In Memory of Larry Dwight Walls



Larry Dwight  Walls
Larry Dwight Walls
Born: February 10, 1952
Died: October 23, 2017
Age: 65
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Larry Dwight Walls
February 10, 1952 - October 23, 2017

Larry D. Walls, age 65, of Battle Creek, Iowa, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 27, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa.  The Rev. Kevin Freese will officiate.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 27, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, IA. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com

   Larry Dwight Walls, was born on February 10, 1952, in Independence, MO, to Raymond Walls and Ione Kirksey. Larry grew up in Independence and attended Truman High School.  In 1969, he enlisted into the United States Army and was discharged due to injury.

   On December 11, 1971, Larry married Julie A. Nailor in the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa.  The couple made their home in Missouri for two years before moving to their forever home in Battle Creek, Iowa. Larry and Julie were blessed with five children Tonya, Larry, Jr., Don, Ebon, and Josh.

   Larry worked for his father-in-law at Nailor Fertilizer. He learned about application and marketing of fertilizer for crop production. As a Crop Management Specialist he also worked for Cal-Car and the Ida Grove Co-op.

   Larry enjoyed fishing, playing ball, track, board games, playing cards, watching old western movies, and holidays. He treasured every moment spent with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

   Left to cherish Larry’s memories are his loving wife of 45 years Julie Walls of Battle Creek, IA; children Tonya Karpinski of Okemos, MI, Larry, Jr. (Janelle) Walls of Bellevue, NE, Don (Heather) Walls of Omaha, NE, Ebon (Andrea) Walls of Jenks, Oklahoma, and Josh Walls of Early, IA; grandchildren Whitney, Cody, Jaxon, Jaden, Libby, Lexis, Kennedy, Ty, Addie, Trenna, Kierce and one on the way; step grandson Tyler; siblings Buddy (Cheryl) Walls, Jackie (Jodie) Jewell, Kirk Brewer, and Sharon (David) Rock all of the Independence, MO area;  aunt Pamela Price of Independence, MO; and uncles Nathan (Dorothy) Kirksey and Anthony “Tony” (Marsha) Kirksey all of Independence, MO.

   Larry was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Donna and Paula, and uncle Richard Price.


SERVICES

11:00 a.m., Friday
October 27, 2017
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Rev. Kevin J. Freese

CASKET BEARERS

Derek Nailor
Brandon Miller
Barrett Miller
Kyle Leizer
Chris Corbin
Kim Bremer
Amy Downey

VISITATION

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Friday, October 27, 2017
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa

MUSIC

Recorded Selections
"If I Had Only Known" By Reba McEntire
"I Look To You" Whitney Houston
"The Lord's Prayer" Sherri Meier Anderson


Condolences


Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 2:03 PM
“Julie and Family, We are sorry to learn of Larry's passing. May God's blessing be upon all of you and may you remember him always.”
- Randy Carpenter
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 9:56 AM
“I was sorry to learn of Larry's death. Please accept my sympathy and concern. Family is precious, so keep each other close at this difficult time.”
- Ann Holst
Monday, October 30, 2017 at 8:31 AM
“Julie and family, so sorry for your lost. We hope the days get easier.”
- Dan and Mindy Ehler
Monday, October 30, 2017 at 8:31 AM
“Julie and family, your family and ours have so many memories, of us playing ball and then with all the kids adventures, we will truly treasure those times! Thinking and praying for you my friend! Love to all, Jim and Ronds”
- Jim and Ronda
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:25 AM
“Julie and family
So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Larry, working with him, playing cards and having a cold one or two. He was very proud of his family! He had a great sense of humor and always liked a good joke. He will be missed. ”
- Dave Ortman
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:25 AM
“When I was young,I spent a good amount of time at the wall's.They are great family and for a time,even if brief when considering time,they always made me feel very welcome.With that,and looking back,I can easily say Larry was just a special person..The kind that you look up to when you're young.Later in life when all the kid's were grown and moved away, Larry would still take time to strike up small talk with me when we seen each other, However most of these conversations quickly turned into an update about his kids and grandkids.He jumped on every moment to work all you guys into the conversation, even if it was off topic..He was proud of all you immensely.My sincere and deepest condolences to the Walls family,And I'm sure without a doubt, Larry is smiling down, beaming with pride.Prayers.”
- Chad Vermeys
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:25 AM
“Julie, Tonya and families, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love to all of you. ”
- Rod and Trish Bean
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:25 AM
“Deb and I are truly sorry to hear about Larry. We will keep you in our prayers Julie.”
- Randy & Deb Wonder
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 9:24 AM
“Julie and family, we are saddened to see that Larry passed away yesterday. You and your family are certainly in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap His loving arms around each and every one of you and grant you His eternal peace. We are promised to see our loved ones again when we join them in our real home in Heaven. ”
- Loren and Janice Jepsen
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 9:24 AM
“Julie and families. So sorry to hear about Larry. You have our families deepest sympathy!!!”
- Barnie Goettsch
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 8:07 PM
“Julie and family, I am so sorry to hear of Larrys death. I haven't seen you guys for a long time so I don't know if Larry was ill or cause of death. But it doesn't matter he was a young man . Sending thoughts and prayers and sorry I will not beable to attend but will be thinking of all of you🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏”
- Judy pluth
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 8:07 PM
“Julie so sorry for you and your kids lose ! Thinking of you!”
- Diane Fleenor
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 8:07 PM
“So sorry for ur loss. He will be missed by many . Sending prayers and hugs your way . ”
- Betsy Mefferd and kids
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 8:07 PM
“So sorry for your loss, Julie and family.. I always enjoyed cutting Larry's hair many moons ago... and our visits... Freddie always enjoyed working with him at the fertilizer company too... Sincere condolences.
- Mareta Vermeys
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 8:07 PM
“Julie and family, I'm so sorry to read about your loss of Larry.. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
- Fern Krayenhagen
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