DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary

201 South Hydraulic, Wichita, KS


Lawrence E. Karcher

April 10, 1942September 4, 2020

Lawrence “Larry” Eugene Karcher

78, was born on April 10, 1942 and passed away on September 4, 2020 Wichita, KS Born to Catherine “Eileen” Karcher and Lawrence Karcher in Wichita, KS. Larry was a lifelong resident of Wichita. He graduated from St.Patrick’s grade school and from Kapaun High School in 1960. He attended Wichita State University for a few years and he was also honorably discharged from the Air Force. He owned and operated the Waco Sundry in his younger years and then managed Quik Trip stores. Following his years at Quik Trip, he worked for Beal Office Supply, Sharpline, and then retired from Timber Products. Larry loved cars, watching classic television shows and spending time with his family. He met Erlinda “Lynda” via a pen pal service in 1989. After almost a year and a half of corresponding via letters, Larry proposed to Lynda. They were married on May 5, 1990 in the Phillipines. Larry is survived by his wife, Erlinda Marquez Karcher; son, Michael of Wichita; sister, Mary Karcher Welters (Leo) of Clearwater, KS; brother, Thomas Karcher of Stillwater, OK and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Rosary 7:00 p.m. Thursday September 10th and funeral service 10:00 a.m. Friday September 11th, with burial following. All services will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church-Schulte. Memorial donations can be made to St. Peter’s Schulte – Building Fund. Arrangements made through Devorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.


  • Erlinda Karcher, Wife
  • Michael Karcher, Son

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  • Wilson Pike
  • Rover Worley
  • Frank Welters
  • Mark Smith
  • Matt Davis
  • David Purcell


  • Recitation of the Rosary

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, September 11, 2020


Lawrence E. Karcher

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Harry Simpson

September 9, 2020

Rest Lawrence, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Air Force.


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