Larry I. Vliet

Hale, Michigan
September 21, 1943 - November 20, 2017


11:00 AM to 2:00 PM , Friday, November 24, 2017 at the Buresh Funeral Home in Hale

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home


2:00 PM, Friday, November 24, 2017

Obituary Notice

Larry I. Vliet, age 74, of Hale, passed away suddenly on Monday November 20, 2017.  He was born on September 21, 1943 in Flint, MI to the late George and Alice (Hindenline) Vliet.  Larry loved to hunt and fish, restoring old cars, going to the casino, antique car shows, car clubs, playing guitar, and listening to music.

Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Barbara J. (Tvardos) Vliet; his children, Larry Vliet of Hale, Laura Philips of Whittemore, and Gary Vliet of Florida; his sisters, Janet (Jamie) Popejoy of Hale, Evelyn Bellows of Hale, and Genevieve Simpson of Tawas City; 4 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his sisters Dorothy Emmons, and Carol Norris, his brothers, James Vliet, and George Vliet.

Services for Larry will be held on Friday November 24, 2017 at 2 pm at the Hale Chapel of Buresh Funeral Homes with a visitation three hours prior from 11-2. Larry will be interred in the Esmond Evergreen Cemetery in Hale.  Condolences may be left online for the family at


Memorials may be made to the family.


Esmond-Evergreen Cemetery


We are so very sorry..... You are in our thoughts and prayers! Steve and Judy Bellows
— Steve and Judy Bellows
To say that I will miss Larry is an understatement. He was a true friend!
I enjoyed the times that he stopped in for just a minute to say hi, and grateful when his minute turned into an hour or so.
He taught me a lot! He loved to restore old cars and he shared his knowledge with me.
He was very generous. I needed to borrow his trailor which he had not renewed the tag on. And Larry, being who he is, went down to the tag office and paid for a new tag at his expense! Just so I could borrow his trailor.He would not allow me to pay for it.
I enjoyed restoring cars with Larry!
Mom and Dad really enjoyed his company, as well as the vegetable stand adventure that the three of them once operated.
I can only imagine how much he will be missed by his family.
The entire Roberts family of Narcoossee Florida will miss him!
Rest in Peace Larry.
— James Roberts
Prayers for the Vliet family at this difficult time. Larry will be missed dearly!
— Ken
Dear Barb & Family ~ I'm very sorry to hear about your Husband Larry - I just heard about it last night (Wed.) . . . please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With Heartfelt Sympathy on the loss of your dear Husband.
— Barb Stayer

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