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Larry Czeskleba


Larry was born on February 21, 1937 in Montello, WI to Gordon and Jennie (Berndt) Czeskleba, the third youngest of six children.

He was a proud veteran of the US Air Force, and met his wife-to-be, Judy Lesar, while stationed at the 707th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron in Grand Rapids, MN.

After serving in the military, he attended Devry Technical School in Chicago, and they married shortly after he returned to Minneapolis.

He enjoyed duck hunting, golfing, playing poker and billiards, and loved playing the video poker machines, especially in Reno, where they lived for a number of years.

After Jude and Larry moved to Arizona full time a few years ago, Larry was able to spend more time caring for his Church where they were Faithful members.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sally Czeskleba, and brothers Teddy and Donnie Czeskleba.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Ann Czeskleba, of Surprise, AZ; daughter Jennifer Jo (Mike) McVicker of Vancouver, WA; son Jason Wayne (Yessika) Czeskleba and granddaughter Josie Teresa of Seattle, WA; daughter Heather Beth (Greg) Peter of Garden Grove, CA; and sister Phyllis (Frank) Doyon of Las Vegas, NV and half-sister, Jeannie Brown of Wisconsin and special nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. at Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sun City, AZ. Inurnment will follow at the church’s columbarium. Obituary can be viewed online at