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Larry Walter Schleusner, age 68, of Colfax, WI, joined the Lord, Thursday, October 30, 2014, after a long, hard battle with prostate cancer.

He was born November 23, 1945, to Millie (Schlough) and Lester Schleusner of Ridgeland. Larry enlisted in the Army National Guard while attending Barron High School. After graduating, he attended UW-River Falls, Majoring in Business and Ag. Science. Throughout the years, he was a banker, broker, and investment specialist. Larry had an adventurous spirit. He thoroughly enjoyed being with people. He loved helping family and friends with taxes, investments, fishing, hunting, camping, sausage making, and card playing. He truly enjoyed the time spent with his three grandchildren (Megan, Morgan, and Macy). You would often see the four of them head out to breakfast, for biscuits and gravy, at the VFW in Eau Claire.

He married Linda (Sykora) the love of his life, on November 23, 1966.

Larry is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife of 48 years, Linda (Sykora); daughter, Shari (Jon) Wendland of Tomahawk; son, Craig (Brenda) Schleusner of Colfax; three granddaughters, Megan, Morgan, and Macy Schleusner; mother, Millie (Schlough) Schleusner; sister, Linda (Jerry) Fellenz. Larry is further survived by nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his father, Lester; nephew, Terrill Callies; mother-in-law, Mildred (Knoepke) Sykora; and father-in-law, Millard Sykora.

Funeral Services were held at Colfax Lutheran Church on Monday, November 3, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Leslie Walck officiating, visitation was one hour prior to service. Visitation was held on Sunday, November 2, 2014, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Sampson Funeral Home, 1017 Railroad St. in Colfax, WI. Entombment was in Chapel of Hope Mausoleum in Chippewa Falls, WI. Military Honors were conducted by the American Legion Russell-Toycen Post 131, following the service at the church.

We would like to thank everyone involved for their heartfelt and compassionate care they have given to Larry.

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