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Larry P. Hartzer was born on June 11, 1950 and passed away at age 68 on July 11, 2018 at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.

Larry was a lifelong resident of Des Moines, Iowa, attended Dowling Catholic High School and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1968. He served in the US Navy as a hospital corpsman in Oakland and San Diego CA. from 1970-1971. He graduated from Mercy School of Nursing in 1992.

Larry enjoyed gardening, loved his family and had a love of animals, especially his cats. He had many friends at the Iowa Veterans Home. He was devoted to his Catholic faith in his last years and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Therese Hartzer. He is survived by his son, Ben Hartzer; Ben’s mother, Cindy Trimble; his sister, Nancy Alexander; nieces, Rochelle Bassarear and Renee Lehmann; great- niece, Amelie Rose Lehmann; and many cousins and friends.

A private family graveside service with military honors will be held at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, IA, Thursday, July 19, 2018. A Catholic Mass of Remembrance will be held at the Iowa Veterans home in Marshalltown at a future date.

Memorials may be directed to the Des Moines Animal Rescue League. Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Service:
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Disposition:
Private Graveside Service
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Van Meter, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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