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Larry L. Steller

Larry L. Steller

Larry L. Steller, age 78 of Arkansaw, passed away September 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Larry was born on December 12, 1940 at Marycrest Hospital in Durand. He was the son of Ronald and Lena (Schuh) Steller and grew up on a farm on the outskirts of Arkansaw. Graduated from Arkansaw High School in 1958. Larry joined the U.S. Army in 1958 and was stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1962. He was a member of the Plum City American Legion Post #365 for 36 years.

Larry married the love of his life, Margaret “Midge” Hophan on February 15, 1969 and they had recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Over the years, they traveled to many far away places. Taking trips into Mexico, Canada, Alaska and Hawaii. They also traveled to Germany, China, Peru and Ireland.

Larry is survived by his wife: Midge, four children: Steven (Amy), David (friend, Sarah), Erin (Shari), Kristin (friend, Joe). Seven grandchildren: DJay, Debi (friend, Mike), Abbey (Tyler) Adamczak, Gloralene (Zach) Bauer, Josie (friend, Tim), Tuesday and Tripp. 5½ great grandchildren: Matelyne, Malaya, Sawyer, Noelle, Finley and baby girl Clarke, who has yet to make an appearance. Two sisters: Linda Owen and Louella (James Barbee) Steller, one brother: Lyle (Nancy) of Milwaukee, one niece: Desiree (Kasey), other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents, sister: Lois in infancy and his faithful dog: Ozzy.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00PM-5:00PM, Saturday September 28, 2019 at the Arkansaw Community Center in Arkansaw. Burial will be in the Arkansaw French Cemetery with Military Honors by the Plum City American Legion Post #365.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. JoAnn Fredrickson

    My Dear Midge, I am so sorry for your loss! Cherish the memories you made together! May he Rest In Peace!
    In Loving Memory! God Bless! Jo

  2. Marian

    Hello Midge,
    So sorry to hear that Larry passed away. You had fifty good years together and did a lot of traveling. Memories that no one can take away. I don't get down that way anymore. Jan and Dick are here now for 10 days. I go to their place in TX during the winter. My sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Marian

  3. Joe and Jan Drier

    Sending Prayers and our Sympathy to all the Family!!

  4. Karen Sundstrom

    So sorry for your loss. CoduI will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Nadine Schuh

    So sorry to hear about Larry's passing, Praying for the family during this time.

    I am Leo and Irene Schuh's daughter.

  6. Vicci Hutter Rosenberg

    So sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. Go bless and take care. Bun

  7. Orin Keys

    Sadden to here of Larry 's passing have many fond memories. Will you and your family in our prays

  8. John and Judy Parr

    Sorry to read this hugs to all

  9. Larry and Carol Prissel

    Marge and family , We are so sorry for your lost, Our prayers are with you all

  10. Donna Karshbaum

    So Sorry for your Loss, Larry was a Wonderful Person,HUGS and PRAYERS Sent to You,God Bless You All !!!????jxjo

  11. Susan Britton Hanson

    Midge, so sorry to see about Larry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. Kathie Severson (Byington)

    So sorry for your lost. Sending lots of hugs and prayers

  13. Dallas and Judy Doughty

    Our sincerest condolences to Larry’s family.

  14. Twylah Ottman

    Midge, so sorry for your loss. God’s peace to you and your family. Warmest regards.

  15. Kay and Denny Longsdorf

    So sorry for your lost of Larry. Treasure your memories.

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