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

Service Details

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

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