FJETLAND, Larry Dean 1934-2017
FJETLAND, VAN BUSKIRK, GUNSALLUS
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 10/9/2017 at 00:33:25
Larry Dean Fjetland
April 7, 1934 -- September 13, 2017 (age 83)
Memorial service for Larry Fjetland will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday September 18, 2017 at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, Minnesota, with Rev. Deanna Woodward officiating. Burial will be at Osage Cemetery in Osage, Iowa. Visitation will be held 1-4 P.M. Sunday September 17, 2017 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley and will continue for 1hr prior to the service at the church.
Larry Fjetland, age 83, of Harmony, MN died Wednesday September 13, 2017 at his home surrounded by family.
Larry Dean Fjetland was born April 7, 1934 in Rowen, Iowa, to Dan and Sadie (Van Buskirk) Fjetland. In 1953 Larry enlisted in the United States Army and served until 1956. On January 21, 1956 Larry was united in marriage to Ruby Marie Gunsallus in Osage, Iowa.
Larry farmed with his wife Ruby near Corwith, Iowa until they moved to their farm near LeRoy, Minnesota, in 1974. He enjoyed farming, talking about crops, and fishing. His passion for fishing took him and Ruby to Edgemont, Arkansas where they enjoyed their home overlooking Greers Ferry Lake. They moved back to Harmony, MN in 2016 to be closer to family after receiving diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
Larry loved spending time with his wife and kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The grandkids had a special bond with their “Grumpy” and loved him dearly. The great-grandkids brought him so much joy and loved seeing them.
Larry is survived by his wife Ruby of Harmony, MN; two children, Julie Fjetland of Florida, and Lori (Randy) Back of Fountain, MN; grandchildren: Nicole (Jason) Howard, Dustin (Gena) Thorson, Danielle (Lance) Peters, Tyler Back, Trista (Nick) Bortnem, Makayla Fjetland, Matt (Chloe) Fjetland, and Lucas Fjetland; eight great-grandchildren; and three sisters: Donna Johnson of Manly, IA, Judy Peil of Alexander, IA, and Betty Dungey of Osage, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Delbert and Michael Fjetland, two sisters, Lila and Vivian; and five brothers: Lorin, Donald, Danny, Darold, and Eldon.
SOURCE: Hindt Funeral Home
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