Published 12:43 pm Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Larry Stanley Lenz was born June 2, 1942 in Albert Lea, MN, the son of Stanley and Idoris (Hanson) Lenz. He grew up on a farm near Conger, MN. He attended and graduated from Emmons High School in 1960. He went on to study at Iowa State University.
Larry was united in marriage to Delores “Dee” Rasmusson on November 17, 1962. They made their home in Freeborn, MN. He worked for Case as a blockman. He was drafted into the United State Army in 1966 and served in Korea and was honorably discharged in 1968. When he returned home, Larry continued to work for Case in Freeborn until being transferred to Case in Algona where he was the store manager for 18 years. He then spent the next 29 years as an insurance agent with Klein Insurance, retiring in 2015.
Larry enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, golfing in the 50 and over league, whom he referred to as the wobblers, trapshooting, and coaching high school trapshooting. He also enjoyed entertaining, playing cards (especially poker), cooking (his food was enjoyed by many), traveling, and wintering in South Padre, Texas and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Even though Larry moved off the farm he was still a farmer at heart. He enjoyed helping local farmers in the fall. He was a member of the Izaak Walton League and the First Presbyterian Church.
Larry passed away Monday, August 15, 2022, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. He was 80 years old.
He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Dee, of Algona; brother, Lonny (Laurie) Lenz; brothers and sister-in-law, Dean (Jessie) Rasmusson, Dorothy (Larry) Hegel, Duane (Joni) Rasmusson; 9 nieces and nephews, Amy (Mike) Petersen, Jennifer (Matt) Johnson, Andrea (Tim) Harves, John Hegel, Jacky Smith, Jeffrey (Brittney) Rasmusson, Jason Lenz, Derek (Katie) Lenz, and Lanae Lenz; many great-nieces and nephews; and the family across the street who were very dear friends.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Ardell and Ruth Rasmusson; and his grandparents.
Memorial service for Larry will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 18, at First Presbyterian Church in Algona. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church and will continue one hour prior the service at the church on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the East Fork Izaak Walton High School Trapshooting League.