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Larry French

October 23, 2014

Gathering:

10-11:00 A.M. on Monday, October 27, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. on Monday, October 27, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Burial:

Binford Cemetery, Binford, North Dakota.

Arrangements:

Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Larry French

October 23, 2014

Obituary

Larry passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Essentia Health in Fargo surrounded by his loving family.

 

Larry was born on October 3, 1940, the son of William and Della (Hanson) French, in Breckenridge, MN. He attended grade school in Breckenridge prior to moving to Minneapolis with his family. The family moved to Fargo in 1952 and Larry finished his schooling graduating from Fargo Central High School. Larry was married to A.E. “Nellie” Lockhart in 1961. They later divorced.

 

Larry was a longtime employee of Cass Clay Creamery in Fargo working there for over 40 years. During his free time he loved spending time with his family, hunting and fishing, and many days at the lakes.

 

Larry is survived by his son, Michael (Glori) French of Pelican Rapids, MN; his daughter, Karla (Zach) Baker of Moorhead, MN; his three grandchildren – Ashlyn French, Michael Baker, and McKenzie Baker. Also surviving are his sister, Bonnie (Jim) Critelli of Fargo; his brother, Alan (Margaret) French of Eugene, OR; and his longtime special friend, Darlene Halverson of West Fargo, ND. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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  1. Jeannie Critelli says:

    Fargo ND
    I still think about him everyday! He will forever be in my heart and adored! Words can not explain the love I have for Uncle Larry! May God Bless you with his love and may you feel the love I will have for you forever!

    Niece
    Jeannie C.

  2. Russ Johnson Family says:

    Nampa IdahoMike & Karla – sure thinking of you guys this past week! I think you know Larry had a special place in our hearts and we have many fond memories of our times together! We just returned from a week of hunting up along the ID-WY border where we again made use of the special hunting apparatus Larry crafted for the 2000 elk hunt. Hard to believe that was 14 years ago! Mike will remember what I’m talking about…

    Binford is among the prettiest places – so glad to see Larry chose that for his rest.

    Russ, Lori, Marah, and Ciera Johnson

  3. Rev.. Dr. Roger David Aus says:

    Berlin GermanyMay the Lord of life and death comfort all those in mourning. Sincerely, Roger David Aus ( president of our 1958 Fargo High School senior class)

  4. DON & DONNA GERVSIS says:

    WEST FARGO ND
    58078-3367 North Dakota
    SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT LARRY
    HE WAS A GREAT FRIEND
    WE COULD NOT ATTEND BECAUSE DON
    WAS HAVING SURGERY. WE HAD MANY GOOD TIMES TOGETHER

  5. Jodie Helgeson says:

    I have memories of swimming off the dock at Larry and Nelly’s…best sand on Sunset Beach…with my best lake friend Jennifer Hall.
    I’m sorry to hear of Larry’s passing and offer my condolences to you all.
    Most Sincerely,
    Jodie Helgeson

  6. Judy Everett says:

    Fargo ND
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Larry at Cass Clay for 22 years. He was always very kind and ready with a smile.

  7. Linda Kasowski says:

    Harwood ND
    So very sorry to hear the passing of Larry.. It is so very hard to lose a loved one. Aunt Bonnie and family hugs, kisses and prayers go out to your family..

  8. Dave & Jackie Geske says:

    Karla & Mike
    We are so sorry that you have lost a Father, a Mentor, a Confidant, a Grandpa, a just a Great Guy! Please know that our thoughts and Prayers are going out to you and all of the French Family!

  9. Ruth Engh Westrick says:

    Fargo ND
    My sympathies are offered to the family of Larry. I have happy memories of his Fargo days and more specifically of his
    times at Fargo Central High.. Rest in Peace.

