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Lawrence E. “Larry” Myers, 94, State Center

Lawrence E. “Larry” Myers, 94 of State Center, IA passed away Friday evening, May 29, 2020 at his home, surround by his loving family. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. The family is requesting that those attending the visitation wear a mask and practice social distancing. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Creston, IA In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church in State Center. Online condolences may be sent to

Larry was born on January 18th, 1926 to John and Bertha (Eberle) Myers in Marysville, MO. He joined the Navy in 1943 and spent just under 3 years on the USS De Grasse and running troop transports during World War II. After the war, he returned to SW Iowa and was united in marriage to Regina McCann on January 2, 1950. In there 55 years together, they had 7 children. Larry, along with being in the war, worked for years as a carpet layer, drapery specialist and an interior consultant, along with being a wonderful father & tremendous role model. Later in life, Larry was a supporter of West Marshall sports, spent years volunteering for St. Josephs Church in State Center, Meals on Wheels as well as may other organizations. Larry followed his children & grand children’s sporting events, enjoyed traveling and of course the Iowa Hawkeyes and St. Louis Cardinals. Larry was always very handy and if anyone needed assistance with anything, he was always willing to step in to help. He took pride in his woodworking ability and later, his painting.

Larry was proceeded in death by his wife, Regina, son, Ronald, and son in law, David Barker. Larry is survived by his children; Alan (Christine) Myers of Friday Harbor, WA, Ed (Jeneanne) Myers of Bellingham, WA, John (Debbie) Myers of Carlton, WA, Karen Barker of Lummi Island, WA, Mary (Richard)Park of State Center, IA, Mark (Jolene) Myers of Waukee, IA, precious grandchildren: Miranda, Daniel, Michelle, Brayton, Taylor, Lea, Noah, Cory, Addie & Matt as well as his great grandchildren; Joey, Grace, James, Zoe & Forest.

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  1. Mark on June 5, 2020 at 8:03 am

    Larry was an amazing man & father.
    He was a staple in the State Center area and a friend to all.
    We cannot thank you all enough for the outpouring of support & love.
    We miss him terribly, but he had an amazing life and we are glad he is now at peace.

    Myers Family

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