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Lawrence A. Pagenkopf

March 15, 1941 ~ January 26, 2022 (age 80)

Obituary

UPDATE

Burial will take place on Friday, May 20, 2022 at the Athelstane Cemetery, 12247 Co Rd AC, Athelstane, WI 54104.

Lawrence “Larry” Albert Pagenkopf, 80 years old, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. He was born on March 15, 1941, to the late Harold and Helen “Alice” (Henquinet) Pagenkopf, in Sturgeon Bay WI. On August 13, 1960, he married Eunice Hogan at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute.

Larry attended Carlsville Grade School in Carlsville, Sevastopol High School in Institute, and Door-Kewaunee Normal Teachers College in Algoma. He taught at Pioneer Grade School in Fond du Lac from September 1960 until January 1964 and then became a New York Life Insurance Agent. The family moved to Sturgeon Bay where he sold life and health insurance. In 1969 he passed his securities license and sold investment product. He was a member of the Sturgeon Bay Jaycees, volunteer fireman and sheriff deputy, and other community organizations. He enjoyed hunting and shooting trap as a member of Rod and Gun club. He was a softball player and sponsored a team. He helped build the Jaycee Softball Field. After retiring he and Eunice moved to Wausaukee to the log home they built together. While there, he was a volunteer Ambulance driver. Until recently he spent his winters in Mission, TX.

Larry is survived by four children: Scott Pagenkopf of Redwood City, CA; Kim (Tom) Van Schaack of Counce, TN; Mark Pagenkopf of Oconto Falls, WI; and Pam (Phil Nuckolls) Pagenkopf of Savannah, TN. Five grandchildren: Austin (Franka Schauss) Marks; Karen (Rafael Tabic Borja) Marks de Tabic; Morgan Pagenkopf (and her mother Tina Pagenkopf); Cole (fiancé Janel Musil) Pagenkopf; and Brice Pagenkopf. Two great grandchildren Victoria and Luca Marks. Special friend Rita Lorsung. Brother Leslie Pagenkopf. Several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice, who passed away December 10, 2011; his son Barry Pagenkopf, who passed away April 19, 2007; and his parents Harold and Helen Pagenkopf.

Visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Algoma, WI on Monday January 31, 2022, from 9:30-11:00 am. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am with Fr. Tony Birdsall officiating. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Burial will take place in the Forest Home Cemetery in Athelstane, WI on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Unity Hospice. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.KinnardFCS.com.

The family would like to thank the staff at Autumn’s Journey for the wonderful care he received during his brief stay. Specifically, Jennie Pavlat who went above and beyond helping the family during his illnesses.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
January 31, 2022

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church - Algoma
214 Church St.
Algoma, WI 54201

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
January 31, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church - Algoma
214 Church St.
Algoma, WI 54201

Burial
Friday
May 20, 2022

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