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1935 Colonel 2020

Colonel Lawrence R. Huckels

June 30, 1935 — January 27, 2020


Lawrence (Larry) Huckels, loving father and grandfather, died in Louisville, Ohio on January 27, 2020. He was born in Canton, Ohio June 30, 1935, to Ernest and Ada (Denious) Huckels. Larry served thirty-six years with the United States Air Force and Ohio National Guard, where he retired in 1989 as a USAF Colonel. He was the recipient of many awards and decorations, including the Legion of Merit for meritorious achievement and service during his long and distinguished military career. Since his retirement, Larry was closely associated with the Toledo, Ohio Chamber of Commerce where he served on their military affairs committee and as the Coordinator and Director of the Toledo Air Show. After raising his family in Swanton, Ohio, he returned to the Louisville area in 1996. He was an avid outdoorsman, a longtime member of the Elks Lodge and Louisville Eagles.

Larry leaves behind his loving children, son Michael (Linda) of Bayfield, Colorado, daughter Cynthia (Jim) Bush of Newport News, Virginia and son Shawn (Kim) of Louisville; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brother, Edward and sister Carolyn both of Louisville.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Ada Huckels, brothers, Ernest and Harry.

Celebration of Life service will be held on February 22, 2020 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home located at 303 S. Chapel Street Louisville, Ohio.

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