Lawrence “Larry” H. Skinner

   Lawrence “Larry” H. Skinner, age 72, of Portage, MI, died on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Lake Harris Health Center in Leesburg, Florida. He was a long-standing member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Portage.
   Members of his family include his loving wife Mary, children; Christine (Richard) Molenda, Julie (Jamie) McDonald, and Steven (Stacy) Skinner. He was cherished by his five grandchildren; Emily, Leah and Luke Skinner; Jessica (Nicholas) Slates and Kelly Molenda, and his two great-grandchildren; Cali and Mia Slates. Also surviving are his mother, Charlotte and step-father Donald Ideus and his sister Jane (Thomas) Sellers, plus several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William E. Jr. and step-mother Jean Skinner, his brother Dana Skinner and step-son, Peter Anthony Merz.
   Visit with family and friends Sunday, Mar. 10 from 3-5 p.m. at Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Dr., Kalamazoo, 269-375-2900. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Mar. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1150 W. Centre Ave., Portage. A luncheon will follow the service in the church hall. Burial will take place at West Cooper Cemetery.
   Please visit Larry’s personal webpage at, where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign his online guestbook. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


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