Lawrence “Larry” J. Rinzel Jr

Lawrence “Larry” J. Rinzel Jr., CPA, 69, of Fond du Lac passed away Tuesday February 11, 2014 at home.

He was born on August 27, 1944 in Milwaukee, a son to the late Lawrence and Florence Batzler Rinzel.

On July 3, 1971 he married Lynn Sasse in Wauwatosa.

Larry graduated from Marquette University in 1967 with a B.A. in Accounting.  After graduation, he was drafted into the United States Army and served in Vietnam. After his honorable discharge, he spent his career working for the IRS, retiring in 1999. He enjoyed his retirement by spending time on the golf course and achieved the elusive hole-in-one last summer.  He also enjoyed watching Wisconsin sports, especially Marquette Basketball, gambling, investments, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife Lynn of 42 years; three children: Kristin (Pete) Ferge and their children, Lauren and Nick of Brookfield, Laura (Eric) Trick of Brookfield, and Phillip (Emily) Rinzel and their children, PJ and Chloe of Menomonee Falls; two sisters: Maureen (Steve) Hein and Rosemary (Alton) Schrauth and one brother, Joe (Catherine) Rinzel; also by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his sister Kathleen Rinzel.

Visitation:  Family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, February 14, 2014 at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division St., from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.  There will also be visitation on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth St. Way, from 9:30 to 10:45 am.

Services:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Holy Family Church at 11:00 am.  Larry’s cousin Fr. Jerry Rinzel will officiate.  Cremation will follow services with inurnment in Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield.

Memorials in his name may be directed to St. Mary’s Springs Academy Second Century Building Campaign, 255 Hwy K, Fond du Lac WI 54937, Fondy Food Pantry, P.O. Box 492, Fond du Lac, WI 54936, and Holy Family Parish.

Zacherl Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.