Larry Lee Stinehart, the ninth child of Gladys (Morgan) and Roland Stinehart was born in Montgomery, Iowa , on August 14, 1939. He passed away at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake, on October 4, 2012, at the age of 73 years and one month.
Larry received his early education in the Montgomery Public School and most of his employment years was spent in the construction business being a pipe layer in Iowa and later in Arizona, as a supervisor .
Larry was a confirmed member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Estherville, Iowa, which he attended with his wife and children.
He enjoyed watching Nascar Races with his favorite driver being Jeff Gordon. He also enjoyed watching the Pittsburg Steelers football team. In later years, he enjoyed horse racing, sharing this love of horse racing with his brother.
Larry took early retirement due to a disability and in 1995, he returned to live in Iowa from Arizona. He continued to live in Spirit Lake, until the time of his death.
Larry is survived by his daughters, Kim Ellis (Bill) of Wallingford, Iowa, and Bobbie Jo Wood of Arkansas; and sons, Randy Stinehart of Pennsylvania; Lonnie Behrends, Spirit Lake; Rondy Behrends, North Carolina and Todd Behrends, Washington; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia(Walt) Schaffner, California and Gloria Riedemann, Hartley; three brothers, Bill of Jacksonville, Everett (Peggy) of Wisconsin and Vern (Bev) Stinehart of Spencer, Iowa; and special friend, Lavone Summers, Estherville, Iowa.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Iza; and two brothers, James and Arthur.
There will be no formal services held for Larry.
The Schuchert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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I lived in Montgomery with Larry. We spent many happy times together. He was my best friend while I lived in Iowa. We kind of drifted apart after I moved away. I will always remember the good times we all had as kids... more
We love you very much and we will see you again one day. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been there for you through out the past years. were sorry we didnt get to spend more time with you. RIP dad, grandpa & great... more
Condolenses go out to the family and especially Lavone. They have been together for a very long time and it's got to be very hard for her and her family. God Bless!
I went to school with Larry in Montgomery also remember time spent swimming with the Montgomery bunch at Triboji Beach
Sending my sympathy to all of the family. I went to Montgomery school with Isa and the others. Also skated at the Dreamland, so I do remember all of you. I live in Florida now, but drive through Montgomery four years ... more
I won't get to talk to you but here is a little something that's quite interesting to me about Larry. I forgot he was born on my Mom's birthday but now he has passed on my grandson Alex's birthday and your mom gave me ... more