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Larry Harrington

July 24, 2010


Friday, July 30 from 5-7 pm at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Moorhead, MN.

Prayer Service:

Friday, July 30 at 7:00 pm at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Moorhead, MN.

Funeral Service:

Saturday, July 31 at 10:00 am at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Moorhead, MN.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Larry Harrington

July 24, 2010


Larry Harrington, 62 of Moorhead passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Sanford Hospital of natural causes.


Larry Lee Harrington was born November 11, 1947 to Wardell and June Harrington in Hannaford, ND. He grew up in Sutton, ND. He graduated from Glenfield-Sutton High School in 1965, and from NDSU in 1970 with a degree in Math Education. He and his brother Clinton played in the band “The Keepers”. He married the love of his life, Kathleen Montplaisir on August 2, 1969. He served for 3 years in the Air Force as a navigator, flying KC-135 refueling missions in Thailand during the Vietnam War. In 1975 he joined the North Dakota Air National Guard and served as a Weapons Systems Operator, flying the F4 Phantom with the Happy Hooligans. He retired in 1992 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.


Larry started photography as a hobby, which quickly became his passion. He joined Gillespie Photography in Moorhead, and in 1983 he opened Larry Harrington Photography. He was dedicated to providing lasting memories and unforgettable experiences for everyone he worked with. He was past president of the Professional Photographers of North Dakota, and earned several awards for photographic excellence, including the top wedding album in North Dakota for several years in a row. He was honored to earn the titles of Photographic Craftsman, and Master of Photography.


At age 59 Larry decided to start exercising more, and 2 years later completed his first full marathon at Walt Disney World. He has also completed 2 half marathons and several 5 and 10k runs. His accomplishments and positive attitude have inspired several friends and family members to start running as well.


Larry’s faith was important to him, and he was very proud of his family and country. He was a generous man who led by example, and was always ready to help at a moment’s notice. He loved to spend time with family and friends, laughing and telling stories. He was a mentor and a friend to all ages, and had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


Larry was survived by his wife of 40 years, Kathy, two sons, Grant(Sarah) of Fargo ND, Mark(Erin) of Covington WA, and four grandchildren, Brandon(18) and Kayla(16) in Fargo, Zachary(8) and Joshua(6) in Covington; his sister-in-law Marie of Michigan, niece Rebecca and nephew Jeffery, of Michigan. He was preceded in death by his father Ward(1995), his mother June(2000), and his brother Clinton(1992).


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98 responses to “Larry Harrington”

  1. kimberly and logan ackerman says:

    moorhead mnLogan and i are devastated as i am sure you and your family are.
    Logan loved Larry, he has photographed her since she was 4 years old.
    when he sent us that beautiful photo of Logan for a Christmas gift we almost fainted.
    only Larry could capture Logan as she really was, he taught her how to pose, and showed her the correct angle to hold her head when being photographed.
    we thank him for all the modeling and pageant photos and recital dance photos that he has taken of Logan, oh and the photo shoots for print ads and fashion shows.
    I remember Logan always would hug Larry hello and goodbye. She cries at the mention of his name.
    Oh and don’t forget the tootsie rolls….
    We hope the pain subsides and peace and good memories take its place.

  2. Kevin and Ruth Black says:

    Ruth and I were shocked and saddend to hear about Larry’s sudden passing. We always enjoyed working with Larry, both at Gillespie’s and Downtown Photo. Our deepest sympathies to Kathy and the rest of Larry’s family in their sorrow at this trying time….

  3. Judy and Jim Olson says:

    Moorhead MN
    Kathy and Family,
    Our family extends to you our sympathy on Larry’s passing. The photos he took of our kids were beautiful and exceptional. What will we do without Larry Harrington….
    All our love and thoughts,
    Jim and Judy Olson
    Annie and Steven

  4. Kristie says:

    Minnetonka MN
    Larry was such a wonderful man. He came to my classroom and did some amazing things with my students and their pictures. He also donated a great picture of the Happy Hooligans plane he’d taken. As we all look around our homes, we are reminded of his special touches in our lives, as he has taken our pictures since we were little, our weddings, our families, graduations, etc… he is in our homes and hearts for eternity.

