Richard J. Larimer

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Richard J. Larimer, 72, of Cedar Falls, died Oct. 5, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. 

Richard was born on March 19, 1948, in Ames, to Robert and Minnie (Johnson) Larimer and married Karen Astin on Dec. 22, 1972. He worked as a special education teacher and consultant for many years. Richard was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls and enjoyed golfing, sports of all kinds and reading. He was always proud to be a Norwegian Lutheran. In his 10-year battle with cancer and other health complications, Richard never lost his easy-going attitude or his commitment to his family and faith.

Richard is survived by his wife Karen of Cedar Falls; his two sons, Christopher (Danielle) Larimer and their two children, Drew and Nora of Cedar Falls and Michael Larimer (Cathy Kerbey) of Chicago, Ill., and his brother, Robert Larimer of Des Moines.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Christopher; and his sweet dog, Hanna.

Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls. Private family burial will be in the Story City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the UNI Panther Scholarship Club, St. John’s Lutheran Church, an animal rescue league of donor’s choice or the Salvation Army.

Soderstrum Funeral Home in Story City is entrusted with arrangements.

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