It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Larry L. Stricker, on Feb. 1, 2021, at the age of 79, in Powell. His battle with medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Larry came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.
Larry was born on Oct. 6, 1941, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to Alex Stricker and Katherine Schmidt. He was the youngest of seven siblings. After graduating high school, he married his first wife Judy Wamser in 1962. They had one daughter, Michelle Chenoweth.
Larry was in the United States Army from Aug. 17, 1966, to Aug. 1, 1968, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He received the Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars. After 30 years of dedication he retired from Celotex.
On July 16, 2004, he married his loving wife Sheila Stricker in Las Vegas. He loved spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, camping and four-wheeling. He also enjoyed bowling leagues and everything NASCAR. He was affiliated with St. Barbara’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and a member of the American Legion.
Larry was preceded in death by his early wife Judy Wamser-Stricker, daughter Michelle Chenoweth, parents, Alex Stricker and Katherine Schmidt, and sisters, Hilda Gross, Clara Schaneman and Jane Hoff.
He is survived by his wife Sheila; stepchildren, Kevin (Penny) Cannon, Darren (Mie) Cannon, Bryan and Nicole Cannon; and siblings, Evelyn Ott, Dorothy Schaneman, Shirley Piester and Joan Siegfried. He has nine grandchildren: Chad Stricker, Trent and Willie Cannon, Sierra Cannon, Noel and Rinka Cannon, Dwayne (Bubba) Sumida, and Kolten and Jaron Heath. He has two great-grandchildren, Silas Stricker and Natalie Tople.
Rosary will be at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church, at 115 E. 3rd Street in Powell. A funeral service in memory of Larry will be held on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at 10 a.m., at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church. Fr. Phillip Wagner will be officiating. Interment will follow at the Crown Hill Cemetery.
The family requests that memorials be made in Larry’s name to Loaves and Fishes or Serenity Pregnancy Resource Center of Powell.