Service
Thursday
February 1, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Rose Catholic Church
140 Auto St.
Clintonville, WI 54929

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