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Larry G. Wilkin, 74, of Van Wert passed away at 11:58 AM on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Van Wert Health. He was born on February 21, 1947, in Van Wert, to the late John and Ruth (Swartz)Wilkin. On May 25, 1974, he married the love of his life, Carol Miller.
Larry was a 1965 graduate of Lincolnview High School and retired from the maintenance department of Van Wert County Hospital after 40 years. An avid horseman, Larry trained and raced standard bred horses for many years and enjoyed watching harness races at county fairs.
He cheered on the Van Wert Cougars and was also an Ohio State Football and Cincinnati Reds fan. Larry could often be found driving around the area taking pictures, and trying his luck at the casinos.
He also loved spending mornings at the fairgrounds drinking coffee and spending time with friends.
Larry cherished the time spent time traveling the country with his wife. He was a member of the Van Wert Elks 1197 and attended Lifehouse Church.
He is survived by his loving wife, Carol Wilkin of Van Wert; son, Andrew Wilkin of Glen Wood Springs, CO; brother, Roger Wilkin of Wetzel; sisters: Lyla "Kay" (James) Caris and Joyce (Ron) Weck, both of Paulding; sisters-in-law: Paula (John) Eisenhour; Judy (Val) Lamaestra and Trudy Wilkin; brother-in-law, Gordon (Becky) Miller as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his daughter, Kristine A. Breisch and brother, John Wayne Wilkin.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM, on Thursday, 20, 2022 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891 with Pastor Jody Harr, officiating.
Family and friends will be received from 4 to 8 PM on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Van Wert Agricultural Society or the Salvation Army.
To share in Larry's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
4:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Starts at 10:30am (Eastern time)
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