Larry Gene Meckstroth

  • Born: March 2, 1945
  • Died: June 21, 2019
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Larry Gene Meckstroth, 74, of Ankeny passed away June 21, 2019.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Ankeny First United Methodist Church.

It is with heavy hearts that we share with our relatives and friends the loss of an amazing Husband, Dad and Grandfather this past Friday.
Larry's parents were Tillie and Wilbur Meckstroth, who raised Larry and his brother Bill on the family farm just north of Clear Lake, IA.
After graduation from Ventura High School in 1963 Larry went into the Army and was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam era. A few years after service on July 11, 1970 he married Barbara Jean Miller.
Larry and Barb spent the first 13 years of marriage living in Charles City, IA. In 1983 they welcomed their daughter Haley Jean.
While living in Charles City Larry worked as Transportation Manager for Oliver Tractor and White Farm Equipment. Due to the closure of White Farm Equipment the family moved to Ankeny, IA in 1986.
He worked for Innovative Injection Technologies in Des Moines until his retirement in 2007.
Larry loved spending time with his family and traveling. During his retirement Larry and Barb wintered in Arizona for many years also traveling to Alaska and Canada.
During the past few years he spent as much time as he could with his grandson Maxwell Gene and was looking forward to meeting his granddaughter this fall.
Larry is survived by his wife Barbara; his daughter Haley (Jared) Sloss, his grandson, Maxwell, and a granddaughter that is "on the way."


Condolence & Memory Journal

Larry was a long time good friend both personally and with definite business connections as well. Always very pleasant to work with during our business association and after his retirement that friendship remained to this day.

Was indeed a shock to hear of his passing and my best wishes and condolences certainly go to Barb, Haley and the rest of the Meckstroth family.

Posted by Gene Gallogly - Mason City, IA - Friend   June 24, 2019

Barb and Haley,
Dave has known Larry his whole life, growing up as neighbor boys. Larry was Dave's sponsor at Ventura High School, when Larry was a senior and Dave a freshman. Larry has continued to be a friend, visiting us whenever he came to manage the Meckstroth farm, across the road from ours. We will miss him.
Dave and Pat Hansen

Posted by Dave and Pat Hansen - Clear Lake, IA - Friend   June 24, 2019

Barb and Haley, I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Kim Fuller - Ankeny, IA - Friend   June 23, 2019

Im so sorry to hear this, Barb. Take care, will be thinking of you.

Posted by Jeannette England - Clearfield, IA - Friend   June 23, 2019

Dear Barb and family. We want to express our sincere sympathies to you all in the loss of Larry. He was a gentle and friendly man, who we were just starting to get to know. Thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Nancy Newby - Edmonton, DC - Friend   June 23, 2019

Posted by LARRY STRICKLER - CEDAR FALLS, IA   June 23, 2019

Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies and prayers to Barb and their family.

Posted by Debbie & Bob Babcock9 - Colorado Springs, CO   June 23, 2019

Our sincerest sympathy to you Barb, Haley, and Jared for the loss of husband, father grandpa and friend. Words are very inadequate. Please accept our long distance hugs. We enjoyed knowing Larry and Barb these last few years as new and dear friends in Arizona. Will talk soon. Take care and may God's grace give you strength and peace. Love you.

Posted by Karen and Dick Wasson - Bloomdale, OH - Friend   June 23, 2019

Jane and I are so sorry, always loved talking to Larry and getting together with you both at Good Life Resort Mesa, Arizona.

Posted by Jeffery Hop - Blaine, MN - Friend   June 23, 2019

Barb & family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Larry was a wonderful man, always with a smile. I have many memories of bowling Friday nights and cookouts from my childhood. He will be truly missed.

Posted by Nikki Kyle - Ames, IA - Friend   June 23, 2019

Dear Barb and family, I am so sorry to learn of Larry's passing. My heart and love goes out to all of you. Your Larry reminded me so much of his Dad, my Uncle Wilbur, looking so much like him. Although I never got to really know Larry I am sure he was the same sweet man like his Dad. Thinking of you, cousin Marjorie Millard

Posted by Marjorie Millard - Perry, MO - Family   June 23, 2019