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Larry L. Robertson

July 24, 1935 — November 7, 2017

Larry Lee Robertson passed away peacefully at his home in Lake View, Iowa, surrounded by family on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at the age of eighty-two. Larry was born July 24, 1935, to Paul Daniel and Faith Delight Robertson in Crawford County, Iowa. First, he was raised by Faith and then at a young age, his dad married Mildred “Mickey” Loomer. He attended school in Manilla, participated in track and football and graduated in 1953. In 1954, he met Shirley Ann Sextro and they were united in marriage on November 17, 1956. They lived in Manilla and raised their family there.
In Larry’s youth, he was trained as a painter by his Uncle Pat. He was proud to have visited all of the lower 48 states while using his dad’s railroad pass. His working career included owning a painting business, managing both a lumber yard, and a hatchery. He ended his career as a maintenance man and foreman for Farmland Foods in Denison and retired in 1997.
Larry was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, canoeing, gardening and canning. He also enjoyed boating and pulling grandkids tubing at Black Hawk Lake. He loved to tinker in his shop and built gifts each Christmas for his children and grandchildren. His ability to fix things was nearly limitless. Friends always knew the coffee (or Old Mil) was ready when he was at the shop and he was known as “Mr. Fix It”. Larry had a heart of gold and sacrificed unselfishly in his quiet and humble way. There isn’t anyone in need that he wouldn’t go out of his way to help.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Myrna (Bob); brother-in-law, George; and foster granddaughter, Gabby. Larry is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley; his children, Alan; David (Julie); Laurie (Richard); Lorina (Jeffrey); Paul (Kathleen); and Lynette (Chris); his grandchildren, McKaylee, McKenzie, Brian, Matthew, Sarah, Lauren, Austin, Jordan, Christian, Gregory, Carly, Jacob, Zachary, Benjamin, Luke, Taylor, Tyler, Trevor and Treyton; five great-grandchildren with two more on the way; Tiffany, who helped care for him up to his death; his siblings, Donald (Marcia); Barbara; and Daniel (Kathy); numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made payable to Stewart Memorial Home Health and Hospice and the St. Joseph Church Youth Program.

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Visitation

Friday, November 10, 2017

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

102 W 5th St, Lake View, IA 51450

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

102 W 5th St, Lake View, IA 51450

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St. Joseph's Catholic Church

102 W 5th St, Lake View, IA 51450

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