  10. Paula Twamley Heinze says:

    Fargo ND
    My deepest sympathy to the French families. It’s been years over 50 years but I remember Larry and Bonnie, their folks and the little house by the hospital. Bill was so sick. I remember the dress shop in Pelican and Lake Lizzie. Aunt Leone thought so much of you kids. It’s tough to see so many go from our early memories. Larry was always friendly and nice. Miss knowing the French’s.”,,1,,,0,0
    ,2968,Ron & Linda Engelstad”

  11. Todd & Erica Stangeland says:

    Otsego MN
    Mike,
    We are sorry to here of the loss of Larry. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed seeing him at the lake.

    Erica Stangeland

  12. Audra Baker says:

    Rapid City SDSorry for your loss. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  13. Michele Hofsommer-Curtis says:

    Rogers ArkansasKarla, Mike and family. I was so saddened when I heard about Larry’s passing. He was like a second father to me growing up, as all of you all were like a second family to me. So many great memories of ski vacations, weekends at the lake, swim meets etc. Our dad’s were buddies way back when they were in High School and once they had kids we all became friends starting as toddlers. I will be thinking about you during this time of sorrow, and cherishing the memories.

  14. Donald R. Herrmann says:

    Rapid City SDPrayers and Alms for the families

  15. Joan Thimgan Thompson says:

    Sabin MN
    My sympathy to all of Larry’s family.
    Lots of good memories.
    Joan

  16. Judy and Dino Peterson says:

    Our sympathy and prayers for God’s peace go out to Karla, Mike, Alan, Bonnie,
    Darlene and their families at this time in the loss of their loved one. As
    high-school kids we shared many good times and experiences with Larry. We both
    left Fargo in late ’50s but kept in touch throughout the years. A truly great
    friend, a truly great person. “Just another day in paradise” was a common saying
    of his. Rest in peace and paradise good buddy.
    Judy and Dino

  17. Rick & Jen Kuznia says:

    Alexandria Minnesota
    We are sending thoughts, prayers & strength for all of you. Larry was a great man! Wish we could have been there for service. Hugs to all.

  18. Stacy Koffel says:

    Cincinnati OHSo sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. What wonderful memories I have of him and the whole French family. Water skiing, snow skiing, being pulled by the Volkswagen on a frozen lake Lizzie on the toboggan. He was a wonderful man who was always there for his family and friends. Although it is always sad to say goodbye heaven got a little better when Larry arrived. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  19. Judy and Dino Peterson says:

    Las Vegas NevadaOur sympathy and prayers for God’s peace go out to Karla, Mike, Alan, Bonnie, Darlene and their families at this time in the loss of their loved one. As high-school kids we shared many good times and experiences with Larry. We both left Fargo in late ’50s but kept in touch throughout the years. A truly great friend, a truly great person. “Just another day in paradise” was a common saying of his. Rest in paradise good buddy.
    Judy and Dino

  20. Leroy Jacobsen says:

    Fargo ndLarry will be greatly missed by his family,and all his friends. We had a lot of great times .

  21. Vicki & Gene Farrens says:

    Rapid City SDOur hearts go out for the French and Baker Families. We met Larry and got to know him when we took a ski trip with his daughter to Bozeman, Montana years ago. He was great guy and he will be missed:)

  22. Bill, Cathy, Jake and DJ Yokom says:

    Barnesville MN
    We were lucky to have Uncle Larry in our lives and we will miss him very much. We will remember the good times at the lake for the rest of our lives.

  23. Jill Hegle says:

    Fargo ND
    Sorry to hear about your Dad Karla and Mike. Will always have some great memories of him. Sending my thoughts and Prayers to you guys!
    Jill

  24. Julie Fletcher says:

    Ottertail MN
    So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. There are so many good memories from the old neighborhood and I’ll never forget the look on his face or his questioning of what we were up to. Then he would crack a smile and I realized he was just joking with us. He has left a lasting impression on me for sure. Again, our sympathies to your family.
    God Bless
    Julie

  25. Beverly (Forsberg) Musegades says:

    Scottsdale Az.Childhood friend. Great guy.

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