ALBURGH – Larry D. Hetrick Sr., age 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at his home in Alburgh with his wife by his side.
He was born in Marion, Ohio on August 14, 1937 to the late Harry & Mary (Irons) Hetrick.
Larry was born and raised in Ohio on the family farm. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1956 and retired after a 20 year career in Weapons Maintenance. While stationed in Landstuhl, Germany Larry met Renate, his life partner who became his beloved bride in 1960. They moved their family to the states, living in Louisiana, Kentucky and eventually settling in Alburgh, Vermont. Larry was a proud longtime member of the Freemasons. He was well known for his impeccable delivery of his well thought out speeches. Larry was intelligent and very well spoken. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, puttering on his John Deere tractor, traveling around Germany and scratch tickets! Larry was proud of his family, his family history, arrowheads he had found, his Mercedes and the ’69 Gold Mustang. Omi will miss hearing “I Love You” every day from the man who was by her side throughout a great life.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Renate Hetrick of Alburgh; his children, Walter Hetrick of Fairfax, Larry Hetrick Jr. and his wife Bonnie of St. Albans, Cindy Boren and her husband Steve of St. Albans and Caryn Hetrick of St. Albans Bay; grandchildren, Kristy, Jennifer, Phylicia, Shaun, Matthew, Aaron, Eric, Ariel and Cassandra; great grandchildren, Alexa, Brayden, Ava, Maeve, Aiden and Gavin; brothers, Harry Hetrick Jr., Ted and Dave Sipe; several nieces and nephews, especially Ralph, Ronnie, Richard and Elisabeth; his beloved canine companion, Mini; and many special friends. Besides his parents, Larry was predeceased by his brothers, Ronald, and Richard Hetrick; special friend, Gary Burnor; beloved sister-in-law, Eva Labelle; and a very special stepfather, Bob Sipe.
Larry’s family are respecting his wishes, and services will be private.
For those who wish, contributions in Larry’s memory may be made to C.I.D.E.R., P.O. Box 13, South Hero, VT 05486.
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