Obituary of Lawrence "Larry" S. Vlaun
Lawrence “Larry” Vlaun, 90, Marion, went to be with the Lord at 1:54 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Colonial Oaks Health and Rehab in Marion. Born in New York City, New York, on May 18, 1928, Larry was the son of H. Sinclair and Mary (Muerer) Vlaun. On October 10, 1974, he married his loving wife, Delores Fischer, and she survives.
Larry was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Germany during the Korean War. He specialized in writing codes during the war. Following his military service, he continued his education and attended West Texas State College, Duquesne University, American Institute of Banking, and New York Institute of Finance. He graduated from Hofstra University with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration. He also graduated from Phoenix College in 1967.
For 37 years, Larry was a research analyst with Dean Witter (currently Morgan Stanley Dean Witter). He served two years (2001-2003) as Assistant Director of Economic Development during Bill Henry’s administration in Grant County, and he also worked for SCORE.
Larry held memberships with New York Society of Security Analysts, American Institute of Research and Management, Institute of Charter Financial Analyst Accreditation (CFA), and Senior Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE).
He was actively involved with the Mississinewa Valley Band, and he played with the band until his health failed. Larry was also a published financial writer and had written many articles for the Wall Street Journal. Other activities he enjoyed until his health failed were golfing and traveling, with his favorite vacation spot being the Hawaiian islands.
Special thanks to the staff at Heart to Heart Hospice and Colonial Oaks.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Delores; daughters: Billie Jean Dailey Goble, Surprise, AZ; Bobbie (Ronnie) Herring, Gas City; son: Terry (Dolly) Marden, Glendale, AZ; grandchildren, Terisu Wojciechowski, Ralph H. Goble III, Melissa Franklin, Michael Phillips, Michelle Stevenson, Michael Marden, Michelle Hagerty, Mick Marden, and Amanda Walker; step-granddaughter, Peggy Hettig; great-grandchildren, Heather Vanderwall, Stephen Wojciechowski, Daniel Green, Tyler Goble, Hannah Goble, Wade Stevenson, Robbillie Stevenson, Markie Stevenson, Michael Phillips, Matthew Phillips, Dominic Phillips, Aiden Franklin, Eric Serra, Destiny Diaz, Madison Marden, Mason Marden, Niguey Marden, Eme Marden, Eli Marden, Jesse Marden, Makenna Walker, and Miller Wallker; step-great-granddaughter, Laci Charette; great-great-grandchildren, Drayven Goble and AJ Vanderwall; special niece and nephew, Cheryl and Jim Richards.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Edward Vlaun; sister, Marion McGrory; and son-in-law, Ralph Goble Jr..
The family will receive visitors from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2019, at Grace Community Church, 1810 E. Bradford St., Marion, IN.
A funeral service to celebrate Larry’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the church with Rev. Dr. Tom Mansbarger officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City, IN.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Cancer Services of Grant County, Tower Suites, 305 S. Norton Ave., Marion, IN 46952.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.
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