(Beaver Dam) A procession of trucks will make its way through Dodge County on Saturday to posthumously honor a Beaver Dam man for his strong work ethic and generosity. Larry “Yogi Bear” Sekel passed away last Friday and was laid to rest on Thursday. Sekel worked for Caine Transfer in Lowell for 40 years, right up until the end, logging over three-million miles as an over-the-road truck driver. The parade will feature 25-to-30 Mack trucks from Caine Transfer along with other rigs from colleagues and friends from the Badger State Truck Show. As many as 60 trucks are expected.
His son, Mark Sekel, tells us that his dad was known to be selfless in that he was always concerned about other people and not himself. Sekel, who lived around the corner from the radio station, would frequently honk his horn at our own Uncle Bill who would always wave back enthusiastically.
The truck parade starts at Caine Transfer in Lowell Saturday around 10am and travel County G north to Highway 151 then north to County B before driving past Richelieu Foods on Industrial Drive. The parade will then head south down Spring Street, to pass Larry’s house, and then east on Highway 33 past Oakwood Cemetery.
As the trucks pass the cemetery, the family asked the truckers to blow their horns three times as The Intimidator, Dale Earnhardt number three (#3) was his favorite driver.
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