  5. David Nelson says:

    Jamestown ND
    I just heard the other day of Larry’s passing. Larry was one of the GREAT ONES! I was and will always be envious of his wonderful eye for photography. I didn’t know him as well as I would have liked, but everytime I had a chance to visit with him he was always upbeat and wonderful to talk to. I’ll miss the twinkle in his eyes when he smiled.

  6. Tara Lyn O'Connell says:

    Fargo ND
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Kathy and you family. I will truely miss admiring Larry’s wedding photography expecially. Take time to stop and smell the flowers and reminance.

  7. Grant Allex says:

    Horace ND
    We are so sorry for your lose, our kids enjoyed having Larry take their pictures at Shanley, you are in our prayers.

  8. Mary and Hobie Troxell says:

    Austin TexasKathy,

    We are so sorry to hear about Larry. I was always so inspired by your partnership.

  9. Gary & Barb Ransom says:

    Fargo ND
    Our Prayers and thoughts.

  10. Mary and Gene Nerby says:

    Riverdale ND
    Kathy and family,
    We were gone for a week and just found out about Larry’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your boys and families. Larry was a very special person.

    Mary and Gene

  11. Lyle Andvik says:

    Kindred ND
    Larry was a good Squadron mate and great WSO to fly with. I will miss him.


  12. Phyllis (Borlaug, Arenstein) McArthur says:

    Charlotte NC I am so saddened about Larry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy and the kids. Our friendship goes back to the early 1070’s when Larry and Sandy became WSO’s with the Air Guard.

    Although I have lived outside of Fargo for 20 years, last summer we had a gathering at DL and picked right back up with Larry and Kathy. My husband Steve really enjoyed discussing Viet Nam and photography- both common interests of Larry and him.

    With sympathy,


  13. Bradley and Ruth Graber says:

    Fargo ND
    What a shock to hear of Larry’s passing.
    We will always remember his kindness and warm personable demeanor and high level of professionalism.
    Larry’s magnificent portrature of our daughters does, and will allways hang in our home.
    Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    May you be comforted in this time of sadness and transition by the warmth of family, friends and the everlasting Grace of our Lord.

  14. Ken Johnson says:

    Maple Grove MN
    I wanted to express my heartfelt sympathy to Larry’s family.

    We were so impressed with Larry and Kathy’s professionalism at my brother Tim’s wedding this past June. Joy and Tim were absolutely thrilled to have Larry and Kathy there to capture their special day.

    It was even more special, because Larry and Kathy have been such great friends and mentors for Tim over the past 17 years.

    Larry took our family photo in 1993, and the pictures are very special to us.

    We are all deeply saddened by the news of Larry’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Craig Schmidt says:

    Bismarck, ND
    So sorry for the loss of Larry. He was such a good and close friend and colleague. Larry’s passing leaves a big hole in our lives. I wish Mary and I could be at the funeral but it just wasn’t possible. We wish God’s peace and comfort to Kathy and the family.

  16. lee and charmaine gray says:

    fargo ndOur thoughts and prayers are with you. Please feel free to let us know if we can help in any way. God Bless!

  17. Melissa Obenauer says:

    Fargo ND
    I am so sorry for our/your loss. I didn’t know Larry all that well but what I knew of him he was a great person as well as a photographer. We will all miss him. I am not speaking only for myself but others as well, it is a total shock when I heard the news and currently is.
    My deepest sympathy and my prayers are with Kathy and the family of Larry’s.

  18. Darry and Virginia Holten says:

    Vista CAWe are so sorry that it is not possible for us to come to the funeral in person, but we are with you in spirit during these difficult times.
    We are so glad that we got to see Larry and Kathy, along with Mark and family, when they were in California in April of this year.
    Please accept our deepest sympathy in this time of great sadness and loss.

  19. Terry & Jeri Thilmony says:

    Detroit Lakes MN
    Our heartfelt sympathies to the Harrington family at this sad time. We have so many wonderful memories…going way back to 1970 in Sacramento CA as neighbors and as very new and young parents! Through the years we have had nothing but warm feelings for you and feel touched to have had you in our lives – even if intermittently. Our deepest condolences.

  20. Randy & Bridgette Readel says:

    Hunter ND
    The Harrington Family – We opened the newspaper and were shocked to learn of Larry’s passing. he was a wonderful gentleman and fine photographer. He did the portraits of my college fraternity as well as our son’s senior pictures. He was wonderful to work with and will be greatly missed.

