Larry Ralph Wert of Oakdale, Minnesota passed away peacefully, Friday July 30, 2021 at his home with his family by his side.
Larry is survived by his wife Cheryl (Sheri) Wert & their two daughters Dawn Wert of Oakdale, MN and Robin Wert (Roberts) of Woodbury, MN & her husband Nick; two grandchildren , Zoey & Colton Roberts.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Helene Wert, and his sister Lucille Kopcial. Larry was born September 2, 1934 in Mansfield, OH. Graduated from Madison Senior High School in 1952. Attended The Ohio State University from 1952-1954 majoring in Electric Engineering. Active Duty with the Armed Forces from February 6th, 1957 to Feb 5th, 1959 as a SP5. Larry was a devoted husband, father & grandfather. Sports was his passion no matter the sport especially when it came to his family. Larry was at every event no matter the time or day of the week,
even towards the end of Larry’s life nothing would stop him from coming to his grandchildren’s softball, baseball or football games.
Larry has been a faithful Mason since he joined December 1955 and raised Jan 1956 at Marquis Lodge #690; life member Baku Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R. monarch (1967), treasurer (1967-88), Ceremonial degree team, cast of goodfellow (1965 to 1988), District Deputy, Supreme Council M.O.V.P.E.R. (1967-69), Ohio Grotto Association Secretary (1973-1977), Charter member of High Twelve Club, and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus, Ohio (1955 to 1986). After Larry’s family moved to Minnesota, he was member of Garnet Lodge, #166 in White Bear Lake (1986 to date of death), past Master (1992), Received Hiram Award (2004), Educational Lodge #1002 (1989); Chief of Operation, Grand Lodge of Minnesota (1989-1990), Minnesota Masonic Players; Rose Upon the Alter (1980-2005), member of St. Paul Valley A.A.S.R. (1989 to date of death), appointed Valley Secretary (1992-2005), invested as Knight Commander Court of Honor 1993, Coroneted 33 degree Inspector General Honorary.
A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, August 10th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm followed by a Masonic service at Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center 4600 Greenhaven Drive, White Bear Lake, MN 55127.
Larry will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling in a Private Ceremony at a later date.
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