Obituary for Lawrence "Larry" Irving
Lawrence "Larry" Irving passed away under the wonderful care of FL Hospital Memorial Hospice and with his family surrounding him on 10-4-2017.
He was born on Feb. 24, 1938 in Hallock, MN to Purdy and Eileen Irving. He and his three younger brothers spent their childhood exploring, having adventures and playing together on the family farm located near Humboldt, MN.
Larry graduated from Hallock High School in 1956 and enlisted in the US Army, where he was an M.P. at Leavenworth, KS.
He married his best friend and soulmate, Diane Chale on August 21, 1965. He worked as a farmer, a heavy equipment operator and a truck driver while he and Diane started their family. Their son, Michael, "Mike", was born in 1967; and their daughter, Stacy followed in 1970.
Larry and Diane's life adventures allowed them to make their home in Hallock, St. Vincent, Pembina and Williston before making their home in West Fargo for over two decades. Larry's main occupation throughout most of his life was that of a professional truck driver. Larry and Diane retired to Ormond Beach, FL in 2009 and Larry recently moved to Holly Hill, FL earlier this year.
Larry enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandkids, when they were little. He shared his loves of hunting and fishing with his wife and kids. He enjoyed cheering on the MN Vikings and the NDSU Bison. Larry was all about "cracking a cold one", telling stories and making everyone laugh.
Larry is survived by his son, Mike (Sheila) Irving, Fargo, ND, his daughter, Stacy (Dan) McDonald, Holly Hill, FL, his grandchildren, Misty (Bill) Peterson, Steven McDonald and Tiffany Irving and his brothers, Doug (Betty) Irving, St. Vincent, MN, Jim (Sandi) Irving, Sun City West, AZ and Ed (Merryl) Irving, Grand Forks, ND and his best friend, Murphy the wonder dog.
Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Diane, his parents and his granddaughter, Charissa.
A memorial service will be held at a later date when Larry and Diane make their final road trip back to the Red River Valley to be laid to rest. The service information will be communicated as planning occurs.
Final arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond. You can view Larry's information and see pictures at www.lohmanfuneralhome.com