Larry Lee Vierk

Larry Lee Vierk, 72, a man of true grit and brutal honesty, died unexpectedly on August 1, 2022, at his home. Larry was born March 9, 1950, the son of Lee Warren and Helen Louise (Rickle) Vierk. He graduated from Olivet High School in 1968 before earning his Associates from Ft. Wayne Electrical. Larry then went to work as an electrician with General Motors, serving 30 years until his retirement in 2002. Larry’s favorite times involved fishing trips with family and friends to Canada, watching Red Wings Hockey, and working on the family farm. Larry won countless hill climbing competitions on the back of his Honda 350. He was a member of the Charlotte Motorcycle Club and was known to participate in the tractor pull at the Eaton County fair – he was a big John Deere fan. Larry could be seen often at the bowling alley until they outlawed smoking. He fixed computers for friends and family, and loved his Bassett Hound, Jersey. Above all, Larry loved his family.
Larry is survived by his sons, Mark (Denise) Vierk and Chris (Nicole) Vierk; daughter, Tracie (Chris) Portillo; eight grandchildren, Stephanie (Jordan) Sandin, Taylor (Cody) Rowland, Jordan Vierk, Emma Vierk, Layne Vierk, Savannah Portillo, Alivia Portillo, and Saige Portillo; five great-grandchildren, Carson Sandin, Jason Sandin, Noah Sandin, Rilee Sandin, and Leah Rowland; and his sisters, Janet Bowers of Olivet and Brenda Vierk of Lansing. He was predeceased by his parents, Lee and Helen Vierk. The family would also like to thank Larry’s neighbor, Craig Hargrove for all the help and support.
Friends are encouraged to support Larry’s family by sharing memories on his Tribute Page at Memorial services were held on Thursday, August 11, 2022. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.