The Rev. Dr. Oliver L. Larkin
The Rev. Dr. Oliver L. Larkin, 72, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at the Cedar Falls Health Care Center.
He was born May 9, 1946, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Oliver E. and Margaret G. (Good) Larkin. He married Brenda Grieder-Vavroch on May 24, 1997, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cedar Falls.
He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, earned his master's from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City and doctorate from Drew University in New Jersey. He was a minister with the Methodist Church for 30 years, then Disciples of Christ, and later taught at Hawkeye Community College, retiring in 2008.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda, of Cedar Falls; a daughter, Sarah (Erik) Hoffman of Fort Atkinson, Wis.; a son, Dan (Chevonne) Larkin of Hawaii; three stepsons, Eric (Dawn) Vavroch of North Carolina, Todd Vavroch and Justin (Brenda) Vavroch, both of Cedar Falls; 10 grandchildren; mother-in-law, Hila Grieder of Illinois; a brother, Tim (Deb) Larkin of Keystone; a sister, Jane (Raymond) Meyers of Cedar Falls; a brother-in-law, Marvin (Deanne) Grieder of Belle Plaine; a sister-in-law, Diane (Paul) Cooper; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and father-in-law, Howard L. Grieder.
Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls. Richardson Funeral Service in Cedar Falls is assisting the family.
Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.