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“Larry was a long time good friend both personally and with definite business connections as well. Always very pleasant to work with during our...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Gene Gallogly - Mason City, IA

“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...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Dave and Pat Hansen - Clear Lake, IA

“Barb and Haley, I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Kim Fuller - Ankeny, IA - Friend

“Im so sorry to hear this, Barb. Take care, will be thinking of you. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Jeannette England - Clearfield, IA

“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...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy Newby - Edmonton, DC


6 of 11 | Posted by: LARRY STRICKLER - CEDAR FALLS, IA

“Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies and prayers to Barb and their family. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Debbie & Bob Babcock9 - CO

“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...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Karen and Dick Wasson - Bloomdale, OH

“Jane and I are so sorry, always loved talking to Larry and getting together with you both at Good Life Resort Mesa, Arizona. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Jeffery Hop - Blaine, MN - Friend

“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...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Nikki Kyle - Ames, IA - Friend

“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...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Marjorie Millard - Perry, MO


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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."