.Lawrence "Larry" P. Berton (1937 -
February 10, 2012
Green Bay Press-Gazette .
Lawrence "Larry" P.
Berton, 74, Cecil, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 8,
2012, in Shawano.
Larry was born on Dec.
17, 1937, to the late George and Lucille (Rusch)
Berton in Shawano. On
Aug. 3, 1957, he was united in marriage to Marilyn
Kohn at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church in Shawano. Larry owned and operated
Berton's Maintenance in
the Fox Valley for many years. He served on the
Board of Directors for
Fox Valley Technical College and was very active with
the youth baseball
organizations in the Fox Valley. Larry was an avid
sportsman, hunter and
fisherman. Larry joined Immanuel Lutheran Church White
Clay Lake in Cecil,
serving on the Board of Trustees for many years. He took
care of the church
cemetery grounds for quite a few years and helped with
the maintenance work of
the church with his father-in-law, Walter Kohn.
Larry also enjoyed
helping with Immanuel's Potatoe Pancake Dinner twice a
year, working in the
kitchen frying potatoes. Anyone that knew Larry
remembers him always
having a smile on his face and a story to tell, riding
around on his John Deere
lawnmower at his home and around the neighborhood
in Cecil. He loved
spending time with his kids, grandkids and
with them and giving them lawnmower rides.
He is survived by his
wife, Marilyn; three sons, Mark (Stephany) Berton,
Scott Berton, Paul
Berton (Wendy Remmel); three daughters, Sandy (Dan)
Dorton, Cindy Berton,
Michelle Teresinski (Todd Broeske); seven
(Ray) Cripe, Dr. Benjamin Dorton, Amanda Berton,
Brittany, Brandon and
Bryce Teresinski, Brooke Broeske; three
Caitlin Dorton, Paige and Remi Cripe; ten brothers and
sisters, George (Carol)
Berton, Joan (Jim) Oberle, Jeffrey Berton, Diane
(Bob) Bohm, Marsha
(Woody) Davis, Patty (Tony) Boulanger, Peter Berton,
Wayne (Linda) Berton,
Tom (Barbara) Berton, Rick Berton; numerous nieces,
nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, George and Lucille Berton.
A memorial service will
be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. at
Church, White Clay Lake, Cecil, with the Rev. Steven
Family and friends may call on Saturday at the church
from 9 a.m. until the
time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, a
memorial will be established.
The family would like to
extend a special thank you for all the care and
compassion provided by
Dr. Fox and his staff over the years.
Zastrow Funeral Home in
Cecil is assisting the family.
We were blessed to have
you as a father and grandfather. You always
encouraged us to have a
strong future and for us to never stop chasing our
dreams. You were there
to celebrate our successes and supported us in our
challenges. The little
things that were insignificant to others were most
important to you. We'll
find strength in our memories of you splitting wood,
riding your John Deere
lawnmower, watching you feed the birds, fixing the
kids fishing poles, and
having a cocktail on the deck with family and
friends. Through all of
your pain and suffering, you were always in good
spirits and remained
positive. We are stronger today because you gave the
time to always show us
your strength. Your positive spirit and infectious
smile will always be
with us in our hearts!
Love you Dad and
Grandpa, you will be missed.
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