SPIRIT LAKE - Larry Lee Stinehart, 73, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake.
Larry Lee Stinehart, the ninth child of Gladys (Morgan) and Roland Stinehart, was born in Montgomery, Iowa, on Aug. 14, 1939.
Larry received his early education in the Montgomery Public School and most of his employment years was spent in the construction business being a pipe layer in Iowa and later in Arizona, as a supervisor.
Larry was a confirmed member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Estherville, which he attended with his wife and children.
He enjoyed watching Nascar Races with his favorite driver being Jeff Gordon. He also enjoyed watching the Pittsburg Steelers football team. In later years, he enjoyed horse racing, sharing this love of horse racing with his brother.
Larry took early retirement due to a disability and in 1995, he returned to live in Iowa from Arizona. He continued to live in Spirit Lake, until the time of his death.
Larry is survived by his daughters, Kim Ellis (Bill) of Wallingford, and Bobbie Jo Wood of Arkansas; and sons, Randy Stinehart of Pennsylvania, Lonnie Behrends, Spirit Lake, Rondy Behrends, North Carolina and Todd Behrends, Wash.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia (Walt) Schaffner, California and Gloria Riedemann, Hartley; three brothers, Bill of Jacksonville, Everett (Peggy) of Wisconsin and Vern (Bev) Stinehart of Spencer; and special friend, Lavone Summers, Estherville.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Iza; and two brothers, James and Arthur.
There will be no formal services held for Larry.
The Schuchert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.