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Our loving husband, father, grandpa & great-grandpa Larry James Braegger passed away on April 12, 2018. He was born December 8, 1943 in Brigham City, UT to James E. & Betty Alice Day Braegger.
He was raised in Willard, UT and graduated from Box Elder High School in 1962. After graduation he join the Navy, during boot camp training he was honorably discharged due to an accident. In 1965 he met the love of his love and eternal companion Lana Mitchell. They were married February 5, 1966 in Ogden, UT. Their marriage was solemnized in the Ogden LDS Temple August 5, 1978. They were happily married for 52 years.
In his earlier years he worked for P.I.E. trucking company, he enjoyed driving truck and often shared stories of places he has seen over the years. After P.I.E. he opened his own business, Bond Collections that he ran with his wife. He later became an investigator and changed the company name to DICI LLC (Diversified Investigations Consultants Information, LLC). Larry worked for South Ogden City as a warrants officer for 10 years, he truly loved working with the officers and valued their life-long friendships. He graduated from the U.S. Marshall’s Academy in Georgia. Larry had a gift for investigating & finding people.
Larry loved Christmas, he truly was Santa Claus. His office is decorated with Christmas decorations and bears year round. He embraced the true spirit of Christmas and enjoyed giving joy to others. He was very generous & helped anyone in need. We will forever miss our jolly Santa Claus. Larry enjoyed taking “Old Rickety” (his RV) up to the Uintah Mountains to go camping & fishing or just to take the kids “duck hunting” to shoot their shotguns. He loved spending time with his family, many memories we will cherish. Larry loved watching the Jazz and was a Chicago Bears fan.
Larry was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and is a member of the Burch Creek 3rd Ward. He held many positions throughout his life; Boy Scout Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Elder’s Quorum Secretary.
We love you very much and look forward to the day when we are together again.
Larry is survived by his wife Lana, 2 daughters and one son; Tina (Brian) Hood, Tammy Braegger, Tony (Emily) Braegger; sibling Peggy (Stephen) Monsen; Grandchildren, Jason (Athena), Tyler, Chelsea (Brian), Zach, Faith, & Christian. Great-Grandchildren, Riley, Draven, Liam & Lex.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 18th at 11 a.m. at the Burch Creek 3rd Ward, 5161 South 1300 East, South Ogden. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 17th from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, April 18th from 10 to 10:45 a.m.