Larry Appleby, 67, of Oxford Junction, passed away peacefully Monday, July 25, 2016, at Jones Regional Medical Hospital in Anamosa surrounded by his family. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Legionnaire in Oxford Junction. His visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Lahey Funeral Home in Oxford Junction. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Monticello.
Larry Eugene Appleby was born Feb. 26, 1949, in Iowa City, to Freddie and Luella (Boots) Appleby. He married the love of his life, Mary Kay Fedderson, on Aug. 8, 1969, in Anamosa. He served in the U.S. Army for eight years, enlisting in 1966.
Larry worked for Iowa Steel in Cedar Rapids, Wilson Food and IAC in Iowa City. He was a member of Harley Hogs. He enjoyed to fish, hunt, camp and travel. Larry also enjoyed gambling. He loved spending time with his family and friends. The neighborhood kids often enjoyed his company and knew him as Grandpa or Uncle Larry. He enjoyed time with his dogs, they were his boys.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Mary Appleby of Oxford Junction; son, Nicholas Appleby of Indiana; daughter, Shelby (Chris Millard) Appleby of Marion; sisters, Mary (Duane) Kaplan of Iowa City and Bernadean (Bob) DeWald of Oxford Junction; and brothers, Paul (Roxy) Appleby of Cedar Rapids, Cletus John (Rosemary) Appleby of Cedar Rapids and Thomas (Joann) Appleby of Cedar Rapids.
He was preceded in death by his parents and many sisters and brothers.
Memorials may be left to his family in his honor.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com.
Posted on Wednesday, 27 July 2016