Lawrence (Larry) H. Boller, 84, of Belmond, IA, formerly a long time farmer in rural Goodell, IA, died, Thursday, June 27, 2019, under the care of Gateway Hospice at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond following a battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 10 AM, at the Goodell United Methodist Church, Goodell, IA. Pastor Deb Devine will be officiating. Burial will be in the Amsterdam Cemetery east of Goodell.
Visitation will be on Monday, July 1st at the Andrews Funeral Home, 516 1st St. S.E., Belmond and continues one hour prior to the services at church Tuesday.
The family suggests memorials to the Goodell united Methodist Church or the donor’s choice.
Larry Harvey Boller the son of Harvey and Edith (Forristall) Boller, was born February 10, 1935 in Goodell, IA. He grew up and attended schools in the Goodell area where he graduated from Goodell high School. In is earlier years he loved to play baseball.
Larry was united in marriage to Evelyn at Goodell United Methodist Church, on October 10, 1953, the couple’s union was blessed with a son Lonny. Larry had worked for a number of years at Nabisco Company in Mason City, IA. He then started farming and contniued to work the earth and provide for his family as a farmer until his retirement.
He and Evelyn enjoyed spending 27 years wintering in Texas. He looked forward to an occasional fishing excursion with his family and an outing to go dancing. He loved country music and relished the role of being a grandpa. He and Evelyn would often go antiquing and visiting their Lonny and Kathy at their home on Clear Lake. Larry very much enjoyed time on the golf course and was very proud of the Hole in One is achieved at Slippery Elm Golf Course in Klemme. Larry looked forward to daily outings to coffee with the buddies or joining them for morning breakfasts and conversation. For the last couple years following Evelyn’s passing Larry had resided at the Belmond Retirement Community in the Condos on Country Club Drive where he enjoyed the bonds of friendships both old and new ones.
He will be remembered fondly by his family as a loving and care giving husband, devoted father, and proud grandpa. His warm and friendly personality and nearly constant smile on his face will leave wonderful memories in the hearts and minds of all who had the privilege of knowing him.
His memory will burn brightly in the hearts and minds of his on (Lonny) Kathy Boller, Ventura, IA; grandson Cody (Katherine) Boller and their children Ryden and Riley, Denver, CO;Joshua (Melinda) Boller and children Jacob and Madilyn all of Clear Lake, IA; sisters Harriet Rust, Mason City, IA and Beth Lackore, San Luis Obispo, CA. Also surving are many extended family and friends.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, wife Evelyn in May 14,2017, grandson Jacob Boller, brothers: Darwin, Howard and Jerry Boller; and sisters: Eulalia Christie, Koky Lackore, and Helen Latch.
Andrews Funeral Home, Belmond, IA. www.andrewsfuneralhomeandfloral.com 641-444-4474