Larry E. Childress, 83 of Humboldt, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Humboldt Care Center South.
He was born May 20, 1936 in Lyon County, Iowa, the son of J.C. and Mildred (Cohrt) Childress. Larry enlisted in the United States Army. On April 18, 1959 he was united in marriage to Eleanor Roemen in Rock Rapids. The couple made their home in Humboldt and Larry worked in sales in the seed corn industry. He enjoyed golf, vegetable gardening and volunteered hours with the local food pantry and Meals on Wheels.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor and children Pamela (Tom) Tecklenburg, Dale Childress, Lynn ( Matt) Raveling, Patrick (Tricia) Childress, Julie (Jeff) Olson, Paul (Dyan) Childress, 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, his sister Lois (Ladean) Klein, his brother Steven Childress, brothers and sisters-in-law Elaine Childress, Marvin and Mary Roemen, Roger and Bernadine Schlotfeldt, Bill VerMulm and Roger and Carol Roemen, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother George, sister-in-law Evelyn VerMulm and brother-in-law Ronald Roemen.
Visitation will be Wednesday, October 2nd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Humboldt. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.