Lawrence O. "Larry" Skaalerud

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Lawrence O. Skaalerud, 83

St. Cloud, MN

July 3, 1929 - March 31, 2013





Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud for Lawrence O. "Larry" Skaalerud, age 83, of St. Cloud, who passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the St. Cloud Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Reverend Darin Seaman will officiate. Burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls with full military honors.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and after 9:00 a.m. on Friday all at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Larry was born on July 3, 1929 in Willmar, Minnesota to Elvin and Helen (Hanson) Skaalerud. He served 22 years honorably in the United States Army. Larry married Leona G. "Lee" Feld on January 14, 1950 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Joseph. He owned and operated Carroll County TV. Larry also worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad as a Mechanical Foreman from 1971 until 1991. He was a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion.

Larry enjoyed model trains, playing the accordion, guitar, and electric organ. He especially appreciated all the time spent with family and friends.

He is survived by his son, Lawrence "Butch" Jr. of Holmen, WI; brothers and sisters, Elroy (Avis) of St. Cloud, Margaret Kloss of St. Joseph, Evlyn Sigler of St. Cloud and Donna Diedrich of Waite Park; sister-in-laws, Marilyn and Cleone; and many nieces and nephews.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lee in 2011; brothers Walter, Roger, and Howard.

A Special Thank You to the Staff at the St. Cloud Hospital and St. Cloud V.A. Medical Center for the care and comfort given to Larry.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Apr. 3, 2013
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