Larry D. Maxwell, 75, passed away Saturday April 5th, 2014 at HCI Kavanaugh House.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, April 12th, 2014. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm with memorial service beginning at 5:30 pm.
Larry was born in Perry, Iowa on March 9th, 1939. He spent his youth in Des Moines, IA graduating from Lincoln High School in 1957. He graduated from Drake University College of Pharmacy in 1961. In 1972, Larry and his family relocated to Bettendorf, Iowa and purchased Stewart Pharmacy. He renamed the pharmacy Bettendorf Drugs, Inc. and operated the store until 1989. He then worked at Osco Drug until his retirement in 1996.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sonja (Ingle) Maxwell and two children; son Brad (Karen J.) Maxwell of Davenport, IA and daughter Karen K. (Joe) Merrill of Ankeny, IA; Grandchildren Derek and Erin Maxwell and Jessica and Benjamin Merrill; as well as Step Mother- in- Law Orleath Ingle of Ankeny, IA, Sister- in- Law Nancy Maxwell of East Moline, Il; four nephews, 2 nieces and many great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Donald Maxwell and a sister, Ardeth Baber.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Larry Maxwell Family Scholarship Fund, Drake University, College of Pharmacy, 2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311.
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