Larry "Louie" Sellner, 68, of Sleepy Eye, died on Sept. 17, 2018

Larry "Louie" Sellner, 68, of Sleepy Eye, died on September 17, 2018, at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4 to 8 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye and will continue on Monday from 9:30 until 10:30 am at the Sleepy Eye Event Center. Service will be held at Sleepy Eye Event Center, on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 10:30 am.  Interment will be at Home Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Larry "Louie" Sellner was the youngest of 15 children. He was born on October 25, 1949 in Sleepy Eye, MN, the son of Edward & Mathilda "Tillie" Seidl. He graduated from St. Mary's High School and started hauling milk with his older brother, Eddie. Louie married Sandra Huiras on August 7, 1971 in Sleepy Eye. He hauled can and bulk milk seven days a week to Essig and AMPI in New Ulm for 37 years. He sold his bulk route and worked at Coleman Powermate in order to enjoy weekends off camping at Long Lake with his family where he enjoyed going out on the pontoon. Louie played baseball with the Leavenworth Orioles and softball with Whitey's All Stars for many years and truly enjoyed the friendships formed there. He bowled in the Farmer's League and the Thursday night Classic League. He enjoyed hunting and fishing trips with his buddies and later on with his son, Lance and his "other sons" (Lance's friends). Louie loved taking Zoey to the shop and having coffee there with neighbors and family members. He liked playing the lottery; he couldn't wait to hit the jackpot. He made every effort to attend all his grandkids sports, giving his advice because he knew everything. Louie enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins, North Stars and Vikings. Upon his retirement he kept busy by helping the neighbors with lawn mowing and snow removal with his riding lawn mower. His time at the Care Center was passed with daily company. How grateful he was for that.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy; children: Stephanie (Cory) Eckstein, Andrea (Jeff) Butenhoff, Lance (fiancée Liz Vogel) Sellner; grandchildren, Mikyla and Randy Weilage, Colin and Kaleb Butenhoff and Madison Tauer; beloved dog, Zoey; sisters: Patricia Seifert, Phyllis Westman, Melania Meyer, Joyce (Gary) Berg, Beatrice (Tom) Koop; sister-in-law, Helen Sellner; brother, Florian "Doyle" (Patty) Sellner; numerous nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law, Jim Stimpert, Dave Caroll and Marlin (Paula) Huiras & mother-in-law, Joleen Huiras. He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law, Eugene Huiras, sisters & brothers-in-law, Mildred (Lyle) Baker, Leona (Vernon) Platz, Rita (Christ) Seifert, Mary Ann (Marlin) Rodewald, Rosella Stimpert, sister-in-law, Sheryl Caroll, brothers and sisters-in-laws, Eddie C. (Bernice) Sellner, Raymond (Delores) Sellner, Paul Sellner, brothers-in-law, Ray Seifert, Delbert Westman, Delmar Meyer, Jerome Treml. He is also preceded in death by two of his best friends, Dan Conrad and Kim Mertz.

To his daughters, "What are we? Sugar pies and sweethearts" To his son, "What are we? Pals and buddies."