Larry “Chub” Weycker

Larry “Chub” Weycker, 79, passed away September 17, 2021, at home in Kenosha, WI after an extended battle with lung cancer and COPD. Larry was born October 20, 1941 in Green Bay, WI to the late Clyde and Gladys (Kollman) Weycker. He was raised in both Amberg, WI and Green Bay, WI and graduated from Green Bay West High School. 

After graduation, he served in the Air Force. He went on to computer programming in Milwaukee, WI and Minneapolis, MN, managing the Consumers Cooperative in Eau Claire, WI, co-owning with his brothers Weycker Brothers Transport in Green Bay, driving truck over the road for Schneider National and finally driving truck for Wal-mart until he was 68 out of Fort Dodge, IA, Menomonie, WI, and finally Hermiston, OR. 

Along the way he met many amazing people and shared his passions for flying, all things computers, politics and current events, stock trading and fishing. Larry was a die hard Packer, Brewers, Badgers and Gonzaga Bulldogs fan. He was a storyteller and loved sitting a spell and sharing his adventures! His family was blessed to have him live with them for the final years of his life.

Larry is survived by his children – Robert Weycker and L’Rae (Weycker) Scherwinski, son-in-law Paul Scherwinski, grandchildren – Jessica, Alicia, Noah, Madalyn, and Hannah and his four great-grandchildren. His sister Jean Routhieaux, sister-in-law Jan Weycker, cousins Jack and Sue Nys, and many more beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Close friends Carol Weinhauer, Eddie and Lynda Von Ark, Kathy and Joey “Knuckles” Costa, Darrell and Marian Scherwinski, Rich Rudy, and Bill Millsap.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marion, parents, sister and brother-in-law June and Roger Olejniczak; brother and sister-in-law Clyde “Koke” and Diane Weycker; brother Byron “Bid” Weycker; brother-in-law Jim Routhieaux and many other uncles, aunts and cousins, and his close friend and fishing buddy Bill Dennett.

Larry’s family wish to thank Dr. George Poullette, Dr. Abdul Durrani, Kilea, Conner, Connie, Charlie, and all the amazing staff and volunteers of Hospice Alliance of Kenosha, WI. Their dedication and care was invaluable in the last year of Larry’s life. Thank you as well to Casey Family Options Funeral and Cremation for their assistance.

Larry leaves behind a legacy of hard work, hard play, and humor. We are so grateful to those who have shared stories with us in recent weeks. No services are planned at this time per Larry’s wishes. Those wishing to do something in Larry’s honor may consider a donation to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital or The Hospice Alliance of Kenosha, WI.

Casey Family Options Funerals and Cremations

Stephen P. Casey, Funeral Director

(262) 653-0667

www.CaseyFamilyOptions.com

Thoughts for Larry “Chub” Weycker;

  • I first met Larry in 2016 when we both were getting radiation for cancer. I exchanged pleasantries with this big bear, both Ex military so we swapped numbers with the promise that we would get together for coffee and a bull session. I was in a bad place at the time, I had just been diagnosed with cancer and living in a new city. Needless to say the cheese was starting to slide off of my sandwich. I didn’t call Larry but thankfully he called me, (twice). That was the start of a friendship and a true friend that helped me through some hard times. I miss our visits, the hours we talked about airplanes and of course I got some of his life stories that I thoroughly enjoyed and oh so much miss. I never did call him Larry, he was and always will be “Boss”. He would text me every morning between 6 and 6:30 AM with the weather report and a good morning. I looked forward to those and it got to be a regular, enjoyable part of my day.
    We both ended up leaving Vancouver and going our separate ways. We may have been separated but the miles did not diminish my friendship, admiration or the fact I missed him. Every time I watch anything about airplanes or our favorite political interests I really miss him. Even to the end it was always a blessing to communicate with him.
    I never did meet “Chub” but he sounds like a guy that I would have enjoyed knowing. I was truly blessed to have met “Boss”. I am a better man for having known him and the world is a lesser place without him. I will miss my friend more than he would ever know but the angels have him now and heaven has a weather reporter.

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