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Larry Joseph Kruljac

March 26, 1945 - October 7, 2019


Larry Joseph Kruljac passed at age 74 with family by his side. Larry was born in Glendale, California to Mary and Joseph Kruljac. Larry, a decorated Vietnam Veteran, had a love for classic cars and aviation, which began at a young age. One of his greatest honors was being awarded Grand Champion at Evergreen Airshow for his 1944 Beech Staggerwing which he and his father restored. 

In 1989 he moved to the Independence Airpark in Oregon and was a talented IA Aircraft Mechanic. Larry and Victoria are part of the Salem Evangelical Church in Salem, Oregon and are active in the WVSR car club.
Larry will be remembered for his lively storytelling, quick wit, and humorous jokes. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. He leaves behind his wife, Victoria, children Jen, Kari, Kelly, Lisa, Greg, and Kasia, 12 grandchildren and many friends. 

Larry’s 75th birthday and life celebration has been postponed until further notice.
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For more information call Virgil T Golden Funeral Services - 503-364-2257.
 

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My beloved Larry, you are and will always be my one and only true love.  The day we married was the beginning of the greatest adventure of my life.  Thank you for the beautiful life we shared and the unforgettable memories I will have until we are together again!  Come Away With Me!  Your devoted wife-Victoria



Larry also leaves behind two sisters, Mary Anne (Kruljac) Landowski of Tigard OR, Kathy (Kruljac) Crosby of Bastrop TX and five nieces, and many cousins.  He will be missed by all.



I knew Larry from Meadowlark airport in Huntington Beach California, 50 years ago, IN 1970 . Aviation has a saying that Aviators FLY WEST.  Will Remember you during Sunsets.