Lawrence J. Bricco, New London, age 61, died Saturday, April 16th, 2011, after a courageous, inspiring fight against cancer. Larry was born August 26, 1949, son of Loy and Lorraine (Spoehr) Bricco. He was a proud graduate of Bear Creek High School in 1968. He was united in marriage to Barbara Houk on June 7, 1969. Larry served his country in the U.S. Army from 1969-1972. He was employed at Curwood, Inc. for 37 years, retiring in April of 2010. Larry was a former volunteer with the Big Brother’s organization, the New London Fire Department and as an EMT for the New London Ambulance Service. Larry was an excellent cook and loved to make amazing meals for family, friends and co-workers. He was most proud of his chili, having won many awards in Chili Cookoffs. He was happy to pass the recipe along to anyone who asked and liked to brag about the fact that his chili was made all over the country now. He also was a talented wood craftsman creating many projects that were all given to family members or friends. He was especially proud of 2 cedar hope chests he built. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in New London. Larry is survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara; three daughters: Michelle (Steve) Stang, Mandy (special friend Jeff Eggers) Jensen, Melanie (special friend, Troy Bork) Chally; parents, Loy and Lorraine Bricco, eight grandchildren: Hannah, Luke, Sydney, Jacob, Paige, Breanna, Hope and Bryce; a brother and sister-in-law, Randy (Jill) Bricco, a sister and brother-in-law, Sandy (Tim) Wanta, his mother and father-in-law, Robert and Leslie Houk, a brother-in-law, Rick (Pam) Houk, a sister-in-law, Debby (Steve) Thompson; three special god-children: Pascha Zietlow, Brian Murray and Dylan Thompson; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and two brothers-in-law: Skip and Bill Houk.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, April 20th, at 10 a.m. at United Methodist Church, corner of Oshkosh and Pine Streets, New London, the Pastor Lucretia Fehrmann officiated. Burial was in Floral Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held at Cline & Hanson Funeral Home, New London, from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
We would like to thank Pastor Lucretia for always being there for us over the past 2 years. We also would like to thank all the special people from the Martha Siekman Cancer Center who treated us like family. A special thank you to Dr. Guenther and Jennifer and Theda Care At Home for their compassionate care.
What Cancer Cannot Take From You
It Cannot Take Away Your Faith
Shatter Your Hope
Or Lessen Your Love
It Cannot Destroy True Friendship
Invade the Soul
Or Take Away Eternal Life
It Cannot Conquer Your Spirit