Larry E. Heller, 77

September 13, 2020

Larry E. Heller, 77, died at his home in New Holland on September 13. He was born on August 2, 1943 in Galion, OH to Warren and Gertrude.

Larry graduated from Galion H.S., earned a BS in Agricultural Engineering from Ohio State University and served in the Army in Germany from 1967-1969. Larry worked at Sperry New Holland (CNH) for most of his career.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Janet (Dietrich), sisters (Arlene Anderson and Judy Spangler of Galion, OH), and children, Matthew (Johanna) of Glendora, CA, Andrew (Shelley Cavalieri) of Toledo, OH, Anne Marie (Rob Nye) of Lancaster, PA and Laura of Lancaster, PA and grandchildren: Aurelia, Lucia, Elke and Herbert.

Larry was a supportive father, always ready to offer advice on a wide range of topics like changing oil, buying a house or planning a road trip. He deeply enjoyed spending weekends and evenings farming and caring for horses. His love for music was expressed throughout his life by playing the accordion and tuba and singing bass in the church choir. He obtained his pilot’s license, and had an abiding interest in small aircraft. He was involved in square dancing and volunteering, and was passionate about OSU football, Volkswagens, biodiesel, trains, travel and making applesauce from his own trees. Larry was a member of New Holland Grace Brethren and in later years attended Calvary Church.

Private services were held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Lancaster Farmland Trust to honor Larry’s passion for agriculture.

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Condolences to the Family

September 23, 2020

Jan and the wonderful Heller clan,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jon & Deb Stuckey

September 21, 2020

Kathie and I were deeply saddened to learn of Larry’s passing but are eternally greatful that he is now with his Heavenly Father. We pray God’s comfort and blessing for the family.
Gil and Kathie Pratt

September 20, 2020

I was sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. We worked together for many years, and I have many found memories of those years. He was such a great guy to be around. My condolences to the family.
Tim Meckley

September 20, 2020

To Jan and family,
Sorry to read of Larry’s death.  We certainly extend to you our sympathy,  it’s unfortunate that you have to go through this at this time.  You know I had several things in common with Larry,  airplanes, cars and unknown to me, the accordion. He will be missed.                                                                                                      
Art & Ruth Weaver

September 20, 2020

Jan and family, we were saddened by the news of Larry’s passing. Our condolences to you all. We remember those early days in the 60s and how we were all just starting out on our lives as couples. Both our Weddings are such a fond memory for us. Larry’s was a life well lived. Dee and Ram Hawley 

September 20, 2020

I was very sorry to hear this news.  The Heller household was always a very warm one for me, where I felt welcomed and valued on my many visits.  Larry was a big part of that, a kind and friendly presence who I enjoyed chatting with.  My condolences and prayers for Jan, Matt, Andrew, Anne-Marie, Laura, and the rest of the extended family. 
Ben McClure

September 19, 2020

Dear Jan and family we are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers will continue to be you ! Love and prayers Trish and Steve Ksuffman

September 19, 2020

I enjoyed living right next to Larry and family for a number of years.
Blessings to the family as you grieve the loss of your husband and father.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Lois Stoltzfus Beard

September 19, 2020

Very sorry for your loss 

September 19, 2020

Larry was a wonderful friend and colleague.  We loved our times together.  He and Jan had a wonderful impact on our lives.  He will be missed.
Dan and Nancy Harting

September 17, 2020

Our condolences to the family. He will be sadly missed. 
Kevin and Michelle Meenaghan

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