In Memory

Larry D. Mischke

Larry D. Mischke

Obituary photo of Larry Mischke, Topeka-KS

In Loving Memory of

Larry D. Mischke

1951 - 2022


Larry Duane Mischke, 70, Topeka, passed away Friday, March 4, 2022.

He was born May 8, 1951, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Wilbur and Ethel (Jacobson) Mischke. In 1969, he graduated from Topeka High School. In 1973, he earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Washburn University.

Larry was employed with Santa Fe and later BNSF, retiring after over 30 years of service.

He was a member of the Santa Fe Band since 1965, serving as president since 1988, Arab Shrine, where he also played in the Shrine Band, Masonic Lodge #51, and the Topeka Jayhawk Club.

On August 27, 1983, he married Charlene Griggs in Topeka. They later divorced.

Survivors include his daughters, Elizabeth (Ray) Toyne, Topeka; and Andrea (Matt) Graham, Wichita, KS; sister, Nancy (George) Sloop, Topeka; Grandchildren, Austin; Eoin; Marshall; and Rian; nieces and nephews, and many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Larry enjoyed playing his trumpet, boating, traveling, hunting, motorcycle rides, cheering on the Jayhawks, attending daily coffee club, watching his grandkids grow, and visiting with his family and friends.

A memorial service to honor Larry’s life will be planned at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Andrea Graham or Liz Toyne in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 1321 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604, for his grandchildren’s education fund.

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03/10/22 11:23 AM #1    

Samuel A Crow II

So sorry to read of Larry's passing.  He and I spent alot of time together as kids, and enjoyed each other's company.  It was always nice to hook up again at our class reunions and catch up on what was going on in our lives.  He will be missed.  Condolences to his family.  

03/10/22 05:07 PM #2    

Diana J. Johnston (Favand)

I'm so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. My main memory of him is what a great trumpet player he was in the THS band. My condolences to his family.

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