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Lawrence (Larry) Skow

LAWRENCE 'LARRY' D. SKOW
Marion

Lawrence "Larry" D. Skow, 79, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids following a long battle with heart disease.
Larry was born April 24, 1939, in Cedar Rapids, to Delbert and Winnifred Skow.
He graduated from Franklin High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1961. Following his service, he was employed by the Iowa Department of Transportation until his retirement. Larry loved reading and was an ace at crossword puzzles. Larry had a love and wonderful talent for wood carving. The many pieces he created for family and friends will be cherished.
Larry is survived by his brother, Dennis (Lora) Skow, Dublin, Calif.; sister, Chris (Doug) Sturgeon, Eagle Point, Ore.; brother, Bruce (Judy) Skow, Omaha, Neb.; and many loved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Janice Rockwell; his partner, Linda Whitt; and his beloved pets.
Larry's wit and his warm smile will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
In lieu of a memorial service or flowers, a contribution can be made to the Cedar Valley Humane Society, 7411 Mount Vernon Rd., Cedar Rapids, IA 52403, in his name.