Larry Mart, 83, of Vermillion, S.D., passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion with burial of ashes to follow in St. Agnes Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will begin 5 p.m. Tuesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the church. The funeral service will be live streamed on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hansenfuneral.
Larry was born June 3, 1937, in Wakonda, S.D., to Harold and Ruth (Nelson) Mart. He graduated from Wakonda High School and moved to Vermillion where he worked for Heck's Service and Brunick's Body Shop. He met Rosemary Brown and they married in February of 1960.
Larry was called to serve for the Army National Guard, returning to work full time at Brunick's Body Shop which he later purchased in 1965. The business became Mart Auto Body and Marine which he still worked at until his recent illness.
Larry enjoyed spending time with family, the river, corn cob cooking, BBQ and putting time in at work.
Larry is survived by his wife, Rose; six children, Jeff (Julie) Mart, Doug (Sarah) Mart, Karen (Kurt) Bauermeister, Deb (Ken) Vigdal, Kathy Peckam and Dan (Carrie) Mart; 15 grandchildren, Amy (Henry) Sanford, Chris (Jana) Mart, Tanner (Casey) Mart, Nick (Jordynne) Mart, William Mart, Maggie Peterson, Gray Peterson, Gertie Peterson, Ryan (Allie) Bauermeister, Kendra Bauermeister, Sara (Drew) Schiltz, Thomas (Crystal) Vigdal, Tomalyn Peckham, Carly Peckham and Carter Mart; seven great-grandchildren, Nolan, Gracie, Caden, Camry and Wesley Mart, Jackson and Cecelia Sanford; and a sister, Marilyn Harnois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Ruth; an infant son, John; and a brother-in-law, John Harnois.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Agnes Catholic Church or School.