  21. Randy & Susan Mairs says:

    Lisbon ND
    We are so very sad to have read about Larry’s death in The Forum. Our 2 children (and spouses) had their weddings done by Larry (& Kathy), and we got to know them and consider them friends. He will truly be missed.
    Susan Mairs

  22. Mel Zierke says:

    Pelican Rapids MN
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Larry.
    We will all miss Larry willingness to give and share his photography knowledge.

  23. v. thompson says:

    May the Harrington family find comfort in knowing that God is “near to those that are broken at heart and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 3418) He has promised to soon “swallow up death forever…and wipe the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 258) Take care,

  24. Poppy Mills says:

    Words cannot fill the void left in this world by Larry’s unfortunate passing. It is obvious by all of the wonderful messages how much love and happiness he brought to so many peoples lives. My love and prayers are with you and your family as you make your way through this sad time.

  25. E John & Brenda Carlson says:

    Oxbow North Dakota
    Dear Kathy & Family

    We want you to know how sorry we are for your loss of Larry. I have known him since he joined the ND
    Air Guard. He flew with my brother Bob and we had the privilege to work with him in our catering business. He also was the photog for our daughter’s wedding. I just ran into him at Menard’s before we left on our recent trip out west and we had a nice light-hearted talk. It was always good to run into him. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless!

  26. Roger and Nancy Gress says:

    Kathy and family,
    There are no words when there is such an unexpected death. Larry will be missed by so many. Larry came into our home and took a family portrait. Our family has expanded but the portrait will not be replaced. His skill and talent as a photographer cannot over shadow he was such a nice man. God bless you and your family,

  27. Mike and Julie Vetter says:

    Minot ND
    Larry, what a great artist!! I always enjoyed the visits we had. I remember very clearly when Larry and I drove back from MAIPP, in Iowa. We talked about many things including faith and family. I can”t help to think of the many couples he helped as he worked with them and talked to them about wedding photography. (We had great competition as we both tried to outdo each other in wedding judging at PPA events) You will be missed. Love Mike and Julie Vetter Minot

  28. Jeffrey & Connie Gross says:

    Bismarck ND
    Kathy and family:
    Your family and Larry have been in our prayer ever since hearing of his death last Saturday. What a shock!
    Our Sypathy goes out to you and we will continue to pray for Larry and for God to comfort all of you.

    God Bless You Kathy and all your family

    Jeff & Connie Gross

  29. Char Motschenbacher says:

    I was searching for a classmate and came across Larry’s name. I am so sorry for your loss, I remember him as my student teacher at Moorhead North Junior High. That was many years back, but I will always remember him because I found out later he was married to the sister of one of my very good friends. Again I’m sorry for your loss your family is in my prayers.

  30. Michael C. Anderson says:

    Fort Collins CoDear Kathy and family,
    Our prayers are with you at this time of grief. I spent many hours with Larry and the band in that old travel-all, travelling from gig to gig, and those memories will be with me forever. Larry was a true leader and the adhesive that kept “THE KEEPERS” together as a band and as friends. We all had our moments, but we got through it all sticking together as a team.
    Larry will be missed by all. A hand salute from a fellow vietnam era veteran.
    Mike Anderson (drummer)

  31. Nancy Gannarelli-Sand says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    Dear Kathy and family:

    We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Larry’s passing on Saturday. Grant, it was quite a tribute to your dad’s work ethic that you called and let us know about his passing, it must have been very difficult for you to do so. Larry was a true “Master” of photography and took all of our families photo’s through the years. Nicole and I just spent a wonderful hour with him last Wed. planning her Senior photo’s. He was very excited to drive with Kathy to the Brainerd area to our family vacation spot to take those memorable photo’s. Words can never express our sorrow of his passing. He was a friend to all, a man of warmth and character, a dedicated father and husband, a true prince among men. May God bring you confort at this difficult time. If there is anything you need, don’t hesistate to call or ask. Nancy & Dana Sand, Ben & Nicole

  32. Joi Roland says:

    Thompson North Dakota
    Kathy, I was absolutely shocked when I received an email about Larry and could not believe my eyes! I remember Larry as a very kind person and I thoroughly enjoyed being with the two of you at conventions. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  33. Charles Townesnd says:

    Fargo ND
    .Kathy and Family,

    We are sorry to hear about Larry. When ever I called Larry, he would always jump right in and help me in any way that I asked. Now, remembering back to the days of “The Keepers”, he was always the glue that kept us going. We will miss him a lot.


