4/4/1951 – 6/28/2011
Larry W. Hachman, age 60, of Sheridan passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 28th at his home. He was born on April 4, 1951 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Lewis & Marilyn (Elser) Hachman.
On January 18, 2010, Larry was married to Joyce A. Smith and she survives in addition to her children, Andy & April Smith of Kentwood, MI and Kristen Smith of Colorado Springs, CO along with two grandchildren, Cadence & Melody Smith. Also surviving is his father, Lewis H. Hachman of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 1 brother, Michael & Marilyn Hachman of Rodney, MI, 2 sisters, JoAnn & Steven Gronskei of Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Barbara & Jayson Smith of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, several nieces and nephews, Michelle & Robert Mawk of Scottsdale, Arizona, Jennifer & Stephanie Smith of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Kristina Davison of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Matthew & Jessica Short of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and Noel Nerbonne of Traverse City, Michigan plus many great nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn E. Hachman.
Larry grew up in Temperance, Michigan where he graduated from Ida High School in 1969, graduated from Central Michigan University in 1973 and then went on to the Thomas M. Colley Law School in Lansing where he graduated Cum Laude, “With Distinction” in September 1977.
Larry began his career in a private law practice before becoming an assistant prosecuting attorney in Montcalm County and then the County Prosecutor from 1993 until 1998.
Larry loved gardening, hunting, fishing and making fresh sushi from just caught bluegills. His tomato and sweet corn crop was enviable. In addition, he loved cooking, trying new recipes and ribs were his specialty.
He will be remembered by family and friends alike for his wonderful dry wit and his love of the “cabin”.
In honoring Larry’s wishes, there will not be any visitation or funeral services held. Instead, a private gathering of family and friends will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, for those desiring to do so, the family has suggested memorial considerations can be made to either R.A.V.E or the Michigan Crime Victims Services Commission and can be sent to P.O. Box 168, Sheridan, MI 48884
On 7/1/2011 Hansen Vision Center said:
So very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I remember Larry from CMU and as a patient. We have his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Rocky Hansen
On 7/1/2011 Edward Mattson said:
Larry was a fine, strong and honorable man. No one could ask for a better friend. He will never be forgotten. He loved his family unreservedly and was deeply generous to all those he loved. In the end, all will be well and all will be well. And all manner of God’s creatures, will be well.
On 7/1/2011 Carrie & Stan Wills said:
We are so sorry to hear about Larry. Joyce, remember we are all here for you. If I can do anything at all please let me know. You have a lot of friends and family that love you very much. Don’t be afraid or ashamed to ask for our help and support. Take care.
On 7/1/2011 Chuck & Mel Zemla said:
Joyce, we are very sorry to hear about Larry !! Our thoughts and prayers are with you ! Take care Chuck & Mel Zemla
On 7/5/2011 Mike McNamara said:
The world lost a unique man this past week, Joyce. As you may remember, Larry gave me an opportunity in December 1992 to be a part of his staff the following January. While he was my boss for six years before he retired, he was far more than that. He was my mentor, a dedicated public official, and a tireless student of the law. As was written above he enjoyed so many things that Michigan had to offer, especially hunting and fishing. I remember several mornings when he would get up to go ice fishing and enjoy fishing in the Ludington area. I learned a great deal from Larry, and his teachings went far beyond the world of juris prudence. While I thought he was generally a private man, if one was fortunate to be his friend, he would go to the ends of the earth for that friend. When I moved on from Montcalm County, I shared this thought with other employess of that county. I feel I need to share it with the you and the world. Mitch Albom wrote a book entitled “The Five People You Meet When You to Heaven.” Larry will surely be one of those five. May Our Lord bless Larry. I will truly miss him. Take care, Joyce, you are in our prayers.
On 7/5/2011 Robin August said:
Joyce, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I am just a few miles away if you need anything!!! I am here for you, day or night. Love you
On 7/6/2011 Melissa Stevens said:
Larry will be greatly missed. May he be at peace.
On 7/11/2011 Jana & Chris Halstead said:
Joyce and Family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all..If you need anything at all Joyce please call us!!
On 8/7/2011 Joanne, Joey, and John Elser said:
We are so very saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. I remember when he was a wonderful loving little boy. He was a wonderful person, a talented musician, and a credit to his family in every way.