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“So sorry for your loss to you Chris and your family,I'm sure he will be very missed ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Laura Hughes-Lochowicz - Avondale, AZ

“To a very special brother in law. You were such a kind, loving, understanding and great guy. We had many special years together which we will never...Read More »
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“Thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Ginny Taylor - Lewiston, MI

“Keeping Donna and her family in my thoughts and prayers ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Wendy Pucher - Friend

“I will always cherish the amount of time I got to spend with you grandpa. I wish we had more time, but I know u are watching over us all now. You...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Shalon Dunlop - Sudbury - Family

“Although I only met Larry once he was an important part of my sister Darlene and her children's lives. My condolences to both his US and Canadian...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Denise Finn - Fort Myers, FL

“One of the greatest men I have known. You will always be Dad to me. I will never forget you. Always loved ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Angela Rinkes - Warren, MI

“My dear favorite uncle,I love and will miss you forever. You meant the world to me. God Bless and keep you. ”
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Larry Owen Fortune, age 86 of Warren, died Friday, July 28, 2017 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born November 5, 1930 in Fraser, Michigan, son of the late Walter and the late Mary (nee: Holmes) Fortune.

With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Larry for his service to our country during the Korean War. Ultimately attaining the rank of Airman 2nd Class, Larry was a proud and patriotic member of our great United States Air Force. For decorations earned from his time and duty served, and his willingness to stand in harm's way on behalf of freedom's sake, we honor his valiance and bravery and extend our posthumous gratitude for answering the call to duty with others in mind. Larry received his honorable discharge on 31 August 1959.

As for his employment, Larry was proud to be one of the (soon-to-be) many Consumers Power servicemen who kept our lives humming along smoothly through the convenience of power. Not only was he an apt service professional, Larry also enjoyed the distinction of being a member of Consumers Power's 1st crew of workers in the field,…a position he always held in the highest regard throughout his tenure with the company. After many years of service excellence and dedicated employment, Larry finally accepted his well-deserved retirement and headed off into the world of the Lucky Golden Warriors to enjoy his new chapter in life.

Throughout his life, Larry enjoyed a host of different pastimes and hobbies, one of which was his love of traveling. He found great delight in heading out to destinations unknown for a little scenic splendor, as well as visiting many of the old favorites, too. Other hobbies included such eclectic highlights as his Karate discipline, of which he had attained the distinction of Brown Belt. From even more of his active side came Larry's affinity for scuba diving. Give 'em a wet suit, an oxygen tank and some flippers, and Larry was in 7th heaven in his search for interesting sights and sea life below the surface. For hobbies a bit less active, but equally intriguing, came affectations from his artistic side,…one of them being his abilities in glass blowing. Demanding a sense of perfection and expertise, this delicate form of art was an expression of Larry's unique creativity and one that produced a number of beautifully sculptured pieces. Just as unique and intriguing as his glassworks, Larry was also quite adept with copper and found great challenge and enjoyment in molding this precious metal into something spectacular,…like the trellis he fabricated for his daughter, Donna.

Yet when Larry was seeking something pleasurable to do, but not necessarily involved with any sort of exertion, he'd often be found in a quiet nook or favorite chair feeding his hunger for reading. An avid reader and one who appreciated the finer points of the world of literature, curling up with a good book brought him countless hours of satisfaction as he worked his way through novel after novel. For a man who knew how to remain active and engaged, it was good to know that he also knew how to make the most of "quiet time." I believe they call that balance,…perhaps some of that discipline he took away from Karate, eh?

But of all the pleasures of pastimes and hunger for hobbies, there was never a question that the most treasured moments of all were those spent enjoying the memories made in the company of family and friends. His most favorite things in life had nothing to do with things,…but rather embracing the cherished hearts & souls of those he held dear. From the many tasty BBQing experiences, to sharing the wonders of the outdoors while camping at the state park in Algonac (as well as other camping meccas, too), Larry truly knew how to create a good time which produced a plethora of moments and memories for all to treasure with each reflection of this great man.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, each of these represent a family member with whom Larry held in his heart with a care and compassion unlike any other. Each possessed a little bit of wind that gave his wings their lift, and he often soared like an eagle when he considered how blessed he was to have them in his life. Not merely with his family, but Larry touched a multitude of hearts in his journey through life and leaves a legacy of love for all to embrace with each remembrance shared. He will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Larry was the beloved husband of Beverly. Dear father of Larry (Nancy) Fortune, Donna (Joe Miko) Boyd, Richard (Scott Atherton), and Chris (Jennifer) Fortune, Darlene (Darrel) Cryderman. Brother of Jerry (Donna) Fortune. He was the loving grandfather of 13, great-grandfather of 6, and was blessed with one great-great grandchild also 3 grandchildren , many great - grandchildren in Canada that he loved and missed. Brother to the late Norval, David, Keith and Mary.

Visitation for Larry will be held on Tuesday, August 1st from 3-9 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd. at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd.) in Warren. Funeral Services will take place on Wednesday, 11:00 am at the funeral home, immediately followed by the rendering of military honors by the United States Air Force.

Please share memories of Larry at his memory book above.