  34. Roger Larson says:

    Maple Grove MN
    Kathy and family. Just wanted you to know that there is great comfort in knowing that Larry was a true friend, dedicated to his marriage and always had the utmost respect for his family and friendships.

    He always greated me with a handshake and “Good to see you!” was his words. When it was time to go it was always another handshake and “I hope to see you soon”.

    He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. All of us should be comforted knowing that he is now walking in the presence of our Lord.

    God Bless you Kathy, Grant, Mark and the Harrington Grandchildren. His spirit will live in all of us forever.

  35. Teresa Holten says:

    I was so very sorry to hear of your loss. Larry was a truly kind, gentle man. He will be missed, and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  36. Tim & Patty O'Neill says:

    So sorry for the loss of Larry. We enjoyed working with him at the North Dakota
    Air National Guard and at Bridal Fair events. His artistic eye will be missed.

  37. Pauline Olson says:

    Hallock MN
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Larry. I believe that Rod was there to meet Larry as he entered their heavenly home. Both of you have always been so kind & caring to me. My son Brad wanted me to send his sympathy as well.

    God will give you the strength as it’s needed in the times ahead.
    Blessings, Pauline

  38. Jason and Karin Dewey & Family says:

    Orlando FLDear Kathy and Family,

    Our hearts are breaking right along with you that our time on earth with Larry has come to an unexpected end. May our peace and comfort rest in the fact we know we will be reunited with him again one day in heaven.

    Larry was an amazing man. We feel so blessed to have been a tiny part of his life. Whether it was running into him at the guard, smiling for him for pictures (both through my pageant days and our wedding), watching him play with my kids during those spaghetti dinners, photographing fireworks beside him at the Grand Floridian, playing with you guys at the Magic Kingdom, or watching him cross the finish line at the Walt Disney World marathon…I’ll always cherish the many wonderful memories we had together. He was a friend and mentor to me.

    What I will always remember about Larry is that everything he did – everything he accomplished – every area of his life – every goal he set – every dream he had – he attacked with gusto and excellence! From achieving numerous photography awards to running a marathon at age 60…he lived life to the fullest.

    I so wish I could be there personally to express our heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and we look forward to seeing you soon. Larry’s amazing legacy will live on in each and every one of you.

    ‎”A birth certificate shows that we were born. A death certificate shows that we died. Pictures show that we lived!” – unknown

    Blessings to you,
    With love from the Dewey Family

  39. Cheryl Jordheim says:

    Carlsbad CaKathy, i’m so sorry to hear about Larry. He’s such a great guy and terrific husband and father. I can’t stop thinking about you and have you in my prayers. Cheryl

  40. Tim & CJ Lechtenberg says:

    We are so saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. He took our wedding photos almost 10 years ago – precious photos we still treasure today. We’ll never forget when Tim suggested that we take a wedding party photo on the pirate ship at the Holiday Inn in Fargo and Larry totally rolled with it! He was great fun to work with and fabulous at his job. May your memories of Larry give you peace during this difficult time.

  41. Jessica Rust says:

    Argusville ND
    Kathy and Family, I have started this note so many times. Each time I stop because I can’t find the right words, or the shock sets in all over again. I can’t imagine how you must feel, but I am feeling a loss, also. I have known Larry for several years, dating back to ping pong pictures at NCW, my senior portraits, my engagement photos and the most meaningful to me, the photographs of my children. He was the kindest person to work with and he was such a big part of my kids’ lives. They know it’s Larry’s house whenever we drive by and they know that Kathy is always sweet with the snacks after each session. There aren’t many businesses where you can feel that level of professionalism, and comfort! I so wish I was going to be in town for Larry’s celebration of life to give Kathy a hug, and to pay my respect to a man who has given me so many images that make me smile every day. When I think of Larry what comes to my mind– perfectionism, professionalism, courteousness, caring and his desire to know every aspect of his business, advancing himself with the changes of technology, photography and photojournalism. He has given so many people the illustrations to their stories of life. Please know much he will be missed by our family and that he will not be forgotten.

