In memory of

Larry R. Reich, age 73 of Helena

August 7, 1945 – December 21, 2018

Larry Richard Reich was born in Medina, Ohio August 7, 1945 to Violet Lauretta Clifford and Herle Jay Reich. Larry passed away December 21, 2018 at St. Peter’s hospital with family members at his side.

Larry enlisted in the US Navy on September 30, 1964. He was assigned to the USS Oriskany (CVA34) in San Francisco, California. After serving 4 years on the air craft carrier, he served in the reserves from September 28, 1968 to September 29, 1970 with honorable discharge. He received many decorations, which include, Vietnam service medal Bronze star, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon/Bronze Star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and National Defense Medal. Larry married Carol Ann Holcomb on November 3, 1968 in Fortuna, California. He lost her to breast cancer on October 17, 1999.

Larry met his current wife, Laurie Ann Hoerner, online in May of 2000. They married on September 1, 2001 in Fortuna, California. In 2003, Larry and Laurie moved to Montana after he took an early retirement from Palco Lumber Company.

Larry is survived by: his wife, Laurie Ann Reich; brother, Jay Gilmore Reich; sisters, Marilyn June Schweiger, Karen Sue Ivie and Joyce Eline Baxter; children, Kimberly Zeigler, Michelle Hernandez. Step Children Troy Hoerner, Shannon Hoerner and Angela Bossell-DeSwart, and grandchildren, Karson, Kylie, Caitlin, Mollie, Cody, Lowell, Austen, Destiny, Anna, William, Tristan and Chandler.

A military honors service will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 2nd at the Montana State Veteran Cemetery Committal Shelter at Fort Harrison. Please visit below to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Larry.



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  1. Beth Stanfill says

    Laurie, when we met you and Larry back when we bought those 3 mini’s from you and Larry we never could have imagined we’d gain 2 beautiful people as extended members of our family. I know Ziggy greeted Larry and they are both watching over you from above. I know from Stans passing it’s very difficult right now but will get easier as time passes.. Love you my friend

  2. My heart just aches over this… Larry will be deeply missed… My thoughts and prayers are with you guys…. I’m so glad I got to know you guys…. You guys are awesome people..

  3. Robin & Alissa Bare says

    Laurie, our thoughts and prayers are with you…
    Love you Robin & Alissa

  4. Kathleen Tillmann says

    Laurie and family; our friendship goes way back in time from when you lived in Elk River, MN. We lost touch when you moved. So glad we’ve found each other again. I never got to meet your wonderful husband Larry; but through stories you’ve shared, I know you were blessed by his love for you and his humor! We are very sad for your loss Laurie. Love, hugs and prayers coming your way. Larry R. Reich, thank you for your service to our country. You are honored and loved by many who admired you. Find peace, comfort and love in the arms of Our Lord. AMEN. Love, Kathy Tillmann, Scott Tillmann & Emily Tuttle.

  5. Kim – Larry treated me like one of his own. I loved spending time with you all and will cherish those memories forever. Sending everyone my love and prayers for healing hearts. I know that pictures will offer memories for years to come to help never forget the times you all shared.

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