Larry Wayne Keleher, 79, passed away quietly, surrounded by his children and his wife, on May 5, 2023. He was a resident of Colorado Springs. Larry was a retired firefighter of twenty-six plus years.

He was born on September 28, 1943 to James and Elizabeth Keleher in Belmond, Iowa. On June 22, 1969, he married Linda (Apelgren) in Gladstone, Michigan.

Larry had a great appreciation of the outdoors. He liked to fish and hunt and loved spending time with his family, camping, jet skiing, ATVing, etc. He was a member of the Cherokee Metropolitan Water Board for twelve years and the Cimmaron Hills Fire Board for seven years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Keleher; his children: Laurie Nelson (Clayton), and Lance Keleher (Irene); his sister, Donna Freese; his cousin, Nancy Hanushek, who was more like a sister; his sister-in-law, Irene Keleher, and his sister-in-law, Patty Keleher; his grandchildren: C.W. Marsh, Michaela Colyer (Adam), Alexus Carr, Peri Keleher, Jordan Nelson, Emma Keleher, Avah Keleher; and his great-granddaughter, Brenn Carr.

Larry was preceded in death by his daughter, Stacy; his uncle, John; and aunt, Sena; his brothers, Bob Keleher and Richard Keleher; and his brother-in-law, Dean Freese.

He was a wonderful man, who truly touched the lives of so many. Larry will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

A Memorial Service in honor of Larry will be held 2:00PM, Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910.

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  1. Linda, Laurie, and Lance, we were very sad to hear the news about Larry. We cherish our memories with him and you during our jet skiing days and our visits to Mile High to root for the Bronco’s. Know our love, thoughts, and prayers are with his Soul, with you and your family / Luis and Ida

  2. Uncle Larry was one of the greatest men that I have ever had the privilege to have known. He had the best sense of humor and patient hope. As far back as I can remember he was always there for myself, Aunt Linda, Laurie, Lance as well as our family and countless others. He has enriched all of our lives and the world was a much better place with him in it! He will truly be missed. All of our thoughts and prayers go out to him and our family at this time. Love you always.

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