Lawrence J. “Larry” Migedt, 75, formerly of Syracuse, Ind., Big Pine Key, Fla., and Goshen, Ind., passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at his home, with family, in Englewood, Fla., due to cancer.
He was born July 25, 1938, in Detroit, Mich., to Dolores Migedt Nadlicki, and was raised by his Aunt and Uncle, Fran and Ted Phair.
Larry served in the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne Division, and owned multiple businesses in Florida and Indiana. He retired from Riverside Tool Corp. in Elkhart, Ind., where he worked in sales and customer service. Larry was fondly known to customers and associates as “The Old Man” or the “Candy Man,” as he always greeted you with a piece of candy.
Larry came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ 40 years ago, and saw it transform himself and his family. He faithfully served in the Church, most recently at West Coast Church in Englewood, as a board member and an usher. Larry also did work with Habitat for Humanity.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara; daughters, Nancy (Pat) Mignery, Susan (Bob) Penick and Cynthia Holcomb; son, Ronald (Angela) Migedt; grandchildren, Adam Mignery, Sarah Lockridge, Jenny Smithson, Elizabeth Penick, Ian Kintigh, Lisa McMullens, Ronald “Johnny” Migedt Jr., Mindy Migedt and Hunter Migedt; sisters, Beverly (Tony) Ventimiglia and Carol Klank; and 11 great-grandchildren. Larry was preceded in death by his son, Mark Holcomb.
A celebration of this great man’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at West Coast Church, 240 Pine St., Englewood, FL 34223. If you would like to honor Larry’s life, please send donations to West Coast Church, www.westcoastchurch.com, for their building expansion, a project that he was passionate about.