Larry F. Van Tol, 61, of Bay City, our dedicated and devoted father, son, brother, uncle and friend was born into eternal life on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at McLaren Bay Region. Larry was born in Bay City on June 2, 1951, the son of Floyd L. and Lucille R. (Eigner) Van Tol. He was a 1969 graduate of Bay City Central High School and also proudly served in the U.S. Army. Larry then went on to work and retire from Delphi. His hardworking nature carried through to Van Tol Farms, where Larry was a lifelong farmer. In addition to farming, Larry enjoyed belonging to The Eagles Club, the Loyal Order of the Moose and St. John the Evangelist Church. Larry’s family always remained first in his life. Larry’s fun loving and joking nature, along with his love for his family, fishing, hunting and the outdoors will live on forever in the hearts of those he loved. Left to cherish Larry’s memory are his two daughters, Amy and husband, Jesse Lothamer of Okemos and Nicole and husband, Matt Mueller of Bay City. He was the loving and adoring grandpa of Jackie and Joshua Lothamer and Calynn Mueller. Larry also leaves behind his best friend and mother, Lucille R. Van Tol, and special friend, Lyle Sylvester of Hampton Twp.; brother, Ronald and wife, Joyce Van Tol of Pinconning; sisters, Marilyn DeLude of Frankenmuth and Janice Weiss and special friend, Dave Ailing of Bay City, along with Larry’s special friend, Patty Lutz and several nieces, nephews and friends. Larry was welcomed home to heaven by his father, Floyd L. Van Tol; brother-in-law, Gary DeLude and two nephews. Larry’s family will be present to receive visitors on Monday, May 20, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Vigil for the Deceased at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Larry will be taken to St. John the Evangelist Church, 614 Pine St., Essexville, where visitation will continue from 9:00 a.m. until the time of his Funeral Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. Fr. Ricky Varner will officiate with the Rite of Committal to follow in Wisner Twp. Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of Larry may be directed to St. John the Evangelist Church or the Ronald McDonald House, 3911 Beaubien St., Detroit, MI. 48201.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. May God comfort you as you mourn his loss. ~ Classmate ~ Bill Ash ’69

  2. Heartfelt condolences to Larry’s family. I went to school with Larry for 7 years. His laughter was contagious even then. May your family rest in peace knowing you are in the hands of the Lord. – Classmate – Sherry VanSumeren – ’69

  3. So sorry to here of Larry’s passing. I met him several years ago. My son worked for him and they had a loving father/son relationship. Condolences to his family. May his memories live on in your hearts. Winnie Reed

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