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Larry E. Thaw

December 13, 2017

Larry Eugene Thaw passed away at his home in Newton, Ks. He was 63 years old.
Larry was always a hard worker, a strong and independent man, liked and loved by
many. He was a devoted son, a loving father and grandfather, a treasured brother,
uncle and cousin and a loyal friend to many individuals. He was well known for
his kind and gentle spirit.

Larry was born on September 2, 1954 in Newton, Ks to Jack Thaw, Sr. and Odessa
(King) Thaw in Newton, Kansas. He attended school in Newton and was a
graduate of Newton High School and Kansas State University. He was employed at
Boeing/Spirit for the last 25 years.

In 1988 Larry was blessed with a daughter, Lindsay, his proudest accomplishment.
He was a devoted and doting father from the first day of her arrival.

Larry was a successful Newton wrestler. He continued his love of wrestling by
helping to coach the Kid’s club in the 70’s, starting his nephews in the sport. He
was an avid wrestling fan and could be seen at most of Newton’s meets cheering
the Railer team throughout the years.

Preceding Larry in death were his father, Jack Thaw Sr., his brother, Michael, and
his sisters Patricia, Gloria Crawford and Joyce Giles. Larry is survived by his
mother, Odessa Thaw of Goessel, his daughter Lindsay Thiry and her husband,
Dustin, of Wichita, his very precious and adored granddaughter, Dessa Quinn, His
brother Jack Thaw Jr (JoAnne) and Donald Thaw (Veronica), nieces, nephews and
dozens of loving cousins.

A memorial service and celebration oflife has been scheduled for Wednesday,
December 20,2017,2:00 p.m., at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. Inumment
will occur immediately following the service at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.
The family will be available for visitation at Hall’s Chapel following the service.


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24 thoughts on “Larry E. Thaw

  1. Our prayers and sympathy goes out to the Thaw family. May God comfort you and wrap him arms around you during these difficult days.

  2. My condolences to the Thaw family. In school Larry was always a kind and friendly man. I haven’t seen him since high school but I know he will be missed. Sad to hear of his passing.

  3. Dear Thaw Family ; so sorry to hear about the loss of Larry. I pray that all that knew him will know that he is resting in the hands of the Lord. Prayers for this special family.

  4. LARRY was a good guy. His smile and gentle nature drew people to him. We enjoyed Larry’s friendship through the years and will miss him greatly. May peace be in his soul and may Perpetual Light shine upon him.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I use to live across the street from him. He was always so nice. My prayers are with all the family during this difficult time.

  6. My heart was saddened on hearing the news of Larry’s passing. My condolences to the family. You are in my prayers.

  7. Lindsey:

    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. Your dad and I have been friends ever since you were a little girl. He was so very proud of you and all your accomplishments, from graduating college, getting married and having that precious little girl. Grandpa never stopped bragging about her.

    Even though I retired, I kept in touch with him and promised him we would get together again. I never was able to do that, but I know he is in a better place now away from all the pain he endured. I will miss him dearly and if you need anything I am here for you.

  8. So sad to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a rock, in our NHS ’73 class. He was a guy we all looked up to. He’ll be fondly remembered, and deeply grieved.

  9. Larry and I first met back in 1973 while attending college at Kansas State University. We quickly became friends, roommates for 2+ years and pledged together and became members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Larry was such a calm guy but stern at the same time. Had a kind and gentle heart and most definitely respectful towards all woman. He will be solely missed and I extend my most respectful condolences to his family and friends. RIP my friend.

  10. Larry is still my older cousin. He watched out for me in Newton and while I was attending Kansas State. Strong, soft spoken big hearted. I will miss my cousin very much. Rest now, rest. Thank you for watching out for me.

  11. My heart goes out to the Thaw family and Aunt Candy. I saw Larry in October when I came back home for my 50th class reunion. I spoke with him for a little while. I hadn’t seen him in years and was so glad to see him. Rest in peace Larry. My condolences to your family.

  12. We admired Larry so much as a friend & wrestling coach for our son,Trent ! We were shocked to hear this& so hate to hear this! Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. PAT & BONNIE MACHMER

  13. Larry was a kind and loving man. My kids have fond memories of him when we were neighbors on N Poplar. Larry always had a smile, everywhere he went. Larry will be missed but not forgotten.

  14. Had the opportunity to renew memories with Larry in October. He hadn’t changed and was the same Larry that I knew in high school. My sympathy to all the family. Rest In Peace, my friend!

  15. My heartfelt prayers to family. Larry will be missed, he always had a kind word when I would see him at the grocery store.

  16. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your loved one. May the God who “binds up the brokenhearted” and “comforts all who mourn” sustain your family during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1,2

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