Larry Gene Stein was born on January 7, 1937 to Erwin and Jo (Rice) Stein in Topeka, Kansas. He passed away on January 19, 2021, at the age of 84, at the Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke, Colorado.
After graduating from High School Larry attended Western Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado.
Larry married JoAnn (Weiss) Stein on March 9, 1958 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Holyoke, Colorado. This union was blessed with three children Brian, Cheryl, and Eric. Larry and JoAnn spent 62 years together before his passing.
Larry worked at John Deere in Holyoke and Imperial in the sales department; John Baldwin Chevrolet and Stone Motors in the sales department and was a USPS Rural Mail Carrier.
Larry served his country in the US Navy for four years. He served on a submarine and a destroyer. He was active in the Holyoke VFW and Lions Club. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and belonged to the church choir.
Larry was an avid arrowhead hunter and enjoyed taking the family every chance he had; He enjoyed woodworking, caring for his beautiful yard, studying geology, and spending as much time as possible with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Larry spearheaded the development, creation, and maintenance of the Holyoke Fishing Pond. He spent countless hours of volunteering at the local ball stand, delivering meals on wheels, volunteering and participating in Lions Club activities, collecting and distributing medical equipment for the Lions Club, distribution, along with and was active in the Catholic Church in various capacities. Larry will be remembered for always having a smile.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Jo Stein and daughter-in-law, Pam Stein.
Larry is survived by his wife, JoAnn Stein of Holyoke, Colorado; siblings, Jim Stein and wife, Karen of South Dakota; Richard Stein and wife, Marsha of Nebraska; Mary Poe and husband Noel of Utah; children, Brian Stein of Cheyenne, Wyoming; Cheryl Hunt; Eric Stein and wife, Christie of Fort Collins, Colorado; Scott Hunt of Fort Collins; grandchildren, Joshua Stein and wife, Jessica of River Falls, Wisconsin; Jamie Gulley and husband, Jason, Trenton Hunt, Lucas Stein, Skyler Hunt and Isaac Stein all of Fort Collins; great grandchildren, Jasmine, Liam, and Asher Stein of River Falls, Wisconsin; Braelund Gulley of Fort Collins; Amber and Kaylee Gulley of North Dakota;
Graveside service – Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Holyoke Cemetery in Holyoke, Colorado with Father Jerry Rohr officiating. Baucke Funeral Home directed the service.
Memorial Contributions can be sent to the Bank of the West, 125 South Baxter Avenue, Holyoke, Colorado 80734
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