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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
Larry Smith

Larry Allen Smith

Friday, March 17th, 1944 - Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Larry Allen Smith, 74, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at his home. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars with military honors conducted immediately following. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation on Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the funeral service.

Larry Allen Smith was born on March 17, 1944 in Rural Onawa, IA to Edna (Kirk) & Raymond ‘Curley’ Smith. On November 7, 1969 he married the love of his life Donna Mae Brownlee in Odebolt Iowa. They had met at the Orchid Club where they loved to dance to Elvis. Larry was a decorated Vietnam Veteran, former Policeman and spent over 30 years of his life working for Schuster Trucking of LeMars Iowa (We affectionately remember Orville and Norma Schuster & Lucky) Larry foremost was a family man and he is lovingly remembered by; a brother Bob Smith of Colorado, a sister Sue Smith of Omaha Nebraska, a daughter Sheryl (Jepson) Reiling and her husband Will of Ida Grove, IA; a daughter Kim Miller of Le Mars; a son Allen Smith of Le Mars; a daughter Kelly M. Smith and Fiancé Damien Kildea of Kildare, Ireland; grandchildren Sarah Benna-Doyle and Husband David of Sydney Australia, Caleb Benna, Samuel Reiling, Mesidhe Sauter and Husband Joshua of Cherokee Iowa , Clarissa Philips of Omaha Nebraska, Kristian Lowery, Joshua Lowery, Andreia Smith, Rejeana Smith, Shea Robert Conroy of Kildare, Ireland, Meghan Lara Conroy of Kildare, Ireland and Benjamin Griffin Conroy of Kildare, Ireland; great-grandchildren Dusty and Alyssa Schultzen, Ellie, Paxtynn, Chayce, Anniston Nielson of Omaha Nebraska and Morgan Schnoes; brother-in-law; Jim Brownlee of Sioux City, IA; sister-in-law Janice Schaffer and her husband Lyle of Galva, IA; sister-in-law Dolores Williams of Ida Grove, IA; sister-in-law Dorothy Porter and her husband Richard of Lake View, IA. And many nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his Grandmother Daisy Kirk, his parents Raymond and Edna; his wife Donna, brothers Dennis Smith, Terry Smith, David Smith and Dean Smith; bother-in-law Jerry Brownlee and his wife Sandy of Ida Grove, Good Friend Larry ‘Big Foot’ Molthan of Merrill Iowa.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam (On the right hand of God was his soul)
Dia Bless agus coinnigh tú Athair (God Bless and keep you Father)
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    Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 10:30am
    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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Kelly Smith

Posted at 04:14pm
Thank you to everyone for the condolence. We the family are overwhelmed with kindness a and sincere words of supportive love. Our Dad was a great man and we will miss him so much xxx

Patrisia Magallon

Posted at 10:49am
We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. With deep sympathy, we share your sorrow, after the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. May God give you the strength to endure the pain you are going through and may he embrace you and comfort your family during this difficult time."Jesus said to her: 'I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.'"-John 11:25

Amber Micka

Posted at 08:39am
My condolences to the family for your loss of Mr. Smith. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15

loren pageler

Posted at 03:49pm
sorry to hear about your loss

Arlene Wiener

Posted at 12:39am
To Larry's Family, My prayers go out to all of you at the loss of your father. I worked with Larry at Schuster's for many years. He was a great guy to know. Arlene Wiener

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