Lawrence V. “Larry” Willegal, 90, Ferdinand

Larry WillegalLawrence V. “Larry” Willegal, 90, of Ferdinand, died Sunday (January 25) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born April 6, 1924, in Whitewater, Wisconsin, to Andrew and Amanda (Raabe) Willegal. He married Mary C. Barnett August 18, 1951, at St. Nicholas Church in Milwaukee. She died February 26, 2009.

Larry was retired from Alen-Bradley Corporation. He was a member of St. Ferdinand Parish and an Oblate of St. Benedict. A former member of St. Nicholas Church in Milwaukee, he enjoyed Wii golf, model cars, and needlepointing.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary A. Willegal and Sr. Kate Willegal, OSB, both of Ferdinand; one son, Lawrence J. Willegal and wife Carol, Fredonia, Wisconsin; one grandson, Johnathan; and one great-grandson, Nash.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Services at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion Post No. 124 will provide military graveside rites. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Benedict or to the Dubois County Humane Society. Online condolences may be shared at

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