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Hilary F. "Larry" Pichler

Hilary F. "Larry" Pichler

Hilary F. “Larry” Pichler, age 85 of Durand, died Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire surrounded by his loving family.

Larry was born on December 9, 1936 on the Pichler home farm in Rock Falls. He was the son of John and Marie (Feda) Pichler. Larry grew up on the home farm and attended country school in rural Rock Falls. Larry and his brother Cliff joined the U.S. Army and served stateside until being honorably discharged. After returning home, Larry took a job with Bauer Built, where he worked for over 46 years before retiring. Larry married Evelyn Bauer on July 11, 1959 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in Durand. After marriage, they made their home in Durand where they raised their family.

Larry liked the Green Bay Packers, going to the casino, playing cards and telling jokes. He also enjoyed volunteering his time with the church, playing Santa at a day care in Eau Claire and delivering meals to people in need. Most of all, Larry loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Larry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Evelyn; three children, Danny of Princeton, TX; Dawn Pichler of Mondovi and Donna (Bruce) Kern of Durand; nine grandchildren, Brittany (Matt); Briana (Kyle); Bethany (Jordan); Jacob (Vanessa); Janelle (Jordan); Hunter; Kylar; Emily and Brad; 14 great grandchildren, one brother; David (Arlene) of Eau Claire, sister-in-law; Armella Pichler of Mondovi, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, James; Cliff and Peter Pichler and two sisters, Bergetta O’Keefe and Eileen Sykora.

Funeral Mass will be 11:30AM Friday, October 14, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery-Lima in Durand. Visitation will be from 10:30AM until the time of services at the church on Friday.

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


  1. Jezreel and Ray

    May God continue to comfort your family. He will for ever be in our hearts and memory. We will continue to have you all in our prayers. God bless you.

  2. Larry and Carol Prissel

    Evelyn and Family you have our Sympathy God Bless you All

  3. John and Judy Parr

    Our sympathy and hugs with you all

  4. Paula Smith

    So sorry for the loss of Larry he was always friendly when I would spend a night at there house becase of Donna and I were friends

    I'll pray for you and family always

  5. Lavern Bone

    Sending our prayers and love to all the family we know you will miss Larry dearly. We know that Evelyn will miss her partner and we are praying for comfort at this time. God bless you all and we hope you will find peace in knowing Larry is now with The Father. As Dans extended family we will hold him up in prayer and give him all the TLC he needs to get through this very sad loss. With all our prayers so sorry for your loss.

  6. Irish Jade

    My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you all for the loss of a very dear man. Evelyn, my heart breaks for you, & your children, grandchildren, & great grandchildren.

  7. Dennis & Kay Longsdorf

    Denny remembers working on Larry's house and what a nice man Larry was. He will be missed.

  8. Tim and Julie Milliren

    You have our deepest sympathies!

  9. janie Cruz

    My condolences to the family specially to my granddaughter Bethany. Mxra

  10. Jean Gardner

    Sorry for your loss of Larry. May he RIP. Condolences to all his family, Love and Prayers!

  11. Sondie Skweres

    So sorry for you loss! He was such a food and funny man. My prayers and love for you all!!

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