Larry Lee Roundy, age 73, of Gaylord, Michigan, loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away at Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital, on January 22, 2022.
He was born on February 14, 1948, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, to Robert and Patricia (Covert) Roundy, the oldest of four children.
Larry bravely served his country overseas in Vietnam, along with many fellow Marines, some of whom, did not make it home.
He will be remembered as a kind and gentle soul, always willing to help others, especially those hurting and alone. He was never one to leave anyone (2- or 4-legged) out in the cold. This was most evident by the many dogs and cats he fostered throughout the years. He was a faithful volunteer with the Otsego County Animal Shelter and other animal organizations.
Larry is survived by his children, Lori (Shawn) Lane of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Brett (Susan) Roundy of Gaylord, Michigan; sisters, Pam and Sue; and brother, Bill. Also surviving are the lights of his life, his grandchildren, Kennedy, Lauren, and Nolan. Larry would also want to include his best pal and “grand-dog”, Louie, and his cat, Roxy, both of whom he loved dearly.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Patricia.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center Ave, Gaylord, MI, with visitation beginning at 12:00 p.m.
The service will be Livestreamed on the Nelson Funeral Home Facebook page and can be found by following the link below Larry’s picture.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Otsego County Animal Shelter, at 256 Fairview Rd., Gaylord, MI 49735, in Larry’s name, as he was an avid animal lover.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.
7 comments on “Larry L. Roundy”
You will be so missed kind sir. Thank you for your service and just being an awesome human being. You always put a smile on my face whether in person or over the phone.
You can now rest easy, Buddy. We had quite a life. I’ll never forget.
You will be missed at the Otsego County Animal Shelter. We appreciated you volunteering and putting a smile on everyone’s face when you visited!
Larry, you will be missed by many of us. I know you are where you are out of pain and at peace.
I will think of you when there is a full moon. You would always want me to see it and send me a message. May you RIP, my friend.
Larry, we went back a long way and had some great times together. Thank you so much for being my “best man” at my wedding to Mary. At least now you will be out of the pain and bad health you were in. May Peace be with you now that you are in God’s hands.
Speedy and safe travels Larry. We’ll meet again, around the next corner, wherever that ends up being.
Brett, Sue, and Nolan. I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed getting to know your dad. He was a remarkable man who loved his family and furry friends. Deepest Condolences.
And Larry – I’m sure there will be many friends waiting for you over the rainbow 🌈 bridge💕