  42. Cecilia and Bruce Lysne says:

    Crookston MN
    We had so much fun with Larry and Kathy at Professional Photographers of North Dakota
    summer seminar. If someone had told me we would all be standing out in the rain at 11:00 PM at night photographing on the Fargo Bridge I’d have said- NOOO WAY!- but there I was standing next to Larry, fully enjoying the moment- I’m so glad to have that memory- We never know what the future will bring, so sometimes being able to close our eyes and remember a moment is God’s gift to us!
    God Bless all of Larry’s Family and friends- We certainly have lost a great person.

  43. Jamie & Andrew Levenhagen says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    My husband Andrew and I got to know Larry this past December for our wedding in Warroad. He truly was an amazing person and he became a great friend to us also. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy and the whole family. We are very sorry to hear about your loss. He was a great photographer, a great friend and really an amazing person he will be deeply missed.

  44. LeRoy and Carol Marcotte says:

    Red Lake Falls, Minnesota
    Dear Kathy and Family
    So sorry to hear about Larry. Our deepest Symthpathy to you all.
    LeRoy and Carol Marcotte

  45. Jerry Smith says:

    Yankton SDWe will miss Larry at all the conventions and meetings

  46. Tim Hatlestad says:

    Scottsdale ArizonaI pray that in this time of mourning, that comfort is found in the promise delivered through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    All of the Fruits of the Spirit were always in Larry. I can picture Larry’s love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

  47. Mateja Schuck says:

    Chicago, IL All of the pictures of our family in my grandparents’ house in Fargo were taken by Larry. I can remember posing in his studio for Christmas photos at six years old. Larry will be missed.

  48. Kevin Wolf says:

    Fargo ND
    We were so saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. As my interest in photography as a hobby grew, I got to know Larry on the sidelines of Shanley athletic events taking pictures. He would kindly give me photography advice. The more I got to know him, the more I understood how much he loved his profession and loved being around the people and events at Shanley. He truly became a part of the “Deacon” family. On behalf of our family and the entire family at Shanley – may God bless Larry and give his family the strength and faith to deal with his loss. He will be greatly missed!

  49. Ken and Karen Kemp says:

    Oakdale Mn.Kathy and family We were so sorry to hear of Larry,s passing. He was such a kind, funny, and wonderful man. He will be missed by everyone.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you.

  50. Ronald Beare says:

    Fargo ND
    The Beare family heard with sorrow of the death of Larry. We felt a real closeness to Larry after Larry Harrington Photographydid the photography for our three daughters’ weddings. A truly professional photographer who did work of the highest quality. We will miss him.

    Ron & Linda Beare
    Brad & Kathleen Anderson
    Chris & Jennifer Schroeder
    David & Michelle Bradley

  51. Robert D. Love & Lois says:

    Andover MN
    I was shocked to hear of Larry’s passing and want you to know that our prayers are with you and the family in this difficult time.
    Larry and I were raised together in Sutton and our families were very close. I believe that Larry & I were cousins.
    Larry was a kind & generous person and was a great help to my mother in her declining years. He will be greatly missed.

  52. John S. Postovit says:

    Boulder Creek CAI’m sorry to hear that Larry passed away so young. I worked for Larry at Gillespie Photography in the late ’70s and early ’80s. His quiet manner and calmness made working for him a very good experience.

  53. Nathan Elverum says:

    Fargo ND
    Larry taught me alot of what know of photography i work with him at Gillespie Photography in Moorhead for 2 years he was a great mentor and a good friend and will be missed.

  54. Scott & Mary Mahar says:

    Barnesville MN
    We are so sorry Kathy to hear about Larry, he has been such a big part of so many things in our lives. We have so many fond memories all over our home and in all of our families homes that will reminde us of Larry and the fun and laughs we had during his times spent with us. God bless you and your family, and we will keep you in our prayers during this tough time.

  55. Bonnie and Don Legreid says:

    Newtown Square PennsylvaniaKathy and family,
    We were so saddened to learn of Larry’s death. Please accept our deepest sympathy. We have so many special memories of working with both you and Larry. Our home is filled with
    pictures of lasting memories because of Larry. He photographed our family
    over a period of more than 20 years. This is such a loss not only to your family, but to the entire community. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Don and Bonnie Legreid

  56. Scott and Laurie Berge says:

    Bismarck ND
    We are so sad for the news of Larry. Your family has been in our prayers and will continue to be.

