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Larry Lanus

November 3, 1946 — January 26, 2017

Larry Lanus, 70 of rural Kensington , Minnesota, died Thursday, January 26, 2017, at Sanford Health in Fargo surrounded by his loving family.

Larry Wayne Lanus was born on November 3, 1946, at home in Bradgate, Iowa, the son of Clarence Sr. and Dorothy (Vote) Lanus. He was baptized in the Methodist Church and confirmed in the Kensington Covenant Church. Larry attended school in Iowa and then Minnesota, graduating from the Kensington High School in 1964. He then continued his education, for two years, at the Alexandria Technical School in Diesel Mechanics. After graduation, life's journey took him on another path that led him to meet Judy on her 21st birthday, marrying her two years later also on her birthday, October 9, 1970 in St. Andrews Catholic Church in Fairfax, Minnesota. Not long after they first met, an opportunity arose and Larry began to work in law enforcement.

After their marriage they lived in Fairfax until 1972, when they moved to rural Kensington. He farmed with his parents along with operating his own farm until 1996. He worked at various jobs, including at Douglas Machine, West Con, Morris Ready Mix, CMI Concrete of Albert Lea and Brandon Pro-Ag. He would help anyone who needed it, no one was a stranger. Larry enjoyed hunting and fishing; he especially enjoyed fishing because of the time it gave him with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; daughter, Sheila Lanus of rural Kensington; son, Michael (Malinda) Lanus of rural Kensington; five grandchildren, Kaleb, Mya and Echo Lanus and Colton and Taylor Vogel; two sisters, Donna (Dennis) Dodds of Starbuck and Joyce Lanus of rural Kensington; two brothers, Clarence Jr. (Doris) Lanus of Hancock and Marvin (Lynn) Lanus of Fergus Falls; and by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Sr. and Dorothy Lanus.

Visitation: Friday, February 3, 2017, with coffee and cookies served, from 12 noon until 2 PM, with a Prayer Service at 2 PM, at the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Hoffman.

Interment: Pike Lake Cemetery of rural Kensington.

Funeral Home: Erickson-Smith of Hoffman

Condolences: EricksonSmithFH.com

Previous Events

Visitation
Friday, February 3, 2017
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Erickson-Smith Funeral Home - Hoffman

103 7th Street N
Hoffman, MN 56339

Service
Friday, February 3, 2017
2:00 PM
Erickson-Smith Funeral Home - Hoffman

103 7th Street N
Hoffman, MN 56339

Coffee and cookies will be served during visitation. Prayer service at 2:00p.m.

cemetery
Friday, February 3, 2017
Pike Lake Cemetery

Kensington, MN

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