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Lawrence G. "Larry" Eder

1945 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Lawrence G. "Larry" Eder Obituary
Lawrence G. (Larry) Eder, 70, of Inverness, FL passed away peacefully at Hospice Care Center, Lecanto, FL after a long battle with cancer. He was born October 16, 1945, son of George & Virginia (Leubbers) Eder in Garden City, Kansas. He attended schools in Arriba, Colorado, St. Joseph's Military Academy and graduated from Atwood High School, Atwood, Kansas. Enlisting in the Marines, thereafter, he served in combat in Vietnam. He was married on June 20, 1070 to Rodella Alford in Manhattan, KS, and then afterwards, they parted ways. He owned and operated McDougals Restaurant, Manhattan, KS for over seventeen years.
Afterwards, he was employed at Fort Riley, KS as a contracted mechanic. He is survived by his companion of thirty years, Judy Payne, Inverness; his mother, Virginia Eder of Arriba, CO; two sisters, Cindy (Dan) Pletcher of Goodland, KS, and Karen (Doug) Hanson, Platteville, CO, and one brother, David Eder of Arriba, CO. He was blessed with five children; Misty D. Volner, Milford, KS, Trevor R. Eder, Bonner Springs, KS, Stephanie (Kyle) Holland, Clarksville, AR, Laura Eder, Moline, IL, and Dana (Jeff) Stobbe, Parhump, NV; seven grandchildren, Brock & Aubrey Eder, Trace & Everett Thacker, Morgan & Addison Mitchell, and Jackie Stobbe; several loving nieces and nephews. He was best known in the Inverness, Florida area as "the guy in the cowboy hat", massive garage sales at his home, and his kindness for the elderly for which he was known as "jack of all trades, the energizer bunny". He was very grateful for his family and friends. He was a nine year liver transplant recipient and thankful to the Tennessee Valley VA team, Iowa City staff, and James Haley VA for the wonderful care he always received. Also a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1786, Manhattan, KS. He stated, "he was proud and humbled to have served his country". As a Catholic, he was in the tender hands of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness.
The family wishes to thank all of the VA medical staff, and HPH Hospice Care Center for their care and tenderness. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at his home on January 17, 2016, at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any veterans organization of your choice in his memory. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Dec. 15, 2015
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