    The Berge’s

  57. Lisa Rasmussen says:

    Sartell MN
    Harrington Family my thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember the days back in Junior High going to movies and how Larry would drive us there and listen to all of our babble. May the memories of Larry comfort you in days and years to come.

  58. Robyn Nugent says:

    Dear Kathy and family, My heart goes out to you. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Larry over the years in the photo processing industry. What a fine man! Larry will be sadly missed.

  59. Cora Turner says:

    Fargo ND
    Kathy and family, I am so sorry to hear about Larry. My heart goes out to you. In time I hope that memories of him will heal the hurt of losing him. I always enjoyed seeing him when he’d stop by the hotel to see you Kathy. Such a sparkle in his eye when he’d see you.

  60. Cynthia Herfindahl says:

    Moorhead Mn.Dear Kathy and family,
    Larry was a kind and gentle soul, a man whom I respected. What a wonderful gift to have a friend such as Larry.
    Cynthia Herfindahl

  61. Bob Winge says:

    West Fargo ND
    I was so surprised to hear about Larry. He has always been a great friend to me and I will surely miss him. My deepest sympathy goes to the friends and family of Larry during these trying times. May we all remember the contributions that Larry has given to world of Photography. He will truely be missed.

  62. Randy & Robbye Wimmer says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Kathy and Family- Our hearts and deepest sympathy go out to you. Larry and I had similar paths in the USAF, as Hooligans and as business colleques. He certainly earned the highest level of respect in service to his family, country
    community and faith. We can only wish you Godspeed and agree he will be deeply missed.
    Randy & Robbye

  63. Michael Moore says:

    Fargo ND
    I very much admired Larry not only as a mentor but also as a friend. He graciously shared his wisdom and expertise for the benefit of all, the mark of a true gentleman and a true professional.

    Kathy and family, though incomparable to your profound loss, Larry will be sadly missed by myself as well as many others within the professional community. Please call on me for anything at all that I may be of service to you.

    May the Lord bless you and comfort you during this very difficult time.

  64. Vicky Thompson says:

    Fargo Kathy and Family,
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss, Larry was a wonderful, kind man, and he always had a smile on his face and in his heart. He will be missed by everyone, and I feel blessed to have known him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you~and warm memories are with the rest of us.

  65. Beth DuFault says:

    Fargo ND
    I am so sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. He was such a nice man and was so professional in dealing with for all of our corporate events ..

    My sympathy goes out to his family …

  66. Vicki Bailey Johnston says:

    Memories of Larry….
    -Attending grade and high school
    -Attending Sunday School and Confirmation @ the local Methodist Church
    -Playing football w/ the town kids (not enough boys for a team!)
    -MYF (Methodist Youth Foundation) meetings, song fests and hayrides
    -Organizing and performing a parade, carnival and circus in Sutton ND

    -Ironing & cleaning house for his mother, June, while he worked @ Simmons Grocery Store in Sutton-each of our earnings….$.50/hr…good money in those days !
    -Living 2 houses away in Sutton and playing timeless hours- why, we even had a basketball game going in our garage complete w/ dirt floor !
    -Taking piano lessons from his Mother while Penny the cat wandered aimlessly..also substituted piano for her
    in church
    Ward, June, Larry and Clinton will all remain dear in my heart.

    With Sympathy,

  67. Erika Bartunek says:

    Fargo ND
    Larry was one of my favorite people! I was blessed to work for him in the studio for a few years. He was an amazing photographer, a perfectionist and was one of the kindest and sweetest people I ever knew! Just a few months ago, I ran into him and Kathy and he was on the top of the world because he had just finished running a marathon at Disney World. I will always remember you, Larry, as a super boss, a gifted photographer, and as a man devoted to his family and friends! Miss you and sending thoughts and prayers to your family!

  68. Rock Tweten says:

    Grafton ND
    Dear Kathy and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. It is such a shock to the entire Photographic Industry.
    You have my deepest sympathy.

