Larry Wehrle obituary

May 22, 2024 | Featured|Headlines

The following is a paid obituary

PONCA CITY — Ponca City resident Larry C. Wehrle passed away on May 20, 2024 at his home surrounded by his family. 

Wehrle was born on April 30, 1940 in Cowden, Illinois to Clifton and Pauline Wehrle. 

At a young age, he moved to Ponca City with his family and graduated from Ponca City High School in 1958.

He enlisted in the United States Army in 1964 and proudly served our country for three years. While in the military, he met Billie Choate. They married on Nov. 16, 1969.  In 1971, they welcomed a daughter, Paula and in 1973, they welcomed another daughter, Keri.

Dad worked at ConocoPhillips for 15 years until his retirement in 1992.

In 1993, Dad became Poppy when granddaughters Jessica and Kristyn were born and again in 2000 when Katie was born.

In 2015, Poppy became Great when Ruby was born and again in 2022 when Zoey was born.

Dad loved to tinker in his shop. His greatest tinkering project was restoring his 1931 Chevy coupe.  He enjoyed making windmills that he proudly displayed in the pasture for all to see. He also enjoyed walking the sandbar on the Arkansas River. 

Dad was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Pauline Wehrle, his brother, Merrill Wehrle, and his granddaughter, Katie Yerger. 

Dad is survived by his wife of 54 years, Billie and his pal, Fritz, of the home; His children, Paula and Wayne Yerger of Stillwater; daughter, Keri Wehrle of Ponca City; grandchildren, Jessica and Brian Holman of Garber; Kristyn Yerger and Christian Irving and great granddaughters Ruby and Zoey of Stillwater; sister & brother-in-law, Marie and David Topper of Stillwater. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma and or the McCord Volunteer Fire Department.