NORTH PLATTE -- Larry D. Wiezorek, 53, died Wednesday (Jan. 22, 2003) at Great Plains Regional Medical Center of North Platte.
He was born July 24, 1949, in Roanoke, Va., to Anton and Janice Meadows Wiezorek. He attended North Platte schools and then served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from February 1969 until September 1970.
In 1973, he married Sharon Mentzer. He served over 30 years in the military. He served five years with the Navy Seebees engineers. He also worked at the Gerald Gentleman Plant during its construction. He served as a civilian employee at the A.M.S.A. No. 36 in North Platte. Also, in the Army Reserves, he was assigned to the 295th Ordinance Company in Hastings, and recently the Detachment Commander for the 1013th at McCook, and his latest rank was Chief Warrant Officer 3.
On Dec. 8, 2000, he married Susie Deterding in North Platte. He was a member of the American Legion, where he was a past commander, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Eagles.
He was preceded in death by his father; step-father, Donald Wiezorek; and a son, Thomas.
Survivors include his wife, Susie of North Platte; his mother, Janice Foster of Kearney; one son, Joseph Wiezorek and wife, Kasia of North Platte; one sister, Deborah Wiezorek of Kearney; seven brothers, Jim Wiezorek and wife, Deb, Ron Wiezorek and wife, Rhonda, Pat Wiezorek and wife, Julie all of North Platte, John Wiezorek and wife, Lorie of Kearney, Mike Wiezorek and wife, Michelle of Humboldt, Don Wiezorek and Kenny Wiezorek and wife, Phyllis of Gibbon; and two step-children, Christine and husband, Dutch Harmens and Buck Deterding and wife, Teresa all of North Platte.
Memorial services will be Friday, 1:30 p.m., at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte. Inurnment with military honors will be at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.
Visitation will be today until 6 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the American Legion.
Carpenter Memorial Chapel of North Plate is in charge of arrangements.