  69. Ron & Toni Jacobson says:

    Mayville ND
    We are both still in shock. Since the first time that we met both Larry and Kathy Larry has been upbeat, inspiring and always full of life and passion for whatever he was doing. It gives me some peace in that, to know Larry was enjoying life when he left this earth. May the memory of Larry remain with all of us as an inspiration and guiding light.

    God’s blessings and peace to Larry’s family.

  70. Rob & Pat Vanyo says:

    Dilworth MN
    Kathy & family,

    We will miss seeing Larry’s face around the church, in the choir, etc. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, now and in the days and months ahead. God bless.

    Rob and Pat Vanyo

  71. Bruce Danuser says:

    Fargo ND
    Larry came by my studio just last Friday afternoon. We were working on a project together. Unannounced my youngest brother Reed sticks his head in the door and hands me some of my mail and cordially exchanges greetings with Larry. ( Reed and I lost our Father just one year ago, and about 5 months prior I had Larry take some portraits of our elderly Dad with my five brothers and me). Well, Larry says to Reed, “Aren’t you glad you had portraits taken of your Father?”My brother responded “absolutely! I treasure those photos and have one in my office and another at home”.
    Larry knew the power of a photograpic image. Especially a portrait and how much it could mean in a persons life. His photos leave a legacy that has enrichened the lives of so many people. He was the best of the best. I miss my friend, colleague, and mentor. God bless, Bruce

  72. Dude Walker says:

    Hickson ND
    I was saddened to hear that Larry passed. I always enjoyed working with Larry.

  73. Sharon Teeples says:

    Mandan ND
    I was so saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with him at our conventions and seminars and we had lots of fun over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kathy, and your family.

  74. Cecelia Gast says:

    Fargo ND
    Kathy and Harrington family I am so sorry for your lose. Larry was wonderful to work with and a great friend. He will be be missed greatly.

  75. Marlene Fast says:

    Mitchell Manitoba CanadaDear Kathy and Family,
    I was saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. I’ve known Larry through Northern Light Photographers Association and through photography and most recently when Larry came up to my studio to give a presentation. What a fine gentleman! He will be missed.

  76. Field McConnell says:

    Plum City WisconsinKathy, Grant, Mark and Harrington extended family: Words from an old guard pilot friend mean nothing at this time. However, the Words of John 14, verses 1-4, may help us all understand.

    1″Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God[a] trust also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many rooms if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4You know the way to the place where I am going.”

    I recall vividly that in the winter of 77/78 Larry would leave ‘alert’ to go work on the house HE WAS PREPARING FOR YOU.

    It was a pleasure and a priviledge to have flown with Larry in some high visibility flying both when ‘somebody’ fired a missile without clearance and then again in Willy Tell 1978.

    Larry was a consumate professional both in his flying and his photography but neither of those things were the true love of his life. Base on daily conversations with Larry from August, ’77 throughout the remainer of his time flying it was always abundantly clear that he put his family first. I guess I should correct that, he put His Lord first and his family close thereafter.

    When I flew with Larry I was not Saved. However, I can assure you, Kathy, Mark and Grant, that Larry and I will fly again together. And likewise you will be rejoining your husband and father at a time of God’s choosing. Until, Rest in the Lord knowing that His plans are perfect, and God has greeted Larry and said “Well Done” for his life well lived.

    My most heartfelt sympathy, and immense respect.


    PS In Willy Tell ’78 the name Harrington was on both aircraft 56 and 76 and I have those 8 x 11 glossies.

  77. Kim Wagner says:

    Fargo ND
    Kathy and family,

    What an exceptional man we have lost. My heart goes out to all of you. Every time we used Larry’s gift of photography, his professionalism and love of his work was so evident. Not to mention, the love he expressed for his family (primarily you, Kathy).

    May God grant you strength during this difficult time.

  78. Jeff Veire, M.Photog., Cr. says:

    Sioux Falls SDSo sorry to hear of your loss!
    Larry was always someone who I could count on to help with anything that needed to me done at our photography conventions. He was a gifted photographer -a true professional and will be MISSED!

  79. Scott and Diane Marthaler says:

    Wahpeton ND
    We are stunned to say the least to hear this sad news of one of our own passing. Out thoughts and prayers go out to the Larry and Larry’s family in this very difficult time. We will do everything we can to make the prayer service on Friday evening.

