Larry D. Servies


Larry Dean Servies, 84 of Waveland, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. He was born on August 9, 1933 in Waveland to the late Lawrence and Agnes (Hayes) Servies.

Larry was a Waveland High School Graduate, graduating in 1951, after which he then graduated from Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1952. He served in the United States Army from 1954-1956. He owned and operated Machledt & Servies Funeral Home, in Waveland and Servies and Morgan Funeral Homes in Ladoga and Roachdale, as well as the furniture store and Servies & Morgan Hardware. Larry served on the Waveland Fire Department since 1950 where he served as the fire chief for thirty-five years.  He was a member of Waveland Covenant United Methodist Church, and Indiana Funeral Directors Association.

He is survived by his best friend Wanda Hopkins, Indianapolis, and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Service will be held 10:00 AM, Monday, June 4, 2018 at Machledt & Servies Funeral Home, 301 East Green Street Waveland, Indiana 47989 with Rev. William Pike officiating. Graveside and burial with Military Rites will follow at Waveland Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Waveland Fire Department, or the Waveland Presbyterian Cemetery.

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12 thoughts on “Larry D. Servies

  • Tammy (King) & Jerry Gates

    You will be missed by so many. Waveland just won’t be the same without our mayor. You have been a part of our family forever Larry. Your mom and dad also. You watched us grow up. Say hi to my dad for me. You shared the same birthday together. Love and miss you.

  • Tom

    Larry Dean’s legacy is that of unwavering kindness, generosity, support, and love of community.
    May he live on in our hearts and continue to be a guiding example of a good soul.

  • Eric Brewer

    A true friend and supporter of the Brewer family for so many years. His name and devotion were constant within our family stories as well as what he meant to the Waveland community. His dry sense of humor mixed with genuine comfort has a permanent place in heaven. Today’s emptiness by our loss of Larry can be filled by the legacy he left behind.
    Eric Brewer – the Brewer family

    • Dianna Keith

      Perfectly said Eric!
      Prayers for the family.
      Dianna (Brewer) Keith, Janet Brewer Megson and Tony Brewer and
      Eleanor Brewer
      Say Hi to Warren Brewer.

  • martha armstrong

    Marty Arm
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    i had a lot of fun with Larry at the restaurant in wave land in, he was all way giving me lot of fun remember ween i ask him if he want his senior discount. he all way had a hate look like a senior he told me he was not a senior he was a good person lord got a new angel .say hello to all Larry

  • Rev. Kathi Elliott

    I will never forget a conversation that we had as we were driving together to a funeral that was about 1 1/2 hours away. I had thought up all kinds of things to talk about on the ride! I asked Larry if he ever talked to the deceased as he prepared their bodies– much like the doctor “Ducky” on NCIS would talk to bodies as he did the autopsy. He said, “Kathi, you need to remember that most of these people have been my friends.” From that point on, I would remember to pray for Larry, too, when I prayed in preparation for a funeral. On a funnier note, he thought he knew a “shortcut” home from that funeral (near Paragon, IN)… we wound up getting all turned around on little narrow country roads and had to keep turning around in people’s driveways. We were in the white hearse– and laughed so hard at what people must have thought when they saw us in their drive!! A common comment from people when viewing the bodies he had prepared: “He/She looks twenty years younger!” I told him one time that if he could make me look twenty years younger, I wanted him to do it now, and not wait until I was dead. He grinned and said, “C’mon… I’ll take you to the back!” Larry was a good and faithful servant– Well done, my friend!

  • Sally Patton Kalua

    Never ready to lose our friends. Larry was a great supporter of Waveland. Will miss his droll sense of humor. Condolences to his family.

  • Karen Zach

    RIP Larry Dean. You were always on the go, constantly doing for others. You deserve this rest. Greatly appreciated your folks being friends to my grandparents and you employing and being friend to my dad.