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“Sandy and family I am so sorry for the loss of Larry.I know Larry cared much for his family and community.He left a legacy for his family and his...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: chris parker

“Sandy and family, I have such great memories of you and Larry coming in to eat at the Apple Creek Inn. What wonderful times they were. Larry was...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Sue Cashman

“Dear Sandy and family, we send our deepest sympathies to you as the Lord Jesus took Larry home to be with him in heaven. May He comfort you with...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Pastor Philip Hoyer

“SandySorry for your loss. Sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God be with you at this difficult time.SincerelyDennis and...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Lynette Myszka - Edgar, WI

“I work with Dana and wanted the family to know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Tina Payton

“I am sharing you in your sorrow. Larry was such a love able man and a perfect role model for all of us. Cliff Knapp ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Cliff Knapp

“What an amazing man of character and Faith! You can't help but smile when you think of him. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Amy Sturm

“Darin, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I worked in the same area at AAL with your Dad. He always had such a positive attitude and a...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Carla (& Russ) Conradt

“WARM HUGS TO ALL THE KATH FAMILY......... WE WERE WITH AAL FOR 30 YEARS AND DURING THAT TIME HAD MANY GREAT INTERACTIONS WITH LARRY.......VERY...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: JERRY AND JACQUIE GRINSTEAD

“I have had the great pleasure of being Larry's son in law for the past 28 years. Larry was a man of great character, but more importantly, a man of...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Bill Parker

“Sandy, Dede, Dana, and Darin-You were all an important part of my life back in those high school years. So sorry to hear about your loss. Be...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Jay Wians

“Dana and Dede sorry to hear of your loss, and angel in heaven is watching over you now and forever. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Kristel Meyerhofer - Appleton, WI

“We just recently celebrated our risen Lord. This is our comfort. For He did not only rise from the dead, but also promises us that we will join Him,...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Don and Judy Gurgel

“Larry Kath was the finest man I have ever known. His spirit for life and infectious smile will live on forever in all our hearts. He is now at a...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Knapp

“God's blessings to the Kath Family. Our deepest sympathies for your loss. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: James Herbert Krueger, II

“So sorry for your loss--My sympathy to the family ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Yvonne Friday

“Thank you for your beautiful life. Rest in Peace, Mr. Kath. ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Nick Suess (friend of the fine son you raised, Darin)

“I am so terribly sorry to hear this news. Larry will always be remembered by me as a man of great character, charisma and faith. He always had a...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Thom (& Chris) Kohlbeck

“Wishing you sympathy and comfort during this sad time. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Christine (Oashger) Davis - MN

“My deepest sympathy to the family.Deidre and Dana were an important part of Tracy's life for many years.Shirley Dufek ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Shirley Dufek - Aurora, CO


Larry L. Kath, age 76, of Appleton, passed away at Grand Horizons Assisted Living in Appleton, Wisconsin, on Sunday, April 23, 2017. He was born on July 25, 1940, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, to the late Herman and Fern (Russ) Kath. Larry married Sandra Gruening on April 20, 1963, in Wausau, Wisconsin. An avid sportsman, Larry was a star point guard on his high school basketball team and a standout third baseman. As an adult he enjoyed golf and was a devoted Packers, Brewers and Badgers fan. For the past 20 years, Larry and Sandy have wintered in Arizona. Larry's business career spanned over 25 years at AAL and he retired as Vice President of Corporate Relations. Larry was also a founder of The Community Foundation and served as CEO for over 12 years. Most importantly, Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a man of faith and endeavored to share his faith with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Sandy; his twin daughters, Dana (Mike) Besaw, and Deidre (Bill) Parker; his son, Darin (Tia) Kath; his grandchildren, Bryce, Amanda, Austin, Abby, Lauren, Hannah, Zachary, Taylor and Claire; his great granddaughter, Olivia; his sisters, Darlene Nardi and Charlene (William) Loppnow; and his sister-in-law, Sandra Kath-Lanterman. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Merwyn Kath and Allan Kath, and his brother-in-law, Alan Nardi. The Christian Funeral for Larry will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at MOUNT OLIVE EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 930 E. Florida Avenue, Appleton, with Pastor Robert Raasch officiating. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior Street, Appleton, on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and again at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Entombment will be at Highland Memorial Park. A memorial has been established in Larry's name to benefit Mount Olive Ev. Lutheran Church and the Sandra and Larry Kath Future Fund of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staffs at Rennes Health Care Center, Theda Care Medical Center-Appleton, Grand Horizons, and ThedaCare at Home Hospice, for their loving care. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com