Larry Joseph Harn , age 76, passed away peacefully Friday, August 30th, 2019.
Larry was born in Puyallup, WA, on November 2nd 1943 to Ralph Harn and Selma Soraasli Harn.
Larry grew up and attended school in Plentywood, MT. After graduating, Larry joined the United States Navy. During his time in the Navy, he served as a corpsman aiding wounded or ill soldiers.
After discharging from the Navy, Larry wed Joan Strom and was blessed with two children, Pat & Lisa.
Larry went on to further his education, he attended Miles Community College School of Nursing, where he was one of the first male students to graduate with his RN degree. After graduating with his degree, Larry was employed with the VA Medical Center as a surgical nurse and case manager for fellow veterans and current soldiers until he retired, allowing Larry another opportunity to serve the country he loved.
Anyone who knew Larry knew he couldn’t sit still. Blessed with brains and a love of people, Larry began working as a bookkeeper for Parkers Super Services upon his retirement from the VA. Larry never knew a stranger and anyone who was fortunate enough to know him was welcomed with open arms, a firm handshake and a cold drink. Larry’s greatest pride was his ever-growing family. Larry relished time spent with his grandkids hunting, fishing, and taking drives. Larry loved time spent talking with friends and family almost as much as they loved visiting with Larry, listening to him pass on stories and always managing to pass on a little sliver of wisdom and advice.
One of his greatest joys was being a great-grandfather to Gabriella (his “Gabby girl”), Dax, and Freya Ewalt, Jade, Hayden, and Macy Ballensky, and Larry was eagerly awaiting the upcoming arrival of “baby Davis”.
Larry was preceded in death by his father, Ralph and mother Selma, his brother Howard (Lee) Harn, his beloved sister Lorraine (Zeke) Zeitner, and former wife Joan Harn. He is survived by his son Patrick (Jennifer) Harn, Lisa (John) Kuntz, and grandchildren, Renn (Tasha) Ewalt, Matt Perkins, Richelle (Cam) Davis, Amber (Damian) Ballensky, Alishia (Lucas) Zemlicka, and AJ Harn, along with his 7 beloved great grandchildren.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Eastern Montana State Veterans Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be sent by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com