Lawrence “Larry” J. Schotz

Lawrence “Larry” J. Schotz, age 60, of Merrill, WI, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at his home.  Larry was born in Merrill, WI, on February 21, 1962, to the late Lawrence and Helen (Heise) Schotz. In his younger years, Larry worked various labor jobs which included millwork, painting, and bartending.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his niece and nephews and was a positive role model in their growing up.  Larry enjoyed socializing with his favorite bartender and many friends at S&S and enjoyed nature, hunting, and gardening, especially tomato plants.  Larry was known for his kind and gentle soul and for his charming, witty, and observant personality.  He was truly rich in heart and loved by all.   

He will be deeply missed by his sister, Charlene “Charlie” (Dale) Venske; his brother, Daniel (Phyllis) Schotz; his niece, Kelly Clark; and his nephews, Seth (Sara) Clark, Brent (Carri) Clark, and Derek Schotz.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Helen.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at the Snow Hill Cemetery in Merrill, at 11:00 AM.  Rev. Larry Mathein will officiate.  Generations Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.

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