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Larry Rexius

WAUBAY- Larry Rexius, 63 of Waubay died on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at his home on Blue Dog Lake. His funeral will be at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, July 17, 2010 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster, Rev. Daniel and Rev. Kristin Ostercamp will officiate. Military interment will be at Webster Cemetery. Visitation will be at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster on Friday 5-8 P.M. and prior to services on Saturday. Larry Robert Rexius was born on March 12, 1947 to Reuben and Mildred (Whelton) Rexius at Saginaw, Michigan. He was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church. He attended a Lutheran elementary school and graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1964. In September 1964 he entered the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the USS Orion at Norfolk, Virginia. On June 18, 1966 he married Sue Hahn at Shields, Michigan. While in the Navy he attended Class A Molder School. After his discharge in September 1969 the couple returned to Brant, Michigan. In 1974 he began his career in the foundry business, working for Saginaw Casting Company. In 1979 they moved to Minneapolis where he started working for Mereen-Johnson Foundry and in 1980 was transferred to Webster with the company and in 1988 assumed position as foundry manager. He was united in marriage to Marie (Tvinnereim) Shoemaker on December 24, 1995 at Webster. The couple made their home in Webster. In 2004 Mereen-Johnson Foundry was sold. In 2004 the couple sold their home in Webster and moved to their lake home on Blue Dog Lake near Waubay. Larry began working at Pier Foundry and Pattern Shop in St. Paul in 2005 but maintained his residence in Waubay. He retired in 2010. Larry was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster where he served on the Church Council where he served as President. He belonged to Webster Development Corporation, American Foundry Society and Herbert McKennett Post 40 American Legion of Webster. He enjoyed bowling, fishing golfing, yardwork and spending time on his pontoon on Blue Dog Lake. Most of all he loved and enjoyed his grandchildren. Larry passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Blue Dog Lake, Waubay, South Dakota at the age of 63 years, 3 months and 29 days. Survivors include his wife, Marie of Blue Dog Lake; two daughters, Robin (Tim) Jacobson of Webster, SD and Debbie (Mark) Loe of Baltic, SD; three sons, John (Angela) Shoemaker, Jason (Charla) Shoemaker and Joel (Alyssa) Shoemaker all of Webster, SD; his father, Reuben Rexius of Saginaw, MI; one brother, Dennis (& friend, Janine Skoglund) Rexius of Minneapolis, MN; one sister, Nancy (Blair) Smith of Kalamazoo, MI; and sixteen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and one sister, Sally Ferman.

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Marie and family, We offer our deepest sympathies. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. We both enjoyed visiting with both of you. Larry will be missed. Your friends Mike & Mary.

Mike & Mary Brzica Jul 19 2010 12:00 AM

Marie and family, I am so sorry to hear about Larry. He was a great guy and will be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Lean on your friends and family.

Marcia Solberg Jul 17 2010 12:00 AM

Marie, We were very sorry to hear about Larry’s death. Although we can’t make it any easier for you, please know we are remembering you in our prayers. As time goes by, may your memories bring you comfort.

Don and Marianna Finn Jul 17 2010 12:00 AM

Marie and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Larry. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this sad time. I have fond memories of Larry and Marie, and cherish the help and advice you both gave during a difficult time in my life. The lake cabin is such a special place, and I'm glad he could be there with you till the end. With my deepest sympathy.

Amber Grayson Jul 16 2010 12:00 AM

Our sympathies go out to the family of Larry. I enjoyed our time spent together playing cards last summer and will always remember that big smile. So sorry to hear of his passing. God bless you Larry and God bless your family during this stressful time. Patrick and Vickie Bohinski Saginaw, Michigan

Patrick Bohinski Jul 15 2010 12:00 AM

Marie and family So sorry to hear of Larry's death. Mervyn passed the information along to Sandy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family at this difficult time. Leeila & Clarence

Leeila & Clarence Bina Jul 15 2010 12:00 AM

Marie...So sorry to read of Larry's passing. He had lots of smiles at our reunion and I applaud him for his galant effort. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Karen Baumgarn Jaquet

Karen Baumgarn Jaquet Jul 15 2010 12:00 AM

Marie and family, You have my deepest sympathy. God Bless you and your family at this difficult time

Kelly Fishbeck Jul 15 2010 12:00 AM

Uncle Rex was my favorite Uncle....My condolences to Marie,Robin and Debbie and all family & friends who knew and loved him. ....I envy all of you out there in Webster, as you were able to have so much time with him over the last 30years.

Michael Ferman Jul 14 2010 12:00 AM

Marie and family you have my deepest sympathy and if i can be of help in any way don't be afraid to call. my prayers are for you and yours and a special prayer for Lartry to be at peace and home with our Lord my sympathy Barb T

Barbara Tchida Jul 14 2010 12:00 AM

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