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Larry A. Prince

June 23, 2020
Emmetsburg News

RUTHVEN -- Celebration of Life for Larry A. Prince is Sunday, June 28, from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 4 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven. The Rev. Bill Schreiber is the celebrant.

Inurnment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Ruthven. Military rites will be conducted by members of American Legion Post #33, Ruthven. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven is in charge of arrangements.

Larry Alan Prince, son of L.A. and Julia (Wilcox) Prince, was born March 1, 1949 in Sacramento, CA. He received his education in Sacramento and El Paso schools. Larry attended college where he studied drafting.

On Feb. 29, 1968 Larry was inducted into the United States Army, serving two tours in Vietnam as a helicopter crew chief in the 7th of the 1st Air Cav Mobile unit. Larry received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Air Medal before being honorably discharged.

Larry was employed in construction where he worked as a millwright and foreman. He was a member of American Legion Post #33 in Ruthven.

On July 14, 1990, Larry was united in marriage to Claudia (Pettit) Liessmann in Reno, NV. They made their home in Reno before moving to Ruthven.

Larry loved having a good time, especially building things and going fishing. He also loved to draw and paint with oils and pastels.

Larry passed away suddenly on Friday, March 13, 2020 in Lubbock, TX, at the age of 71. He was preceded in death by his father, L.A. Prince and step father, Donald Traywick, Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Claudia of Ruthven; eight step-children; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two more greats on the way; his mother, Julia Traywick of El Paso, TX; half brother, Donald Traywick of El Paso, TX; sister, Susan Bailey of Texas; as well as many other relatives and friends.

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