Larry Lee Villars

April 26, 1950April 7, 2014

Reverend Larry “Crazy Larry” Lee Villars Sr., 63, of Duluth, formerly from Akron, OH, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 at St. Eligius Health Care Center in Duluth.

Larry was born in Ravenna, OH, April 26, 1950 to Donald J.H. Villars Sr. and Mildred V. Ward. He grew up in Akron, OH and was the fourth of seven children.

Larry worked a number of jobs including managing a noodle factory in Montana. He was a jack of all trades. What he didn’t know, he learned.

Larry was preceded in death by both grandparents; his father, Donald; and sister-in-law, Joni Woodward.

Larry will be dearly missed by his wife, Patti; mother, Mildred; children, Larry Jr., LeAnn; and step-children, Serena and Michael Brown; siblings, Joan Burnside, Sandy Hosier, Donald J.H. Villars Jr., Pamela Henderson, Danny Villars; and Debbie Villars; mother-in-law, E. Darlene Brown; sister-in-laws, Vicki Boyer, Darci Watz, Kristi Brown; brother-in-law, Bill Brown; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A special thanks to the staff of St. Eligius Health Care Center and St. Luke’s Hospice staff for the care and concern shown to Larry and family.

Visitation: 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday, April 12 at Bell Brothers Funeral Home, 601 N 56th Ave W, in Duluth.

Arrangements under the direction of Bell Brothers Funeral Home, Duluth, MN.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 12, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, April 12, 2014

Larry Lee Villars

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October 30, 2014

Tami Casady,
Donald, Lacey & Family
James Cox

Martha Watson

April 15, 2014

So sorry to hear this sad news! May your memories of happy times with Larry comfort you and bring you peace.

Martha Watson (Twin Ports Genealogical Society)

Reba Sullivan

April 12, 2014

About Larry

There was a man name Larry V.
he was nice to everyone, you see.
He was a real good teacher,
So he became a preacher.

The ladies were his angels.
The men were his buddies.
His voice was gentle when he talked
And he smiled when I walked.

When he saw children upset and mad
He had a way to make them glad.
Though he never got his truck,
To the kids, he'd often talk like a duck.

He was one of seven children-
Brothers and sisters had he.
When at play--they 'd all say, "Weee, weee!"
Now--he's in heaven.

By-Reba P. Sullivan

Dedicated to the late Rev. Larry "Crazy Larry" Lee Villars, Sr. Though I knew him only for a short time, he made a positive impace in my life. Larry was born April 26, 1950. Made his final journey April 7, 2014.

April 10, 2014

To Patty and family,
We are so sorry for your loss.
Tom and Kathie Pettis