NORTH MANCHESTER – Larry Joe Michael, 87, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Sidney, died July 6, 2022, in Naperville, Ill.

Larry was born July 1, 1935, in Warsaw, to Joseph and Martha Bash Michael.

He joined the Army. For much of his time in the service, Larry was based near Munich, Germany. In 1960, Larry married Janet Marie Fruitt.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a graveside service July 23 at 11:30 a.m. at Clemmers Fishers Ross Cemetery, CR 900S and 400E, Sidney, with Pastor JP Freeman officiating.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Larry J. Michael, memorial contributions may be made to Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, P.O. Box 5005, 10000 Bay Pines Boulevard, Bay Pines, FL 33744 or and selecting State (Florida) and Facility (Bay Pines VA Healthcare System).

The family has entrusted McKee Mortuary with final arrangements.

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