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Larry McQuay

Larry McQuay

WAUSA — Services for Larry McQuay, 81, Wausa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Bloomfield. The Rev. Tim Podraza will officiate with burial in Bloomfield City Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at the church with a 7 p.m. wake. Brockhaus Funeral Home in Wausa is in charge of the arrangements.

He died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at his residence.


Larry Wayne McQuay, son of Alonzo and Emma (Hungate) McQuay, was born March 20, 1937, at Callao, Mo. He graduated from Macon High School in Macon, Mo.

On Oct. 20, 1956, Larry was united in marriage to Del Rae Kollars at Bevier, Mo. Seven children were born to them: Carol, Cheryl, Teresa, Gary, Cynthia, Greg and Melissa.

Larry and Del Rae lived in Missouri, where he worked as a carpenter. Larry was a member of American Milk Producers Inc. and had been involved in dairying since boyhood. He grew up helping hand-milk cows on his parents’ farm in Macon County, Mo. He and Del Rae moved to Crofton in 1960 (Del Rae’s hometown) and then moved to Lindy and began their milk production. In 1973, they bought their present farm east of Wausa and converted it from a cattle feeder facility to a dairy operation.

Larry was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Bloomfield.

Larry is survived by his daughters, Carol (Robert) Konken of Patterson, N.Y., Cheryl (Toney) Johnson of Columbus, Ga., Teresa (Dana) Fairchild of Spencer, Iowa, Cynthia (Steven) Kumm of Wausa and Melissa Collins of California; his sons, Gary (Lesa) McQuay of Hulett, Wyo., and Greg McQuay of Magnet; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Judy Woods of San Clemente, Calif., Dorothy Lauer of Albuquerque, N.M., Bonnie Perry of New Albany, Ind., and Calvin “Cap” McQuay of Ozark, Mo.; and dear friend, Peg Albin of Plainview.

He was preceded in death by his spouse; a son-in-law, Jake Collins; a sister, Virginia “Sis”; and his brothers, Lester, Don, David and Baird Dale “BD.”

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