Friday, June 09, 2017

June 20 memorial for Larry Froelich

The memorial service for former BJ editor/reporter Larry Froelich will be June 20 in Lexington, Kentucky, where he lived with wife Suzanne Dolezal Froelich.

He was cremated Thursday in Ohio. He will be buried in Dover near his parents.

Suzanne remains in Ohio attending to details connected with Larry’s passing.

Larry’s first wife, former BJ reporter Janis Froelich, will be busy. She’ll be driving to Michigan next week for her son Jack’s high school graduation, then heading for Kentucky for Larry’s memorial.

His obituary has not been published yet.

Larry, who was battling leukemia, fell during an Ohio visit and struck his head Sunday, June 4.

1964 Ohio University graduate Larry began with Knight in 1967 at the BJ as a police reporter, followed managing editor Scott Bosley to the Detroit Free Press in 1981 where he became assistant news editor before going to the Lexington News-Leader in 1989 and retiring in 2005.

Larry Froelich has a son, Mark, who graduated from Kent State and is married to Bowling Green grad Christa. Their children are Jack and Lindsay.

Larry has a daughter, Britta, married to Michigan State grad Marc Spanke. Their children are Halle and Clare.

Janis is Mark and Britta’s mother.

Janis is married to St. Petersburg photographer Ray Bassett.

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