In loving memory of

Larry John Woitalla
July 16, 1963 - February 14, 2021

Larry Woitalla, 57, of Pierz, died Sunday, February 14, 2021 at his home. A visitation will be at Holy Cross Catholic Church- Harding on Saturday, February 20 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 20, at 12:00 PM at Holy Cross Catholic Church- Harding. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Harding. Please respect COVD-19 guidelines when attending the funeral service.

He was born July 16, 1963 in Little Falls, Minnesota the son of Lawrence Woitalla and JoAnn Cunnigham. He grew up in rural Morrison County. Larry attended and graduated from Brainerd High School with the class of 1981. "Larry was one of a kind", honest, hardworking, stood by is word, had time for everyone and appreciated the little things in life. Larry dealt with cancer at a very young age, always at the back of his mind but never defining his life. Larry owned and operated his own Logging business for several years. He enjoyed clearing deer trails, going for drives, checking new wood locations for logging and hunting. He treasured a good visit with family and friends. Larry always appreciated a new project to work on at home, maintaining his lawn and sitting out back and listening to the Martins.

He is survived by girlfriend, Shelly Seppelt of Pierz; father, Lawrence Woitalla of Brainerd; mother, JoAnn Cunningham of Onamia; sisters, Julie (Eric Przybilla) Boser of Pierz, Lori (John) Kowalczyk of Hillman; other family, Romaine Seppelt of Hillman, John (Renata) Henry of Little Falls, Mark Seppelt of Pierz, Sindy (Ken) Seppelt of Hillman; nieces and nephews, Roxanne (Josh), Bell and Brady Lehmeier of Pierz, Katie (Brandon) and Blair Grittner of Sauk Rapids, Seth (Ashley), Clare and Hudson Henry of Little Falls, Cassie (John) and Noah Omann of Rice, Mitchell Henry of Hillman, Jasmine, Jade and Jetta Boser of Pierz.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Lester Seppelt; stepfather, Jack Cunningham and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Casket Bearers will be: Joe DeLong, Tony DeLong, Kevin Banick, Doug Kowalzek, Kenny Thommes, Seth, Mitchell and John Henry.

Emblom Brenny
Pierz, MN
(320) 632-4393


Jill Eich wrote on Feb 22, 2021:

"What a kind gentle soul. Our sincere sympathy to Shelly and all family. "

Kelly Thomsen wrote on Feb 20, 2021:

"I am so sorry Shelly. Sending you prayers and hugs. Prayers for the rest of the family"

Sara Holsapple wrote on Feb 20, 2021:

"Larry would help anyone. The day my i was introduced to him years back my husband said this is big larry. He would call Craig slim all the time "

Melissa Graves wrote on Feb 19, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss your in my prayers and thoughts ??"

Rosie Solorz wrote on Feb 18, 2021:

"So very sorry to the family, Larry was a very kind and loving man. May he rest in piece."

Lois Hoheisel wrote on Feb 17, 2021:

"lois hoheisel"

Dorothy Morris wrote on Feb 17, 2021:

"Dorothy Morris (Hoheisel)"

Donna Beaty wrote on Feb 17, 2021:

"Lori and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for comfort and strength during this most difficult time."

LuAnn & Randy Hoheisel wrote on Feb 17, 2021:

"Our sympathy to the family!! Take care Shelly"

Danny Hoheisel wrote on Feb 17, 2021:

"Tiny & Danny Hoheisel"

Char Hanson wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"Shelly and Family, So sad to hear this. Larry was such a sweet guy. I will remember his big smile. My prayers to you all. "

Paul Pulak family wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss"

Linda Przybilla wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"Doug and Linda Przybilla"

Mo wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"Larry?s genuine smile, generous heart, and unselfish nature will be with us the rest of our days....we will miss him, and always remember. Peace to all those who held him dearly."

Julaine Grittner-Rothleutner wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"My deepest sympathy to All his Loved ones Shelly I\'m SO SO SORRY."

Julaine Grittner-Rothleutner wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"My Heart hurts! Larry was as kind and tender as a Teddy Bear..God has gained a hard working honest man to stand beside him. We shared many laughs in life? Fly High my Deer friend...u will be missed? Until we see u again my friend. Julaine & Jim Rothleutner "

Tate and Kathi Tetrick wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"Sorry for your loss."

Ken Virnig wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"Shelly & Family, Prayers & Hugs to all of you!"

Delores and Randy Young wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"Shelly and family so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. "

Stacie keehr wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"I am so sorry Shelly and the rest of Larry\'s family.He is going to be missed by so many.He sure was a great guy who would help anyone out anyway that he could.Rest in peace Larry you sure will be missed."