Born: Mon., Sep. 12, 1949
Died: Fri., Feb. 4, 2011

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Mr. Larry James Grossnickle, 61, Middletown, died Friday February 4, 2011 at Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy after s short illness. He was the husband of Muriel (Bonnie ) Grossnickle, his wife of 37 years.
Born in Frederick, September 12, 1949 he was the son of the late James Peter and Esther Elizabeth Reid Grossnickle. He was a 1967 graduate of Middletown High School ; attended Bridgewater College for two years and was in the Bridgewater Touring choir.
He was a 1971 grauduate of the University of Maryland where he majored in agriculture and was a member of the college judging dairy team and a member of the Alpha Gamm Rho(AGR) fraternity. He was a long time dairy and crop farmer and was a member of the Maryland Virginia Milk Producers.
He was baptized member of the Myersville Church of the Brethren and attended Frederick Church of the Brethren for over 20 years and a very active member of the Pathfinders Sunday school class. He was involved in 4-H as a youth and parent ; was a 4-H all star and also enjoyed singing in various choirs.
Surviving, besides his wife, are:
3 children - Carolyn M. Grossnickle - Honolulu, HI; Andrew P. Grossnickle and wife Anna - Fredericksburg, VA; Stephanie Grossnickle Batterton and husband Jim - San Antonio, TX
1 sister - Mary Ann Grossnickle - Middletown
The family will receive friends on Monday February 7 at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM on Tuesday February 8 from the Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview Ave. Frederick.
Rev. Dr. Paul Mundey and Rev. Brian Messler will officiate. Interment will be made in the Grossnickle Church of the Brehtren cemetery, Myersville.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick Co., POB 1799, Frederick, MD 21702 or the Brethren Disaster Ministries, 601 Main St., POB 188, New Windsor, MD 21776-0188.
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   Posted Thu February 09, 2012

Martin and Patricia Coy
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Dear Bonnie,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Marty and Pat Coy

Victoria Breeden
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Wesley Clark
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Our best wishes to the Grossnickle family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Maddy Carolan and Mike Remsburg
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Dear Bonnie,

I was so saddened to hear that Larry has passed away. He was a kind and dear man, and my horses enjoyed the hay that he made. Mike and I are both sad, as we so enjoyed talking with Larry and dealing with him. He was always available and kindly called to thank me many times.

May God grant you the peace of acceptance. Larry lived the wonderful farm life that he loved. You were blessed with a wonderful human to share your life with.

Maddy Carolan and Mike Remsburg,

   Posted Thu February 09, 2012

Heather Cornell Gaulding
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Bonnie, Carolyn, Andrew and Stephanie,
Thinking of you all. Your dad (husband) was a great man and friend to our whole family. He will be sorely missed by our family.
Keeping you all in my prayers!

   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Bonnie, Caroline, Andrew and Stephanie,
I was sorry to read of your loss/Larry's passingw in the Frederick paper. My thoughts go out to you and your families at this time

Gina White & Trina Robinson
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Praying for strength for the Grossnickle family. You are truly in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Christen Oliver
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
I was one of the nurses that cared for Mr. Grossnickle at John's Hopkins. I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. He was a kind man. My thoughts go out to you and your family.

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