Larry Mellgren

Larry Quinton Mellgren, age 60, of Oshkosh, Wis., was taken to heaven by the Angels, after a brief battle with cancer, on Friday evening, Dec.17, 2010.

He was born on Nov. 12, 1950, in Moline, a son of Ellsworth Q. and Rosalie J. Mellgren. Larry married childhood friend, Deborah L. Beckingham on Nov. 24, 1972 in Moline. He graduated from Moline High School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Black Hawk College in Moline with a degree in mechanical engineering. He then graduated from Bradley University in Peoria with a B.S. in mechanical technology. He began his career as a design engineer at Shalco Systems in Kewanee, and then moved to Wausau, Wis., and worked as a project engineer for Murray Machinery. Larry came to Oshkosh to work for the Leach Company and was employed there for more than twelve years as a project engineer.

His favorite pastimes were spending time with his family, boating, motorcycling, vacationing at the family cabin in Lac Du Flambeau, Wis., and following the NASCAR racing on television. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah of Oshkosh; his mother, Rosalie Mellgren of Illinois; sons, Scott (Jennifer Starrett) and their son, Tyler, Shawn (Shannon Guthrie) and children Tyus, Brennon, Colton and Kiera, Mark (Amanda Zimmerman) and their children Adrianna, Chloe and Ross Mellgren, all of Oshkosh; a brother, Dennis Mellgren of Aledo; and a sister, Christine Mellgren of Freeport, Ill. He is further survived by two nieces and a nephew and two great-nieces and one great-nephew, other cousins, relatives and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services for Larry will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at 1 p.m. in All Saints Ev. Lutheran Church, 1072 Honeycreek Road in Oshkosh. The Reverend Alan Schaffmeyer will officiate. A time of visitation and support will be held for the family at the church on Tuesday from 5:30 until 7 p.m. and again on Wednesday at the church prior to the service from noon until 1p.m. In lieu of floral expressions, a memorial fund will be established.

Larry's family would like to say a special thank you to his doctors and the nurses on first floor and ICU at Mercy Medical Center for taking such good care of Larry and us. We also would like to thank Affinity Visiting Nurses and Home Hospice Services for helping us grant Larry's wish to come home. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Fiss & Bills-Poklasny Funeral Homes and Crematory in Oshkosh, Wis.


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