Larry J. Olivera

July 19, 1949 ~ April 3, 2022 (age 72)


Larry J. Olivera, age 72, of Sheboygan, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at Aurora Memorial Sheboygan Medical Center, one day short of his and Nancy’s 52nd anniversary. 

Larry was born on July 19, 1949, in San Jose, California, to Ralph and Barbara (Ulrich) Olivera. Larry graduated from Homestead High School in Cupertino, CA, with the class of 1967. After high school graduation, Larry moved with his family to Fort Madison, Iowa. His parents later moved to Sheboygan, and when Larry traveled to visit them, he met the love of his life, Nancy Platkus. Larry and Nancy were united in marriage on April 4, 1970, in Sheboygan. Together, they raised two children, Michelle and Tracy. 

Larry worked for Quasius Construction for many years. He was an avid Packer fan and golf enthusiast. He was a ‘thrift shop guru’ and garage sale treasure hunter and was always looking for the next great find. 

In addition to his family, Larry will be missed by so many friends – especially Steve and David. Larry was a fantastic storyteller and could captivate any audience with his nonstop hysterical stories. 

Larry is survived by his loving wife of nearly 52 years, Nancy; daughters, Michelle DePagter and Tracy Engles; grandchildren, Devlin and Dalton; granddog, Jesse; siblings, Linda (Glenn) Schanilec, Lori (Marc) Chamlee, Lenny (Angel) Olivera, Leslie (Doug) Krueger, Lee (Rita) Olivera, Lon Olivera, Leilani (Dave) Marchand, Lance (Lauren) Olivera; sisters-in-law, Sue (Ted) Brunette and Heidi Olivera; many beloved nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. 

 Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Barbara; and brother, Louis Olivera. 

A Celebration of Life will be held for Larry at a later date. 

Larry’s family would like to thank the nursing staff at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center for their wonderful care and compassion, especially Tess. 

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