Larry Dean Eliason

Larry Dean Eliason


Larry D. Eliason, 80, of Kanawha, passed away unexpectedly at his home on December 11, 2020 with his loving wife Ally at his side.

We will gather later to celebrate Larry’s life outside on a nice, warm, sunny day in 2021.

Larry Dean was born on Sept 28, 1940 to Elmer and Mabel (Tegland) Eliason in Hancock County. He was a caring, loving and hard working person. Larry spent many years farming just northwest of Kanawha while also working briefly as a mechanic for Yeakel Garage.

On November 18, 1990 Larry was united in marriage to Allyson “Ally” Yarger at the Kanawha Lutheran Church. They lived on the family farm until moving into town August 1999. Larry was co-owner of Tally’s Bar and Grill (1995 – 2005) and Tally’s Tastefully Yours Catering (1995 – to present.) He also worked for Custom Craft, a custom trailer outfitter. Larry’s current employer was West Hancock Community School as a night time cleaner.  He took great pride in maintaining the 5/6th wing of West Hancock Middle School.

Larry so enjoyed the outdoors hunting and fishing and was part of the Kanawha TLTC Rendevouz Club.   He was a computer wizard and loved tinkering with machines and photography. Spending time with his family seemed to bring him the most joy.  Papa loved his morning routine of taking Cooper to school.

Larry is survived by wife Ally; daughters Susan Eliason of Falmouth, MA, Beth Eliason (Mike Rose) of Peoria, AZ, Tara Sobek (Scott) of Kanawha; grandchildren Owen Rehrauer of Columbia OH, Meg Rehrauer of Medway, MA, Rydell (Sarah) Rose of Peoria, AZ, Brock Sobek of Forest City, IA, Bailey Sobek of Forest City, IA, Cooper Sobek of Kanawha; sister-in-law, Maxine Eliason of Kanawha; and many nieces and nephews and friends.

Larry is preceded in death by parents and brothers Ernest, Robert, Donald, Melvin, Everett, Cecil Eliason and Eddie Tegland.

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