Larry S. Maxon
Larry S. Maxon of Grinnell, former longtime Clarion resident, died Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center Emergency Room.
Graveside burial services are planned for Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 1:00 PM, at his Maternal Anderson Family site located in Rose Hill Cemetery, Eagle Grove. Pastor Grant Woodley of the First Lutheran Church of Clarion will officiate.
Larry is survived by his sister Patricia Maxon Larson and her husband Robert E. Larson, Webster City; nieces Kama Small (Thomas Small), and Angela Larson; great nieces Emily Small and Amanda Small (His Pride and Joy), all of Grinnell; and his Maxon cousins (children of his Uncle Dean and Aunt Phyllis Maxon).
He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence M. Maxon and Elma Marie Anderson Maxon; paternal grandparents Robert M. Maxon and Bessie Segar Maxon; maternal grandparents Salmer M. Anderson and Ida Jordanger Anderson.
Larry Scott Maxon was born October 20, 1958, in Clarion, Iowa. He was raised in Clarion and attended the Clarion Community School District and graduated from Clarion High School with the Class of 1977. He was an active member of the Clarion Chapter of Future Farmers of America and the Grant Growers 4-H Club. Larry was a skilled mechanic, craftsman, electrician, plumber, repairman and builder. He was the “Go to Guy” for his Family, if you needed it done, you called Uncle Larry. He was currently employed in the Maintenance Department of a Senior Housing Development Management Company in Grinnell. He held similar positions at a Branson, Missouri Area Resort, the Grinnell Mayflower Homes, Inc., and a Grinnell area John Deere Dealership. While still residing in Clarion, Larry worked with his father Lawrence Maxon where they owned and operated Maxon Country Cars and U-Haul located on Central Avenue East, and also farmed.
Larry was a car and truck restoration enthusiast. He began this hobby at the age of 5 years with his father. He was an avid collector of antique cars, toy tractors, vintage toys and games, as well as a variety of antique collectibles. His greatest joys were Family Times (especially with his “Brother” Bob, nieces, great nieces and nephew in law), his Dog Brinkley, antique and flea Markets, camping at the Iowa State Fair, and renovating his Grinnell Acreage, where he happily lived the rural life.
He will be greatly missed by his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Larry Maxon Memorial Fund, c/o Patricia Maxon Larson and sent to 1619 Locust Street #207, Webster City, Iowa, 50595.