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NEGAUNEE, MI – Larry D. ‘Wads’ Argall, 66, of Negaunee, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, September 8, 2022, at UP Health System – Marquette, with his loving family by his side.

Larry was born July 3, 1956 in Ishpeming, to Richard and Marilyn (Ronquist) Argall, graduated from Ishpeming Secondary School, Class of 1974 and has resided in the area his entire life. He continued his education at Northern Michigan University, earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1977. He then worked for his brother, Paul Argall, CPA before becoming the longtime owner and operator of Argall Makosky Decaire, PC, where he was an approved public. Accountant, retiring in 2010. Larry married Heidi Thompson on July 8, 1978 and together they raised their two daughters in Negaunee.

Mr. Argall was a member of the Michigan Association of CPA’s, Negaunee Irontown Association, was a life member of the Negaunee Historical Society, CUPSFA, Negaunee Elks Lodge, and served on the Bell Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. In his spare time he enjoyed being outdoors hunting and fishing, reading, traveling to Maui, HI and playing cribbage. Her favorite place was the family camp on Petticoat Lake, where countless memories were made.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 44 years, Heidi (Thompson) Argall of Negaunee; his mother, Marilyn Anderson of Ishpeming; two daughters, Alison Argall of Negaunee and Colleen (Joel Wilks) Argall of Australia; four grandchildren: Courtney Argall, Christopher Miller, Nicholas Miller and Liam Wilks; her brother, Gerald (Shirley) Argall; stepfather, Robert C. Thompson; sisters-in-law, Cathy Argall and Melanie (Randy) Johnson; brothers-in-law, Robert D. (Gail) Thompson and Dan (Claudia) Thompson and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father, Richard Argall; stepfather, Robert Anderson and brother, Paul Argall.

A Christian burial mass will be celebrated at noon, Thursday, September 15, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Negaunee, with the Reverend Larry Van Damme officiating. The family will welcome relatives and friends from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the noon mass at the church on Thursday, as well as at a lunch immediately after services at the Negaunee Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Larry’s memory to a charity of your choice.

Mr. Argall’s memorial page can be viewed at