  80. Pam Carlson says:

    Fairmont MN
    Dear Kathy & Family,

    I am so shocked and saddened to have learned about Larry’s death. May God be with you and comfort you during this difficult time. We will all truly miss Larry.


  81. Gay Hartfiel says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I didn’t know him well, but got to know him in our photo marketing group. He was always so helpful.

    He will certainly be missed!

  82. Mary Lyn Gibson says:

    Nisswa MN
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Larry was a fine gentleman and a very fine photographer.
    I met Larry in the early 90’s and he was always so willing to share his craft with others. He will surely be missed by his family and friends.
    The Gibson Girl

  83. Joel Maxwell says:

    Park Rapids MN
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I learned a lot from Larry, and he still had a lot to teach. Our prayers are with you.

    Joel & Mary Maxwell

  84. Susan Rau says:

    Fargo ND
    Please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts. May the comfort of all your friends and family be your strength now and in the days ahead. Larry will be remembered forever. Wishing you all peace in your heart.

  85. Brian Walker says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Kathy and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my prayers daily. Larry was a great man and a great photographer. If there is anything I can do to help you or your family please let me know.

  86. Emmy Opskar says:

    Lisbon ND
    Kathy and Family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers. God Bless.


  87. Steven L. Larson says:

    Anoka MN
    Kathy and Family,
    I considered Larry a very good friend. I especially appreciate his humble attitude and approach to life. He was a true gentleman.

    I have fond memories of Larry and I attending Ken Whitmire’s Wall Portrait Conference. He is the best note taker I have ever seen. He was a true student of photography and always aspired to be the best.

    I am so glad he accomplished his goal of becoming a PPA Master of Photography. I only regret he could not have been with us longer to enjoy the fruits of his efforts.

    May the Lord be with you and your family at this time of your loss.

    Best wishes

    Steve L Larson

  88. Randy Mertes says:

    Moorhead MN
    I lost a dear Friend in Larry. Larry sat next too me in the Choir at St. Francis. I am surely going to miss Larry. Kathy and Kids i am sure it is tough on you but my thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

  89. Ben Erickson says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    Kathy and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I am definitely going miss seeing Larry at church and hearing him read and singing in the choir.

  90. Kari L. Barchenger says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Kathy and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It was an honor and pleasure to have known Larry. I am so thankful that I had just recently had the opportunity to visit with him.

    He will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and know that God’s guiding hand is with you during your time of need.


  91. Robert R. Spencer, M. Photog., Cr. MSP says:

    Kalispell MontanaAlthough I knew Larry for only a short time, we shared a common link in the business of Photography.

    Deepest Sympathy to the family.

    Rob Spencer

  92. John & Suzanne Walcott says:

    Columbus WisconsinOur prayers are heartfelt sympathy are with you. We’re asking the Lord to give you wisdom with decisions, comfort and sustain you and your family. We appreciated Larry’s love for the Lord, willingness to share and help and his commitment to honoring God by becoming debt free. We miss him already. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

  93. Mary Schmidt says:

    Bismarck ND
    Kathy my dear, you are living my nightmare, and I am thinking and crying for you constantly, I am praying for strength for you now. Love you, Mary

  94. Tom Hruby says:

    Bemidji Minnesota
    I was very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a very good man and his passing marks the loss of a fine friend and Squadron mate. I will miss him.

  95. Elaine Steen says:

    Kathy and family all I can say is my prayers are with you. I cannot express how saddened by this tragedy. If there is anything I can do to help. please, don’t be afraid to ask. Elaine

  96. Tim Johnson says:

    Dear Kathy and family,

    I was heart sick to hear that Larry had passed away.

    He was my friend, colleague, and mentor. Thank you for making the trek to Minneapolis to help Larry photograph our wedding.

    You are in our prayers.


    Tim and Joy

  97. Linda Rothhouse says:

    West Fargo ND
    Kathy and the Harrington family,
    I am deeply sorry to here of the lost of Larry. He was a wonderful man to chat with and always made you feel you were the only one in the room when he talked to you. He will be unbelievably missed the in the photography business. My prayers are with you Kathy and your family. Thinking of all you. Linda Rh

  98. John and Michelle Korsmo says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Larry. He was a fine gentleman.

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