|Larry Rahn, 66|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Larry Rahn, 66, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, N.D., as a result of a car accident near Lancaster.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at the Evangelical Free Church in Thief River Falls, with Pastor Jeff Gauss officiating. Casket bearers were Cody Adrian, Ryan Rude, Matt Carpenter, Shawn Hawkinson, Brian Joppru, Scott Beito and Kevin Rahn. Interment was held in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Red Lake Falls.
Larry Wayne Rahn was born April 24, 1945, son of Willard Peter and Esther Irene (Radtke) Rahn at Mountain Lake. He was baptized at Bethel Mennonite Church May 21, 1961. He attended Mt. Lake Public School and the AVTI in Thief River Falls, where he received a degree in auto body and accounting. Larry entered the U.S. Army Nov. 19, 1965, served his country in Vietnam and was honorably discharged on Nov. 18, 1971.
On Sept. 6, 1969, Larry was united in marriage to Barbara Bendel. Years later, Larry was united in marriage to Barb Ness on July 29, 2011. Larry was self-employed in an auto body and auto mechanics shop. He worked for the city of Thief River Falls for 21 years retiring in 2010. Since his retirement, he has been employed by Auto Value in Thief River Falls.
Larry raised and showed horses, played golf, enjoyed hunting, fishing and wildlife. Larry loved spending time with Barb, family and his good friends. He was a member of the Lions and enjoyed his military reunions every year.
Larry is survived by his wife Barbara of Thief River Falls; daughter Lisa (Glade)Platts of Ketchum, Idaho; stepdaughter Shana Johnson (special friend Joe Ramsey); grandchildren Megan Platts; stepgrandchildren Trevor and Kiarra Johnson; mother Esther Redekop of Mountain Lake; sister Delphe (Khaled) Othman of Riverside, Calif. and brother Roger (Carla) Rahn of Mountain Lake.
He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Rahn, son Wayne Rahn, father Willard Rahn and stepfather Jacob Redekop.