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Lawrence A Deinhammer

Lawrence A Deinhammer

Lawrence A. “Larry” Deinhammer, 76, passed away peacefully just after midnight on Friday July 17th at West Chester Hospital in Ohio.   

Larry was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  He was the son of Richard and Marion (Anderson).  Larry attended Devry Technical Institute after high school.  He married Phyllis Bien July 10, 1965.  Larry and Phyllis lived in Eau Claire, WI until 1980, when they relocated to Northern California.  There Larry worked for Zeltex, Inc. and CLI until 1997.  Larry and Phyllis made the trip across country again, and have lived in Mason, OH for the past 23 years.  Larry worked as a Senior Electronics Test Technician at Ethicon Endo-Surgery in Cincinnati, Ohio, until he retired in 2016. 

Larry was an adventurous person who enjoyed trying new things, including motorcycles, fishing, camping, boating, and hiking trips.  He gained his strength from enjoying good times and being surrounded by those he loved.  Larry was known as someone who could repair anything, and thereby earned the name of “Mr. Fixit”.    

Larry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis, their son, Randy (Kimberly) of Wake Forest, NC and daughter, Lori (Thomas) of Ridgecrest, CA; three grandchildren, Klaressa (Sterling), Brittany and Zachary; one brother, Robert (Annie) of Walnut Creek, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald (Marilyn).

Larry will be laid to rest in Holy Rosary Cemetery in Lima, Wisconsin, next to Phyllis’s parents, Chester and Anna Marie (Bauer) Bien.  Due to concerns over COVID-19, funeral services will unfortunately not be held. 

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


  1. Carla Knepper

    Phyllis, Randy, Lori and families,

    My sincere sympathy to all of you on the passing of one great guy.
    So many great memories from Brookwood Drive !
    All the Knepper’s send their sympathy and love to all of you .
    May your memories always hold him close in your hearts.♥️♥️
    Carla, Doug, Scoot, Jamie, Brian
    Knepper and families

  2. John & Mary Borst

    Dear Phyllis & Family,
    We are so sorry! So many memories come to us as we remember all the fun we had as friends and neighbors in Eau Claire. Larry and John were two guys who together could accomplish any and all projects and loved doing those projects together as good friends. Larry was always ready, willing and able to help and always with a smile. Please call me when you can.
    Hugs from Eau Claire, Mary, John and Family

  3. J.A., Jeffery A. Patterson

    joEiMy utmost deepest sympathy to my wonderful aunt Phyllis, great cousin Randy, and my beautiful, sweet, loving cousin Lori Lei. My condolences to his great brother Bob, and wonderful wife Annie Deinhammer, and all the relatives, plus friends Larry always loved. Thank you to all the Deinhammer family and relatives that helped shape Uncle Larry into the caring, sharing, teaching, and unconditional loving man he is. Rest in loving peace my great uncle, and until we meet again. Rest assured we’ll cary on your love of family, for all those who ever met you. To my loving and extended family of Uncle Larry, my you take great solace in knowing you’re all thought of and prayers go out to you, eternally. We’re all still a loving family, and didn’t loose any, just gave another back to the Lord, to watch over, guide, and help protect us. Uncle Larry will be sadly and dearly missed, and never forgotten. All my deepest, heartfelt love goes out to all of you. God bless, watch over you all, and he’ll walk with you through this time of sorrow. Remember Grap and Gram, plus grandpa and grandma D.’s hands are on your shoulders.

    Sincerely in all my love,
    Your cousin Jeffery ❤️????????????.

  4. Stu Brown

    Hi Phyllis,

    Sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Our condolences and prayers for Larry, you and your family.

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