Larry “Shag” D. Monroe, age 83, of Ossian, IN formerly of LaGrange, IN passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Bluffton Regional Hospital in Bluffton, IN. Mr. Monroe was born on April 5, 1937 in Sturgis, MI to Charles and Faye Monroe. Larry graduated from Sturgis High School in Sturgis, MI. In May of 1991, he married Judith Ellen Fought. In his early years, Larry worked at Klinger Lake Golf Club where he earned his nickname “Shag”. He worked in manufacturing for Sterling Homes and Chalet Homes. In 2009, he retired from Del Rood Industries, where he worked as a dedicated quality assurance inspector for 34 years. Larry was a car enthusiast who enjoyed drag racing and cruising in his 56 Chevy, 57 Chevy, and 66 Pontiac Catalina. Larry enjoyed horse track racing and betting on horses at the Arlington Million and Kentucky Derby. He frequently visited antique auctions and enjoyed purchasing treasures as they came up for sale. Larry loved traveling with his wife and driving his pristine Cadillac’s. Remodeling and construction was another hobby of Larry’s that he excelled in. He was a bold, stern man with a fiery attitude that had no problem confronting someone on their “BS.” Larry loved Christmas, providing gifts for his family, and playing Santa Claus. He didn’t necessarily like being told what to do and he did things his way all while enjoying a beer. Larry absolutely adored his grandchildren and loved spending quality time with them as often as he could.
Wife, Judith Ellen Monroe of Ossian, IN.
Son, Kevin T. Monroe of White Pigeon, MI.
Son, Nicholas D. Monroe of Sturgis, MI.
Step-Daughter, Teresa “Terri” and Kurt Bradtmueller of Ossian, IN.
Grandchildren, Aubrey Monroe, Amelia Mercer, Grace Bradtmueller, and Courtney Smith.
Brother, Charles “Chuck” Monroe of White Pigeon, MI.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, step-son, Michael Brode and siblings; Thelma Hall, Robert Monroe, and Arletta Kreider.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 3:00pm-7:00pm at Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 603 South Detroit St. LaGrange, IN 46761.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 1:00pm at Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 603 South Detroit St. LaGrange, IN 46761.
Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange, IN.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 161 North Clark, Suite 3500, Chicago, IL 60601.
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