Larry Auman, 76, of Neillsville, WI, died peacefully Thursday, May 9, 2024, at the Marshfield Medical Center in Weston, WI, surrounded by his family.

     Larry Allen Auman was born Aug. 20, 1947, in Willard, WI, the son of Felix and Doris (Orsburn) Auman. He attended Rocky Run Grade School and Greenwood High School. He then worked with his dad logging and worked various different jobs, including running heavy equipment, hauling milk and driving dump trucks until he bought his own semi and started Larry Auman trucking. Shortly after, he was joined by his son, Brian, and they started L&B Trucklines and worked until retirement in November 2022. He was united in marriage to Marlene Pekol, and they had three children, Brian, Michael and Janel. Larry and Marlene later divorced. 

     Larry enjoyed hunting and fishing, watching westerns, and he especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren. In his younger years, Larry played softball in Willard and shot trap.

     He is survived by his significant other, Donna Fitzmaurice; two children, Michael (Mariah) Auman of Neillsville, WI, Janel (Justin) Krenn of Pittsville, WI; three stepchildren, Laura (fiancé, Ken) Fitzmaurice, Donny (Tammy) Fitzmaurice and Kim (Terry) Butts; six grandchildren, Kayla Auman and Kenna Auman, Marah Auman and Micah Auman, Brecken Krenn, and Tanner Krenn; a sister, Donna Abel of Greenwood, WI; and a brother-in-law, Eugene Djubenski of Greenwood, WI.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Brian; and a sister, Sharon Djubenski.

     Funeral services for Larry will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, WI. Interment will be in the Willard Cemetery in Willard, WI. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gesche Funeral Home.

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     The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Larry’s family with funeral arrangements.

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