Lawrence “Larry” Karl Stowasser was born on March 5, 1947, and passed away peacefully on February 17, 2022. He married his first wife, Nancy Peters (Follett) shortly after graduating from Waukesha South High School. He then served in the United States Army Special Forces where he was stationed in Panama, then returned to the States. He served his last year at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground. He returned to his home city of Waukesha and had two children Tracy (Jason) Nevins and Jessica (Marcus Molett) Wojciechowski. He later met and became a family with Elaine (Trampe) and her daughter, Carol (John) Heibler. They have been married for forty-four years.
He commuted for several years to Madison, WI to Fruehauf Trailer Corporation, where he worked as a parts manager until they closed in 1997. He worked as a parts manager for other companies until he retired. He loved to travel especially to Florida and Hawaii. He enjoyed photographing these adventures and sharing them in slide shows. He almost always had a newer car. He loved animals with his favorites being dogs. He had a tropical fish tank for years, too.
He always had a smile and a unique sense of humor. He loved to wear his cowboy boots and was proud of his handlebar mustache and beard. He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine, and his three children. He is further survived by his seven grandchildren: Krissy, Maggie, Carly, Noah, Kaylee, Jacob, and Logan. He has five great-grandchildren and a dear niece, Deanna “Dee” (James) Hardrath.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Margaret Stowasser, and his sister, Georgiana Mika.