Larry Sigerud, 73



Larry Sigerud, age 73 of Goodridge, MN died peacefully on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.


Funeral service to celebrate his life will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Faith Lutheran Church in Goodridge, MN with Rev. Philip Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Rosendal Cemetery rural Goodridge, MN. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN.


Larry Clayton Sigerud was born on November 6, 1942 on the Sigerud family farm in Reiner Township, Pennington County, MN the son of Harry and Mabel (Tangen) Sigerud. He was baptized and confirmed at Rosendal Lutheran Church, rural Goodridge, MN. Larry attended the Goodridge School graduating with the class of 1960.


Following high school, Larry went to work for Nabisco in Minneapolis, MN and in 1962 moved to Buffalo, WY where he went to work on road construction for Reeves Construction. He soon met his future wife, Doreen Gibson while she was working at her mother’s firework’s business. They were married on August 1, 1964 at the First Methodist Church in Buffalo, WY. They made their home in Buffalo for a short time and were blessed with a son, Kurt in 1965. The family moved to Lake City, MN where Larry worked for a Steel Foundry.


In 1966 they moved to Milwaukee, WI where Larry worked for North Central Airlines. While in Milwaukee they were blessed with a daughter Janita in 1967 and a son, Jon in 1971. His work with the air freight moved the family a number of times, including a transfer to Memphis where he was Vice President of Operations, along with moves to Atlanta, GA, Houston TX and then to Minneapolis, MN where they made their home in Lakeville, MN. In 1979 the family moved to Goodridge, MN and started farming. Larry spent the winters of 1990 and 1991 working construction in the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Hugo. The last ten years before his retirement in 2004, Larry worked for Swingen Construction building bridges.


He loved spending summers with his family and friends at Springsteel Resort on Lake Of The Woods. He and Doreen looked forward to their vacations in Mexico and the Caribbean and the past four winters were spent in Rockport, TX. Larry enjoyed fishing, driving his golf cart, deer hunting, reading, and keeping in touch (early in the morning) with family and friends on his cell phone. Larry was a member of the Lakeville Jaycees and Goodridge Lions Club. Larry and Doreen have also been licensed adult foster care providers for the past 30 years.


Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Doreen of Goodridge, MN; children, Kurt (Cherie) Sigerud of Goodridge, MN, Janita (Tony) McLean of Greenbush, MN, Jon (Renae) Sigerud of Otsego, MN; grandchildren, Aaron Sigerud, Amanda (Brady) Nelson, Taylor McLean, Emily McLean, Caden Sigerud, Katie Sigerud, Cody Sigerud; step-grandchildren, Nolan Schuler, Nicholas (Stephanie) Schuler, Great Grandchildren, Talia Nelson; step great-grandchild, Jase Schuler; brother, James (Judy) Sigerud of Pewaukee, WI; sister, Debbie (Lance) Kohlmeyer of Fargo, ND; brother-in-law, Allen Horning; aunt, Hulda Sigerud; and many other relatives and friends.


He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marilyn Horning; and grandson, Ty Sigerud.


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