Baraboo / Prairie du Chien, WI
Larry A. Cuff age 72 of Baraboo and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at his home surrounded by family, following an extended illness. He was born January 16, 1947 in Portage, WI the son of Chester and Lorraine (Jenkins) Cuff. Larry served in the in the US Army during Vietnam in the 75th Special Forces Ranger Unit and received many valiant awards such as the Silver and Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. He married Gail Hodge on September 29, 1973 in Baraboo, WI later having two wonderful boys. Larry worked for Badger Ordnance and later for American Motors. He later graduated from Gateway Technical College in Police Science and Criminal Justice. He served in the Prairie du Chien Police Department for 25 years as a patrolman and a detective. Larry was a hunter’s safety instructor, a shooting instructor for the PDC Police Dept. and a member of the Crisis Resolution Team. He also was involved with security for “Music Fights Back”. After his retirement in 2005 he worked as a realtor for Stark Realtors in Baraboo. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, bowler and golfer. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of nearly 46 years, Gail, his children, Jeremy (Jennifer Willis) and Jason (Crystal) Cuff, his siblings, Dave Cuff, Roger (Edith) Kuhn, Barb Nellen, Judy (Vince) Miller, Sue Cone, Cheryl (Bob) Moore and Sharon (Dave) Cross, his grandchildren, Haelee, Adrian, Reese, Westbrook, Landon, Mya, Scarlett and Maddox, brother in law Earl Hodge along with numerous nieces and nephews and friends Betty Miller, Randy Cormican, Harold and Chris Heiser. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Bud Kuhn, Gwenda Fohr, a nephew Kevin Miller and his mother and father in law, Ruth and Earl Hodge.
A Memorial Service will be Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the United Methodist Church in Prairie du Chien with Pastor Cheryl Weaver officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Prairie du Chien Honor Guard. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 11:00 AM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family. www.garrityfuneralhome.com
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