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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
1:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines



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

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James (Larry) Monahan James (Larry) Monahan, age 79, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Karen Acres in Urbandale, Iowa.

Larry was born November 14, 1940 in Des Moines, Iowa. He served in the US Army where he received two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his bravery. He was a mechanic and owner of Larry’s Repair. He enjoyed the outdoors. Some of his favorite times were spent boating and camping, especially at Lake Rathbun or on the Des Moines River. He loved working on cars, going to various car shows, and sharing a cold beer with his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Carol; children, Raymond Monahan, Lisa Freerken, Paula (Curt) Reed, and Angela (Joe) Gardener; grandchildren, Jenna, Doug, Kristina, Brandon, Jordan, Austin S., Taylor, Austin M., and Owen; and numerous great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines, with a reception to follow.

Contributions may be directed to Amvets Post #2, the Animal Rescue League, or to a veterans organization of the donor’s choice.

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