Larry Walter Schlifke, Sr.

May 6, 1947 - March 13, 2022

Larry Walter Schlifke, Sr., of Fort Myers, FL and formerly of Buffalo, NY, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at age 74. Larry was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Jean, and his beloved sister Doreen Angermayr.

He is survived by his three loving children, Tracy (Jeff) Hall of Ithaca, NY, Larry Jr. (Ellen) Schlifke, of Madison, OH, and Deanna Schlifke (Heath Fields) of Los Angeles, CA.

Larry also had seven beautiful grandchildren, Madeline Hall, Gracie, Alyssa and Matthew Schlifke, and Aryana, Briana and Brailyn Fields. 

No formal services are planned at this time. A family celebration of Larry’s life will be held at a future date.

Contributions in Larry’s memory may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Cindy Schlifke Mar 22, 2022 at 11:22 am

    Remembering the good time…Rest in Peace,…Lar .

  2. Laura and Bob Simek Mar 22, 2022 at 11:40 am

    We never had the honor to meet Larry. However, judging by how happy he made Susan he must have been a wonderful man. Thank you for your service and defending our freedom. Rest in peace DEAR PATRIOT!

  3. Nancy Neubauer Mar 22, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    Dear Larry Jr, Tracy and Deanna and families: :
    So sorry to hear of Dads passing . My sincere condolences to the family . I feel awful being so far away., but so glad for the times I did get down there to spend some time with him. It’s just so hard to believe. What a shock that was . The cousins are dwindling down. Love you guys so much and Larry and Doreen are missed so very much. May God be with you at this time and know you all are forever in my heart and prayers . 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️ God Bless !

  4. Mike and Renee McDonnell Mar 22, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    Dear Tracy, Larry, Deanna and families,
    Our hearts are so heavy right now, as we remember the fun, the laughter, his singing, his jokes, and his warm smile. He was a great Dad, and such a loving Uncle to our boys.
    They “ adored” him!
    He had the biggest heart, was an
    “ old softy” and certainly was so so proud of you three.
    Look back at all the wonderful memories he gave us all, which will hopefully help your hearts to begin healing.
    We love you all,
    Uncle Mike, Aunt Renee,
    Joe and Mikey XO

  5. Chuck and Janet Welch Mar 22, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Larry’s children and grandchildren. He was a cousin and good friend to both of us. We always enjoyed our visits to Fort Myers knowing we could count on him to be very entertaining. Many years of good times and now he can reunite with family and friends to keep it up..

  6. Gail & Jerry Tiedemann Mar 23, 2022 at 8:06 am

    Dear Larry Jr., Tracy ,Deanna & Family… So sorry to hear of your Dads untimely passing. He always made us laugh when we
    were able to get together in Fort Myers. Remembering the Family get togethers when we were kids and his accordian playing finesse ! He is probably entertaining all our Family Members right now ! Thinking of all of you ….

  7. Gene and Karen Ostergren Mar 23, 2022 at 8:53 am

    Dear Susan, Praying that you’ll find comfort and strength as you adjust to the loss of your special guy. So very happy we got to know him over the past couple of years. God Bless You Dear Friend. With Much Love,
    Gene & Karen

  8. Marissa Meyer Mar 23, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Sue, sending our sincere condolences on the sudden, tragic loss of Larry. Your love for each other was evident and an inspiration. Larry was a joy to be around and we had so much fun when we recently visited. Our hearts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

  9. Carol Mar 24, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Susan, So very sorry to hear about Larry. I know how great you were together. He was a character!! So much fun!! You have a lot of good memories to get you through. Please convey my condolences to his family.

  10. Debbie Augustyn May 11, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Larry we all were thinking of you. We just saw you passed on.Debbie Sue Winnie Kathy Pat and more. rip

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