Sunday, December 12, 2004

Obituary: Laurence Larry Doyle - Class of 1936

MADISON - Laurence Larry Doyle, age 86, of Madison passed away on Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson Hospice Care Center in Fitchburg. Larry was born on June 25, 1918 in Madison, the son of Patrick H. Doyle and Mary Ellen Ryan Doyle. He married Lorraine C. Felsecker on May 13, 1944 at St. Augustans Catholic Church in Milwaukee. Larry graduated from Madison Central High School in 1936. He served in the Army Air Corp. He was a charter member of the St. Peters Catholic Church and also a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus, Chapter 31. In his retirement years, he enjoyed driving for various rental agencies. He drove tens of thousands of miles each year until he was 82 and never had a traffic ticket in his life. Larry was a Ford Guy who followed Nascar racing. He was also a loyal Badger and Packer fan. Larry is survived by his wife of 60 years; 4 children, Patrick (Judy) Doyle, Michael (Lynn) Doyle, Ellen (Larry) Felsheim and Katie (Mark) Hilgers; eight grandchildren, Brian (Cathy) Doyle, Jackie (Adam) Smith, Michelle (Clay) Benish, Tracy (Troy) Hietpas, Bob Doyle, Jenny Doyle, Jill (Travis) Corning and Matt Hilgers; five great-grandchildren, Remy Smith, Cascidy Hilgers, Shea Doyle, Houston Corning and Katlyn Smith; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Joe; one brother-in-law, Tony; and one nephew, James Kunath. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 N. Sherman Ave. Madison, on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. A visitation will also take place one hour prior at the church from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Father Roger Nilles will officiate. Burial will take place at the Resurrection Cemetery, Madison. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that all memorial donations be made to the Don and Marilyn Anderson Hospice Care Center in Fitchburg in his memory. Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 608-249-8257

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on December 12, 2004

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