Larry Scholten, age 66, of Hendricks, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at the Hendricks Hospital in Hendricks, MN.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30a.m. on Monday, June 27th at the Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe, MN with Father Ron Huberty as celebrant. Visitation will be Sunday, June 26th from 4 to 7p.m. at the Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church with a prayer service at 7p.m.. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church Cemetery in Ivanhoe with military honors by the Ivanhoe VFW Post 2980. Birk Funeral Home of Ivanhoe is entrusted with the arrangements.
Lawrence Donald Scholten was born on June 16, 1945 in Larchwood, Iowa to parents John and Alieda (Lens) Scholten. He graduated high school from St. Mary’s in Larchwood, IA. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1963-1966.
Larry was united in marriage to Sandra Hollingshead on September 6, 1969 at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Sioux Falls, SD. To this union they were blessed with three children. They resided in Larchwood and he worked for IBP in Luverne, MN. In 1978 they moved to Hardwick, MN and continued to work for IBP while owning and operating a meat locker in Hardwick. In 1983 they moved to Ivanhoe where he owned and operated the grocery store.
Larry enjoyed playing cards, watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings and WWF wrestling. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and cruising the lake on the pontoon.
He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, the Ivanhoe Community Club, the Ivanhoe VFW Post 2980 and he was a volunteer fireman in Hardwick and Ivanhoe.
Grateful for having shared Larry’s life are is his wife of 41 years, Sandra Scholten of Hendricks; his three children, Don (Amber) Scholten of Ivanhoe and children, Madison, Hudson and Jaxston; Jeff (Gina) Scholten of Mankato, MN and children Kody and Zack; Kristina (Dustin) Richmond of Ivanhoe and children Kathy and Karrie; three brothers, Clete (Shirley) of Sioux Falls, George (Donna) of Luverne, MN, John Jr. (Dorothy) of Dell Rapids, SD; two sister-in-laws, Sharon Scholten of Waukee, IA, Arliss Scholten of Sioux Falls, SD; five sisters, Ann (Ray) Burkard of Larchwood, IA, Irene Soldatke of Sioux Falls, Rosemary (Dale) Carmen of Sioux Falls, Mary Kearney of Sioux City, IA and Veronica (Dick) Tuscher of Salem, SD; plus numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Alieda Scholten, three brothers, Ray, Paul and Joe; three sisters Betty, Theresa and Dorothy.
Blessed be his memory.