Larry Dean Troncin, 68, of Falls City, passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at Community Medical Center in Falls City due to sudden illness. He was born on Oct. 9, 1947 in Maryville, MO, the son of Dean O. and Leota (McKim) Troncin. He was one of four children born to this union.
After his mother’s death, the family moved to Falls City in 1958. Larry attended Falls City public Schools and graduated from FC High School in 1964. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country honorably. He continued his service after the Navy in the Army Reserves.
He was united in marriage to Valerie Bestwick in March 1970. He married Alice Koso on May 3, 1985, in Falls City.
Larry worked at Wooding’s Manufacturing.
He loved going to flea markets and collecting knives, guns and coins. Family and friends remember the many years Larry would be Santa Claus for the Gambles Store, and for the kids in town.
Larry and Alice made their home on Wilson Street. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and loved his dog “Pup-pup.”
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother in infancy; and his sister, Linda Chesnut.
Larry is survived by his wife, Alice, of Falls City; daughters, Leota Specht, of Verdon, and Tiny (Rich) Carney, of Lincoln; step-daughter, Tonia (John) White, of Falls City; step-mother, Gerry Troncin of Falls City; brother, Gary L. (Denise) Troncin, of Maryville, MO; brother-in-law, Jim Chesnut, of Reserve, KS; grandchildren, Devin, Dayton, Donovan and Dane, Jacob, Naomi, Richard Jr., Lance and Jordan; great-grandchildren, Easton and Rainey; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Troncin, of Falls City; daughters, Leota Specht, of Verdon, and Tina (Rich) Carney, of Lincoln; step-daughter, Tonia (John) White, of Falls City; stepmother, Gerry Troncin, of Falls City; brother, Gary L. (Denise) Troncin, of Maryville, MO; brother-in-law, Jim Chesnut, of Reserve, KS; other relatives and friends.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Steele Cemetery in Falls City, with Rhonda Boeckman officiating. Graveside military honors by the Falls City Ceremonial Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at Hall Funeral Home in Falls City. The family has requested casual dress.