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Lawrence (Larry) Edward Mergen 82 of Raymore Missouri passed away October 24, 2023, at his home.
Larry’s Celebration of Life will be held Thursday November 9th, 2023. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM, his Memorial Service will follow at 10:30 AM at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd. Raytown, Missouri 64133. After funeral services, all are invited to honor Larry with a military ceremony at Missouri Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 pm. 20109 Bus, MO-13, Higginsville, MO 64037.
Larry was preceded in death by his father Lawrence H. Mergen and his mother Carrie E. Pennington. Survivors include several cousins; Mary Lou Gallagher, Terry Weathers and Ramalee Monsees, a very close cousin by marriage, Donna Weathers and many friends he called family.
Larry loved going to High Blue Wellness Center and Planet Fitness, where he had many friends. He liked to walk, especially in the Fall when the leaves were changing. He enjoyed watching women’s professional golf on TV.
Larry served in the United States of America military, in two branches, Air Force and Army between years 1959 thru 2007 not consecutively. Between 1959 and 1964. Served in the Air Force as a Ground Radio Operator. Between 1964 and 1967 served in the Army as a Senior Personnel Records Specialist. Between 1981 and 1985, Larry served the Army as a Nike-Hercules Electronics Mechanic working on Air defense missiles. He was Honorably discharged from both US Military branch. Larry then continued serving our country by serving in the Department of Agriculture where he retired.