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Lawrence Taylor Wismer

May 23, 2022 ~ May 23, 2022

Obituary


Larry was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on December 22, 1943 to Elizabeth Lillian Rose and Lawrence LeRoy Wismer, second child and only boy in a family of four.  Larry spent his childhood and teens in Durham, Pa.
 
He graduated in1962 from Palisades High School and immediately began his machinist career as an apprentice with Taylor Stiles/Arthur G. McKee Machine Shop.  At the same time he was enrolled in International Correspondence School and took courses for machinist and tool & die maker, as well as other courses.  After certification he went to work in the aerospace industry and Binney & Smith (Crayola crayon) for many years.
 
On June 27, 1964 he married Agnes Gresh and they had one daughter Lori Ann in 1967.  In 1972 he moved his family to Lincoln, Montana and later to  Helena. He worked for Caird Engineering for 15 years and in 1979 he built a cannon from scrap metal found in Caird’s yard.  In 1985 he donated the cannon to the VFW Post 10010, East Helena which they have continued to use for their parades.   
 
After Cairds he worked for Bradford Machine, Sheepshearers (Butte), Seaver Park Machine and then Tudor Machine, finally retiring in 2005.  He then ran a small business from his home machine shop for a number of years.
 
At an early age he hunted rabbits, squirrels and deer and later had many hunting trips in Pennsylvania and Maine.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing in Montana for many years. Larry is survived by his wife of 58 years “Aggie” Wismer and daughter Lori Ann Wismer, sisters Mary Biresch and Frannie Hylton. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Theresa Taylor and nephew Brian Biresch.
 
Cremation has taken place and in honor of his wishes no service or ceremony will be held.

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