Larry R. Joseph
Larry R. Joseph

June 26, 1942 – Dec. 29, 2018

VAN WERT – Larry R. Joseph, 76, of Van Wert died at 8:57 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Vancrest of Delphos. He was born on June 26, 1942 in Van Wert to the late Loran and Ruth (Miller) Joseph. On March 29, 1969, he married Kathryn E. Mohr and she preceded him in death on Jan. 1, 2003.

Mr. Joseph retired in 2000 from Brown Publishing as Publisher of The Times Bulletin in Van Wert after 39 years of service. He was a graduate of Van Wert High School, attended Bluffton College, and served in the Ohio National Guard. He was a member of Van Wert American Legion and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Van Wert where he served on the church council, was a past President of Van Wert Rotary Club, and had previously served on the Van Wert Y.M.C.A. Board of Directors and the Van Wert County Hospital Board of Directors.

Larry is survived by a daughter, Abbigail Price of Van Wert; grandchildren, Tobin (Tiffani) Joseph, Samuel Price, Elizabeth Price and Abram Price; and a sister, Nancy (Karl) Gribler of Van Wert.

In addition to his parents and wife, Larry was preceded in death by a son, Nathan T. Joseph.

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Van Wert, with Rev. Will Haggis officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow the service. Burial will be held at a later date in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the church.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the Van Wert County Jr. Fair. Online condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with the arrangements.