Larry Ray Archer

Born: Wed., Jan. 22, 1947
Died: Mon., May 16, 2011


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., May 18, 2011
Location: N. William St. Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., May 19, 2011
Location: N. William St. Location

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 Larry R. Archer

January 22, 1947 – May 16, 2011



Larry Ray Archer, 64, of South Bend died at 10:00 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 in his residence following a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family.  Larry was born January 22, 1947 in Berrien Springs, MI to the late Hazel (Lents) and Leslie R. Archer and was a lifetime area resident.  On June 24, 1967 in South Bend he married Janice Floran who survives.  Also surviving are his daughter, Tracie Archer of South Bend; brothers, Ted Archer (Judy) of Largo, FL and Ron Archer (Sharon) of Plainwell, MI; brother-in-law, Rich Lauricella of Portland, OR; and several nieces and nephews.  Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Sandy Lauricella.  Larry retired from Mossberg & Company after 39 years employment.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Viet Nam War.  He was a member of American Legion Post #303, South Bend and Moose Lodge #449, Buchanan, MI.  He was an avid bowler and hunter, especially duck and goose, but most of all his greatest passion was golf with his golfing buddies.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 19th in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St.  Burial with military honors will follow at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens, Niles, MI.  Friends may call from 3 until 7 p.m. today, May 18th in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN, 46637 or the American Cancer Society, 601 W. Edison Rd., Mishawaka, IN, 46545.  Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Larry's memory to the following organizations:

American Cancer Society
30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701
Tel: 800 952 7430 x4712

Center for Hospice and Palliative Care
111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637

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   Posted Tue May 17, 2011

Greg Bailey
   Posted Wed May 18, 2011
I just wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to you during this time...

Peg Zimmer (Bailey)
   Posted Wed May 18, 2011
My dear friend---so many times I have thought about you three and all of the old friends and whatever happened to us all...I am so sorry to hear about Larry...I can''t believe that all of this time has passed and I didn''t take the time to check on you guys.......I hope that we can get together sometime and catch phone is 674-5086---xoxoxoxooxoxoxo Peg

Mike & Sue Trossen
   Posted Wed May 18, 2011
We would like to send along our prayers to you and Tracie. I worked with Larry at Mossberg for 25 years, and always concidered him to be a good friend. I was just a kid when I started at Mossberg, and Larry took me under his wing while we were on nights and taught me everything I needed to know to survive there. I will miss him.
We will keep you and Tracie in our prayers.

Mike Peterson
   Posted Thu May 19, 2011
My sincere condolences. I''m so sorry for your loss. Larry was a great guy. Years of bowling & golf memories ...

Mike Peterson

Barb and Art Bolin (Jenny''s parents)
   Posted Thu May 19, 2011
We are sorry to hear of your husband''s/dad''s passing.
May he be at peace and free from suffering.
Thinking of you at this time.

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