Larry Obert Aanenson

Born: Sun., Oct. 18, 1942
Died: Mon., May 19, 2008

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In loving Memory of

Larry Obert Aanenson

Larry Aanenson was born on October 18, 1942 in Luverne, Minnesota to Obert and Bernadine (Dena) Hisken Aanenson. He grew up in the Leota and Edgerton area and graduated from Luverne High School in 1960. On June 19, 1960 Larry enlisted in the United States Army. Following his honorable discharge on June 18, 1963 he returned to Luverne and worked at the creamery driving truck. On April 17, 1964 he and Nola Clark were married at the First Congregational Church in Sioux Falls, SD. Following their marriage they made their home in Luverne and Larry continued working at the creamery and later established his own route. In 1972 they moved to Slayton where Larry drove truck, worked for area farmers and drove school bus. Larry's uncle, Russell Aanenson got him interested in Locksmith. In 1987 Larry started his own locksmith business while continuing to drive school bus and also driving the Murray County Heartland Express. Larry retired in 2006. Larry passed away on May 19, 2008 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 65. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Slayton and served as trustee, usher, and church locksmith. He also was a member of the Slayton American Legion Post. Larry enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, and hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Nola Aanenson of Slayton, MN, three children, Wendy Aanenson of Fairchild, WI, Kristi Aanenson of Sioux Falls, SD, Kevin Aanenson of Coon Rapids, MN, 6 grandchildren, Kyle and Kaylee Catlin, Cassandra Aanenson, and Zachary, Tyler and Ashley Aanenson, two brothers and their spouses, Donnie and Loretta Aanenson, of Minneapolis, MN, David and Sandra Aanenson, Sioux City, IA, and one sister, Judy Hanson and her husband, Cleon of Garden City, KS. He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents.

Funeral Services

First Presbyterian Church in Slayton, MN on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 10:30 AM with Rev. David Poppen officiating. The organist is Alice Magnus. The pallbearers are Keith Aanenson, Dennis Aanenson, Lee Aanenson, Steve Bennett, Lyle Bly, David Doman, and Pete Olivier. The honorary pallbearers are Bill and Kathy Ellefson, Roy and Linda Moeller, and Eddie and Lila Vermeer. Interment at Slayton Memorial Gardens, Slayton, MN. Military honors accorded by the Slayton VFW Post and the Slayton American Legion Post.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at the Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton from 4-7 PM and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials.

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Denise (Buschena) Gehrke
   Posted Wed May 21, 2008
I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing and how quickly everything happened. Know he is in a much better place and we can all only hope we reach it eventually! Him and my dad can hang out and wait for us! :)
I know what you are going through, the loss of a loved one is painful, but know that God is there for you all and giving you strength!
I can not make it down for the funeral, but, Wendy I would love for you to get in contact with me via email! I miss you dear friend and would love to keep in touch!
Remember God never gives us more than we can handle, Keep your faith and you will make it through these days!
Love and Hugs to you all!

Gina Esmay
   Posted Wed May 21, 2008
Nola and family.
Sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Gina E EMT Murray County Ambulance

Linda Tobias
   Posted Wed May 21, 2008
Nola and Family: You have my deepest sympathy in the Loss of Larry....I really enjoyed getting to know him while he was my Heartland Bus Trainer......I will forever remember his joke with the ankle bitters..and curtain climbers.He was a great guy to work with. Know that I am keeping you in my prayers.

Wendy Forsberg
   Posted Thu May 22, 2008
Nola & Family~ you all have our deepest sympathy.

Larry has always been such a kind man. He touched the lives of many people. When my girls were younger and going to preschool~Larry was driving the Heartland bus (their "school bus") and they would get so excited when they seen him~ "their bus driver" :)

He was always there for Neil & I too, so many times when we locked our keys in our vehicle (sometimes the vehicle was running) Larry was always right there! He will be greatly missed!

Neil, Wendy, Stephanie & Aranda Forsberg

Kristie (Leenderts) Jessen
   Posted Thu May 22, 2008
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. I have very fond memeories of the time we spent together as "anchor group" families.
Take care and God be with each of you during this difficult time.

Vincent Buse
   Posted Fri May 23, 2008
I wish to extend my condolences to you and your family with the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mona (Guild) Zahniser
   Posted Fri May 23, 2008
Nola and family, I was so sorry to hear of Larry's passing, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

barbara snyder carlson
   Posted Sat May 24, 2008
Dear Nola, My thoughts and prayers are with you in the time of your recent loss. God bless and keep you. From, Barb Carlson

Carol Oltmans
   Posted Thu May 29, 2008
Dear Nola and Family - we were so sorry to read about Larry's passing in the paper. Our thoughts are prayers are with all of you.

Virgil & Carol Oltmans

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