Larry Dean Hunerdosse, 54, of Central City, died December 12, 2009 (on his father's birthday) at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy Hiawatha after a courageous 10 year battle with cancer. Family will receive friends from 4 until 7 PM with a service at 7 PM on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at the St. Stephens Catholic Church 4700 Valley Farm Rd Central City, IA 52214. On Wednesday family will receive friends from 12 until 1 PM with a service at 1 PM at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home 803 Garfield St. Melcher-Dallas, IA 50163. In Lieu of Flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Larry's memory. Larry was born September 11, 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa to Jesse W. and Evalee (Greene) Hunerdosse. He attended Melcher-Dallas Schools, graduating in 1974. He was active in sports: baseball, basketball, football, and track. He was also a member of the Melcher-Dallas concert, marching, and jazz bands, playing the alto trombone. He showed hogs at the Lucas County 4-H Fair and enjoyed playing fast-pitch softball with the Newbern team. Larry married Tammy Dee Scheib Gress, Swisher in 1981 and was blessed with three children: Ariel, Rena, and Eli. Larry and Tammy were later divorced. He attended Citadel Bible College in Ozark, Arkansas. He dedicated his life to God and was a member of the Newbern Community Church, Chariton Bible Church, and Gospel Light Baptist Church as he moved from one community to another. In each church he was very active in winning souls and leading young people. He worked on the family farm and the Bob Greubel farm, the Chariton Sale Barn, Hy-Vee Warehouse, Johnson's Machine Works, Kenneth Ruch Plumbing Co., Pester Derby Gas Stations, Agency Truck Co., Nelson's Cabinet Shop, and a self employed carpenter. He was a good carpenter; skilled in construction, electricity, and plumbing. Larry coached Junior High Baseball, Basketball, and Football; and assisted in High School Football at Central City for many years. He loved sports and enjoyed being competitive; playing beanbag toss, horseshoes, and golf with his family. Larry enjoyed time with family: bonfires in the back yard or watching NASCAR cheering for Tony Stewart and Jimmy Johnson. He helped Lou Ann with PTO, Post Prom, school activities, building sets for plays, 4-H, and Boy Scouts. He is survived by his children: Ariel (Justin) Bartling of Marion, Rena (Ryan) Cozak of Festus, MO, and Eli (Maggie) Hunerdosse of Marion; his special friend and significant other Lou Ann Phillips of Central City; her children: Ryan (Marissa Nie) Phillips and Brad Phillips all of Central City; grandchildren: Ethan Bartling, Kinnick Bartling, and Bella Mae Hunerdosse; his mother Evalee Hunerdosse of Newton; and siblings: Etha (Ron) Carson and Jack Hunerdosse all of Newton; 5 nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. He will be greatly missed by all his family, friends, and students that he coached.
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