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Larry P. Christy

Posted January 16, 2015 in Des Moines West, Obituaries, West Des Moines
Laurence P. “Larry” Christy, 80, passed away at Taylor House Hospice on January 13, 2015 of complications following Influenza A. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Iles Westover Chapel, followed by a reception at Christopher’s Restaurant in Beaverdale.

Larry Christy

Larry Christy

Larry was born on April 30, 1934 in Carroll, IA, to John Paul and Wilda (Conner) Christy. He graduated from Humboldt High School and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1954. Larry was stationed in both Japan and Hawaii. He spent most of his career as a meat salesman, retiring in 1996. His hobbies included fishing, reading and gardening. Larry loved the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Bears and Dowling Catholic High School football.

Survivors include Larry’s wife of 38 years, Nancy; children, Alison Christy-Rubin (Curtis Rubin) and Sean (Lorraine) Christy; grandson, Sam Christy-Rubin; siblings, Virginia Corson, Robert (Donna) Christy, Mary Ellen Clothier, Dan (Susan McNally) Christy, Jerry (Janice) Christy and Michelle Little. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Pat and Frank and twin sons, Timothy and Terrence.

The family would like to thank the staff of Ramsey Village for the loving care provided over the past several years, as well as the staff at Taylor House.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorial contributions to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa or Hope Ministries.

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel.

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