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Larry Joseph Kovar, age 80

Larry Joseph Kovar, age 80, of East and Forks, MN, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, with his family by his side.

Larry Joseph Kovar was born on September 18, 1935, in Grand Forks, ND, to the late Joseph and Anna (Arnold) Kovar.  Larry was baptized and confirmed at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Tabor, MN.  Larry grew up in East Grand Forks, MN, and attended Sunnyside School District #46.  On June 16, 1955, Larry was united in marriage to Donna Louise Wesolowski in Ardoch, ND.  Together, Larry and Donna raised six children.

Larry was a caring husband and father, a beloved brother, and a proud grandpa and great-grandpa.  He was hard working and could fix anything.  We loved to listen to his stories.  Oh how he loved to visit with anyone. 

Larry was employed early in his life starting on the family farm and then at City Service, White Seal Sales,

Johnson Iron and Machine, Deep Rock-Pulkrabek, East Side Dairy Queen, Polly’s Pizza, Farmsco Café, Vern Hagen Farms, the South Forks Dairy Queen, and in 1978 built, owned, and operated the Roseau Dairy Queen until retirement.

Larry is survived by sons: Stuart (Roberta) Kovar of East Grand Forks, MN; Keith (Lori) Kovar of East Grand Forks; MN, Kevin (June) Kovar of Frazee, MN; daughters: Doreen (Sherman) Stortroen of East Grand Forks, MN; Jodie (Harry) Fite of Lexington, KY; and Karlyne Kovar of East Grand Forks, MN; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister, Jeanne (Dennis) Braaten; as well as many more nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Donna Kovar; and brothers, Roger and Ralph Kovar.

Most of all Larry loved and cherished his family.  Blessed be the memory of Larry Joseph Kovar.

Mass of Christian Burial:  10:30 am on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Tabor, MN.

Visitation:  5:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a Prayer Service at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Dahl Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, MN.


Interment:  Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery ~ Tabor, MN


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Arrangements By:  Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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