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Visitation:

Saturday, January 14, 2017
10:00 to 11:00 am
Union Park Baptist Church
821 Arthur Ave,
Des Moines, Iowa

Service:

Saturday, January 14, 2017
11:00 am
Union Park Baptist Church
821 Arthur Ave,
Des Moines, Iowa

* Luncheon to follow services at:
Sherman Lodge
2340 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa

Disposition:

Cremation
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Larry Dean Rife

Larry Dean Rife
Des Moines, Iowa

Larry Rife, age 78, passed away after battling dementia on January 9, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 4, 1938 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Larry was a proud lifelong Eastsider. He owned and operated Larry’s Fina on the corner of E. 42nd and Easton in Des Moines. Larry enjoyed spending time with his family and will be remembered for his orneriness.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 56 years, Carolyn; children, Cynthia Rife and Lawrence (Jennifer) Rife; grandchildren, Caroline (Stephen) Williams, Valerie Strait, and Hudson Dean Rife; great-grandchildren, Jazmine and Jaida; sister-in-law, Margaret Rife; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Orpha Rife; and brother, Lloyd Rife.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017, with funeral service following at 11:00 a.m., at Union Park Baptist Church, 821 Arthur Ave, Des Moines. Luncheon to follow services at Sherman Lodge, 2340 E. 9th Street, Des Moines.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in memory of Larry.

Condolences may be expressed at: www.Hamilton’sFuneralHome.com