Larry Herr, 59, of Waubay, SD died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at his residence.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 Sat. July 16, 2011 at Enemy Swim Culture Center, Enemy Swim, SD with Fr. Les Campbell officiating.
Inurnment will be held in Lakewood Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the Webster VFW Post #4690.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren: Braden Herr, Brodie Herr, William Herr and Bradlee Rumpza.
Honorary pallbearers are Alan Neilan, Wayne Johnston, Bob Sell, Jim Mikkelson, Angelo Aldentaler, Carlton Barse, Jr., Loren Welch, Gwen Collins, Sandra Murray, Cheryl Peterson, Keith Barse, Russell Barse, Don Barse, his nieces and nephews, and countless friends and family.
Larry was born on October 15, 1951 in Webster, SD to William (Jerry) & Cleo (Barse) Herr. He attended school at Waubay Public School. Following school Larry enlisted in the US Navy in 1969. He served during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Hancock. Larry was honorable discharged in 1973. Following his discharge, he married Kay McCaskell at Waubay. Larry began working construction where he was among those who helped build the Ottertail Power Plant in Milbank. He worked at the Dakota Sioux Casino for several years before getting back into the construction business. He worked for Upper Plains Construction for several years and was presently employed by Loisseau Construction out of Flandreau, SD.
Larry was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Waubay where he was baptized and confirmed; and the Webster VFW Post 4690.
Larry enjoyed collecting coins and guns, metal detecting, playing guitar. He loved all animals, especially horses and dogs. His grandchildren and children were his life. He loved to hunt and fish.
Grateful for having shared his life are one son, Chadd (Dawn) Herr of Humboldt; one daughter, Shannon Herr (Nick Rumpza) of Waubay; four grandchildren: Braden, Brodie and Will Herr, and Bradlee Rumpza; three sisters: Linda Walters of Waubay; Liann (Eugene) Erickson of Webster and Lynel Jordan of Golden, CO.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his maternal and paternal grandparents, and one son, Brad, in 2001.