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Lawrence 'Larry' L. Oneslager, 80

| September 16, 2021 8:45 AM

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Lawrence “Larry” L. Oneslager, 80, of Osburn, Idaho, passed away Sept. 14, 2021, at the Mountain Valley Of Cascadia in Kellogg. He was born Sept. 25, 1940, in Coffeyville, Kan. Larry was the son of Robert and Juanita (Marang) Oneslager.

Larry moved with his family to Pinehurst, Idaho, from Kansas, when he was 7 years old. He attended schools in the Silver Valley and attended welding school at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene. Larry served in the U.S. Marines.

Larry was united in marriage to Laurella “Rella” Dunsmore on Nov. 6, 1959, in Osburn, Idaho.

Larry served in maintenance and as a mechanic for the Bunker Hill Mining Company for many years, until its closure. He then worked for both the Wallace and Kellogg School Districts in maintenance until his retirement.

Larry was a member of the Idaho Hunter Safety for 35 years and had taught safety classes, a member of Shoshone County Search & Rescue, Citizens On Patrol, served as a volunteer fireman for Shoshone Fire District No. 1, a member of the Bunker Hill 20-year Club, the Osburn Gun Club and was a member and instrumental in the development of the Shoshone County Shooting Range. Larry had also coached the VFW team in T Ball and had coached the Hecla Little League team, which celebrated two undefeated seasons.

Larry loved and enjoyed his family and the great outdoors — hunting, fishing, skeet shooting, camping, hiking, snowmobiling and motorcycle riding.

Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Laurella “Rella” Oneslager of the family home in Osburn; one daughter, Lori Ann (Dennis) Conner of Osburn; one son, Edd (Dlorah) Oneslager, also of Osburn; one granddaughter, Heather (Brooks) Carver of Post Falls, Idaho; and three great-grandchildren, Cailyn, Connor and Cameron. Larry was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at the Osburn VFW Hall in Osburn; this will be potluck and everyone is welcome.

The Valley has truly lost a great man!

The family suggests memorials may be made to Shoshone County Search & Rescue, c/o Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office, 717 Bank St., Wallace, ID 83873.

Shoshone Funeral Services & Crematory, Kellogg, Idaho, is entrusted with services. You may share your memories of Larry with his family and sign his guest book at