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Larry Orin Vredenburgh

Larry Orin Vredenburgh, age 81, of Plymouth, died Thursday, September 5, 2019 as a result of a motor vehicle/motorcycle collision.

Larry was born August 29, 1938 in Chatfield, Ohio to the late Walden and Thelma (Rockey) Vredenburgh. He was a 1956 graduate of Chatfield High School. Larry worked at Bishop Motors in New Washington for 12 years prior to working 34 years at UFORMA Shelby Business Forms from where he retired. After retirement, Larry drove school bus for Willard and Plymouth/Shiloh School Districts for nearly 10 years. He was also a member of the Plymouth/Shiloh School Board for many years.

Larry enjoyed riding his motorcycle, golfing, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. Tinkering on anything mechanical or electrical was also a hobby, whether the end result was a fixed project or possibly a project in worse condition than when he started. He was always faithful to his morning breakfast and coffee group who met daily at Ted and Ali’s in Shelby.

Larry is survived by his wife of 59 years, Bettie Lucille (Baker) Vredenburgh, whom he wed on February 21, 1960; 2 children: Jackie Vredenburgh (Chris Graham) of Port Clinton and Brian (Susan) Vredenburgh of Ontario; 4 grandchildren: Casey Wechter, Eric Wechter, Allison Vredenburgh, and Alex Vredenburgh; a great granddaughter: Ellie; a sister: Rita (Ron) Mumea of Plymouth; Bettie’s brothers and sisters and their families; and other relatives and numerous friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Todd Vredenburgh, and a granddaughter: Elizabeth Ann Vredenburgh.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, September 9, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 am. Pastor Keith Carlisle will officiate the services and burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Kevin Hemmerly says:

    My deepest sympathies to the Vredenburgh Family on the passing of Larry. I worked with him for many years, and I know what a great guy he was. May you find comfort in knowing he is resting peacefully in The Kingdom of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

  2. Ed Russell says:

    Bettie, Jackie and Brian, I was very sorry to learn of Larry’s tragic accident. My condolences to all of you. I cannot imagine what you are feeling. My thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. RIP Larry.

  3. Rosalie Keesy says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Your all in my thoughts and prayers. I worked with Larry in Willard and Plymouth. He was a great guy. He will be missed terribly.

  4. Ed Sauer says:

    My condolences to Betty and the family. I knew Larry from the Ontario Basketball games where he attended to watch his grandson Alex.

  5. Pat and Tom Coey says:

    Betty Jackie and Brian. I am so very sorry for your loss. Larry was a good neighbor for many years. I love you all

  6. Lena says:

    My condolences to the entire family, Larry and Bettie are the sweetest neighbors. Larry will be missed. Words can’t express how sorry I am. May God bless you all.

  7. Kathy, Todd Brown says:

    We are so sorry for your loss, prayers for all the family….

  8. Sarah and Chad Rowe says:

    We are very sorry for your loss. We meet Larry when we moved to Plymouth 12 years ago. He was a wonderful nice man and our children loved to wave and say hi to him everytime they seen him coming on his bike down to the stop sign.

  9. Kevin Franklin says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Larry he was a great person I enjoyed talking to him my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  10. Amanda Stone says:

    Mornings at Ted and Ali’s will just never be the same. He loved to take the coffee pot around and fill the cups and chat everyone up. I know his morning guys will also feel the void…. He was such a sweet soul, we love him much, and will miss him dearly! We are so sorry for your loss.

  11. Darlene Rufener says:

    Sincere sympathy and prayers during this difficult time. I am Mike’s mother and Rachel’s mother-in-law.

  12. Any Kitts says:

    Brian and Family,
    So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our prayers, and this most difficult time.

  13. Jim and Jeni (Caudill) Shaver says:

    Betty, Jackie and Brian, I am so sorry for your loss. May god comfort you thru this tragic time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

  14. Dave perry says:

    Was lucky enough to spend almost every Saturday morning with Larry at the breakfast table. This morning, he was definitely missed. Prayers to the family, for comfort and healing.

  15. Bob and Marianne Young says:

    So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Sharing in your sadness. Prayers for
    you all.

  16. Joe and Sandy Gibson says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Larry was a very good man. May God bless you all and we will keep you in our prayers

  17. Scott Isaac says:

    Betty, Jackie and Brian. I pray for comfort and understanding during this tragic / sad time in your lives. May God touch and bless you today and everyday going forward. You will always be in our prayers. God Bless.

  18. Sally Messenger says:

    My deepest sympathy to Betty and family. My husband Jim saw and socialized every morning with Larry . A wonderful person that will be missed by so many. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

  19. Denim Robinette says:

    I only knew Larry from Ted and Ali’s. But I considered him my friend, he was such a fun guy to chat with. A few years back his grandson played football for Ontario, Larry was so proud of his grandson!

  20. Marlene Cuppy says:

    My deepest condolences to the family. He was a good friend of Howard`s and now they are together in the arms of our Father in Heaven. God Bless.

  21. Doug McQuate says:

    My deepest sympathy. Larry was a long time good friend who I could always count on. R.I.P.

  22. Marsha & Bob wakeley says:

    Betty and family, we were so sorry to hear about Larry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you on your loss. Sincerely ,Bob and Marsha Wakeley

  23. Dennis Shindeldecker says:

    I knew Larry from Ted and Ali’s, he would sit at our table from time to time and swap cycle magazines with Don and Brian and then go see if the other tables new anything. I’m so sorry for your loss, R.I.P Larry you will be missed!

  24. lorna ackerman says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Larry……He and Dick were friends for many years and now Heaven has gained two real friends……You will all be in my thoughts and prayers……love and hugs Lorna Ackerman

  25. Larry and Rena Lovely says:

    Mr. Brian Vredenburgh and family, we are so sorry to read about the death of your Father. We remember him back when Nathan played ball and you were his coach. He was always so nice and encouraged the boys to play hard. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

  26. Rebecca Gehrisch says:

    Dear Brian and Family,

    So sorry to hear the news. You and yours are in my prayers. Mrs. G

  27. Randy & Jackie Collins says:

    Sorry to hear the news on Larrys passing, he was such a kind hearted man and well loved by many, will be thinking and praying for the family.

  28. Debbie Kovach says:

    I am so sorry for your loss..I have such fond memories of your family….my thoughts and prayers are with you all..

  29. Ron and Linda (McNew) Nelson says:

    To the Vredenburgh Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Larry. Larry was an inspiration to so many people.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  30. Wendy Daniel says:

    Sending heartfelt sympathy to the Vrendenburg Family. May God bring you comfort and peace and may your faith, family and friends be with you during this tragic time.

  31. Tammy Vermillion says:

    Dear family we are very sorry for ur loss we are here for u we love u all be safe and I will always be in our prayers love Bob &Tammy Vermillion

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