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-Larry Frank Sheetz-

Larry Frank Sheetz of Wapello passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City after a long illness. He will be missed.

Visitation for family and friends was held Saturday, Sept. 17 from 1-3:00 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home in Keota. A memorial service followed at 3:00 p.m. at Powell’s, with the Rev. Dennis Hopes officiating. Larry’s remains will be scattered at a later time. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Larry was born to Andy and Florence (Frank) Sheetz on April 18, 1937, in Washington County, IA, one of ten children. He graduated from Keota High School in 1955. He married Ann Shelman in 1958; they were married for 20 years and had three children, Steve, Mark, and Jeff.

Larry worked as a foreman at River Products quarries in Keota and the surrounding area for 26 years, retiring in 1993.

Survivors include Larry’s sons, Steve Sheetz, and Mark "Trail" Sheetz, both of Keota, and Jeff (Gayle) Sheetz of Coralville; sisters, Marge Davison of Wayland, Naomi Wade of Marion, and Pauline (Bill) Cady of Keota; one brother, Jim (Ginger) Sheetz of Keota; two sisters-in-law, Liz Sheetz of Lanexa, VA, and Carole Sheetz of Grand Junction, CO; many nieces and nephews; a good friend and neighbor, Sharon Kording of Wapello; and his faithful dog, Sammy.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Dick Sheetz, Roger (Estie) Sheetz, Ray (Celia) Sheetz, and Paul Sheetz; sister, Imogene Sparby; brothers-in-law, Everett Davison and Fred Wade; and one nephew, Brett Sparby.

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