Date of Death: July 31, 2018

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Hohner Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4th, 2018 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Antony Rajesh as celebrant.

Private interment will take place at Poe Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Lawrence Sarhatt, age 86, of Three Rivers (Corey Lake), passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Kalamazoo. Larry was born on May 10, 1932 in Flint, MI., the son of Mr. Ewas and Elishya Sarhatt. Larry graduated from St. Michael’s Catholic High School in 1950. Larry served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953 until his honorable discharge in 1961. In 1957 he received his bachelor degree from W.M.U. In 1960 Larry received his Jurist Doctorate from Wayne State University and then graduated from the F.B.I. Academy in 1961.

From 1961 until 1982 Larry served as a Special Agent and Special Agent in Charge for the F.B.I. until his retirement. In 1982 Larry worked as a self-employed private investigator and also was a Deputy Sheriff for St. Joseph County until 2002.

Larry was past President and member of the Board of Directors of Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, past Secretary and member of the B.O.D. for the Three Rivers Area Hospital. He was also past President and current member of the B.O.D. of Camp Wakeshma and Three Rivers Cotillion Club. Larry was a member of the Parish Council and 4th Degree Sir Knight of Immaculate Conception and the Knights of Columbus, Three Rivers. Larry was a past member of the B.O.D. for the Golf Coast Carvers Guild, Sarasota, FL., and volunteer wood carver at the Ringling Circus Museum, Sarasota, FL.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, two brothers, son-in-law, Todd Hansen; three sisters-in-law, and one brother-in-law.

Larry leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Elizabeth (Betty Haradine) Sarhatt; one daughter, Teresa Hansen and her son Jack Hansen; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael (Cherie) Sarhatt, and their children, Ashley (Kyle) Gervais, Kyle Greening, and Andrea Sarhatt.

Additional Information

Memorial donations may be directed to the Knights of Columbus or the Immaculate Conception Church. Envelopes available at the funeral home.

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12 Comments

  1. Just learned of Larry’s passing. Bill Vericker spoke often of two wonderful friends he loved, Betty and Larry. I concur and am indebted to Larry for the guidance provided by this generous Catholic gentleman. All are in my prayers and thoughts. Another of the greatest generation, a role model, who will always be remembered.

  2. Sympathy and prayers to family and friends. Darlene and I remember Larry as a kind and generous man, and a good friend.

  3. Our family sends our deepest sympathy to the Sarhatt family. Mr. Sarhatt was a treasure and he possessed knowledge and insight beyond explanation. Mike and Cherie we love you and your family and each of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Sending prayers and condolences to all of you. We are honored to have known Larry and enjoyed his stories and sense of humor. Loved his BBQ sauce too! Wishing you peace as you celebrate his life. Love, Vicky, Paul, Sarah, Stephanie and Pauly

  5. John and I wish to send our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the death of your loving husband,. He will be remembered for being a wonderful father, grandfather, brother in law and uncle.. Our wishes are with you at this time.

  6. Our sincere condolences to Betty and family. We were fortunate to spend time with our Florida neighbors and have great memories of our visits with them. Larry will be missed!

  7. I will miss sitting and visiting my friend and neighbor. What a treasure and honor it was for me that I was to be able spend time with him.

  8. Condolences to Betty and family. Knew Larry for a couple of decades, and he was a friend of my late husband. Always pleasant and a gentleman. R.I.P.

  9. Dearest Betty and Family,

    Sincerest condolences to the entire family. We will miss Larry and his great character, Know that he lived and loved you all to the moon and back. Hugs Larry and K8 Nekuza

  10. Such a very special man – that we have had the pleasure to know at TE, sending love, prayers and hugs to Betty and his dear family. His life stories were so fun to hear, we will miss him dearly- with condolences, hugs Rick and Sandy Spence

  11. My prayers are sent to Betty and her family. I was shocked to read that Larry passed away. Larry was very helpful to me when I was the Administrator of Immaculate Conception School and when I worked at the former Johnson Corporation when I was co-chair of the Waterfest. Larry was a man of his word and made a great impact in my life. I will never forget him. Judy (Gilchrist) Mohney.

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