Larry Wyrum, 1947-2017

Published 8:53 am Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Funeral services for Larry D. Wyrum, 69, of Anoka will be at 11 a. m. Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home in Albert Lea. The Rev. Charles Espe will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will be at Alden Cemetery will follow the services. Online condolences are welcome at

Larry passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.

Larry Wyrum

Larry Wyrum

Larry Duane Wyrum was born on Sept. 18, 1947, in Albert Lea to Russell and Lillian (Riskedahl) Wyrum.

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Larry grew up on the family farm near Hartland. He started his education at the little Buckeye Country School in Alden, later transferring to New Richland High School, which he graduated from in 1965. From 1966 to 1968 he served in the Army including active duty in Vietnam. Upon returning, he married Diane Jacobson and they welcomed their only child, Rochelle. After his time in the service, he began working for FMC Corp. building weapons systems for naval ships. Over his career he became an inspector for FMC that became United Defense and then BAE Systems. As an inspector he travelled across the country inspecting systems on naval ships and had a ball cap from every ship. In his career he was a member of the UAW for almost 44 years and worked a total of 48 years up until his last days.

Larry appreciated the outdoors and wildlife wherever he saw it. When he wasn’t busy working he enjoyed spending time with his family. His three grandchildren were the apple of his eye and he never missed a game, a dance performance or any musical concerts. May the Lord bless him and all the lives that he touched, for those who knew him will miss him forever.

Larry is survived his daughter, Rochelle (Dan) Hilson; and grandchildren Annabelle, Sean and Nolan; ex-wife and long-time friend, Diane; and siblings Lowell, Dennis (Lorrie), Dianne (Dick) Donovan, Paul (Judy), and Julie Phillips.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents Russell and Lillian; sister-in-law, Joyce Wyrum; and brother-in-law, Neil Phillips.

Memorials may be directed to the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota.