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To "Aunt" Phyllis and my cousins, my sincerest condolences for the passing of "Uncle" Larry. Every time I go through family photos it always brings me great joy to see how much we enjoy life and enjoy family. I know Larry was all about a good time. I was so happy when Phyllis and Larry were able to come east for my wedding. It meant a lot to me since my father (Conrad) had passed, having Larry there felt like my father was there. Larry again came back east to celebrate my mom's (Marilyn) 70th surprise birthday party. He was the bait to get her there. What fun we had, what memories were made. I always remember when mom and Larry called each other to talk about whether or not they were going to their high school reunion. I'm glad he kept in touch. I will miss him dearly.

Karen Rathgeb Hoeg

Condolences to the Family Rathgeb on the passing of Larry. Following is what I posted on my FB page with the Detroit Free Press article: Larry Rathgeb passed away the end of March from COVID-19. He was an integral part of Chysler Racing in the 60s and 70s. He did it all from Aerodynamics to Ride & Handling to Engines to Drivetrain and everything in between (Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Production Control, Quality, Logistics...). "It's not my job" and "What's in it for me" were anathema to him. He had an infectious smile and GREAT laugh. I learned a lot from him. He let Physics do his talking and did not suffer fools lightly. The first 200mph+ NASCAR Lap was accomplished under his stewardship. He accomplished much, With the help of many, At the expense of none. Rest in peace Larry.

Greg Bozanich

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