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Larry Eugene Raines, 73, passed away June 21, 2020. Services will be held at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, IA with visitation on Wednesday, July 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. and the memorial service on Thursday, July 2 at 2:00 p.m. Private burial will be at Iowa Veterans Cemetery.

Larry was born in a farmhouse on October 10, 1946 in Vinton, IA to Eunice (Dyer) and Earl Raines. He grew up in Chariton, IA and graduated from Chariton High School in 1965. He then attended the University of Iowa, majoring in Mathematics. During his senior year, he was drafted into Vietnam and served from 1969 to 1974 in the US Navy on a destroyer. After his honorable discharge, Larry stayed in San Diego, CA to work at Unocal 76 Station and later at DH Technologies for 25 years.

In the late 80’s, Larry moved back to Chariton to care for his parents and opened Cherry Auto Detailers. Later he began working a variety of positions in Chariton, including Fat Baggers Motorcycle Company and for HyVee in the meat department. He married Sandi Nichols on November 8, 2014 at the Methodist Church in Chariton (their first date was on November 8, 2003). In September of 2019, Sandi and Larry moved to West Des Moines

Aside from time with Sandi, Larry enjoyed golfing and was a member and on the Board of Directors at Lakeview Golf and Country Club in Chariton. In his younger years, he enjoyed bowling in leagues, watching racing and auto cross, and driving his 1995 Cobra Mustang.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Sandi; his son, Kyle (Ashlee) Raines and their daughter, Kylee; his daughter, Kalar and her children, William and Daniella and grandson, Gunner; his step-children, Doug (Julie) Rumple and their daughter, Maddie Rumple, and Rhonda Rumple and her son Luke Evans; and many friends and co-workers.

Memorials may be directed to the Giving Tree in Urbandale, IA. Condolences may be expressed online at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.


Service Details

Visitation:
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Service:
Thursday, July 2, 2020
2:00 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Disposition:
Private Burial of Cremated Remains
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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