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Larry Dean DuVal, 84, of Onawa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Elmwood Care Centre in Onawa.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 14, 2018, at Faith Lutheran Church in Onawa, with Pastor Shari Schwedhelm officiating. Military honors will be provided by the United States Army. Memorial graveside services and burial will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the Jordan Township Cemetery near Soldier, Iowa. Visitation will be 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 14, 2018, at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa.
Larry was born on December 21, 1933, near Malvern, Iowa, the son of Lenard and Geneva (Hunt) DuVal. The family moved to a farm near Hemingford, Nebraska, when Larry was six months old, where his father and grandfather raised hogs, cattle, corn, wheat, and potatoes. The family moved back to farm west of Glenwood, Iowa, in 1941, and later to the family farm west of Tabor, Iowa, in 1945. Larry graduated from the Shady Grove country school in 1948, from the Tabor High School in 1951, and from Iowa State University in 1957 with a BS degree in dairy science. His college studies were interrupted for two years while he served in the United States Army, during which time he was based in central and southern Germany.
He married Rose Mariam Hadden on August 15, 1954, in Soldier. To this union, four children were born: David, Dean, Dale, and Diane. The couple moved to Onawa in 1963.
Larry worked in the Iowa State Extension Service, first in Audubon, Audubon Co., Iowa, as an intern, then Sidney, Fremont Co., Iowa, and Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa, as a 4-H Program assistant and program leader, and in 1963, he became the Monona County Extension Director where he spent the remainder of his career in the Extension Service. He retired from extension in 1989. In 1994, he ran for and was elected as the Monona County Supervisor for the western district of the county.
He enjoyed computers, photography, farming, genealogy, hunting, fishing, and following the Iowa State University sports teams. He was involved with 4-H, the Master Gardener, tractor safety, and hunter education programs. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought much joy to his life. He belonged to several genealogy clubs, and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Onawa.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, David and Shelley DuVal of Rudd, IA, Dean and JoAnn DuVal of Lebanon, OH, Dale and Julie DuVal of Logan, IA, and Diane and Dan Foss of Castana, IA; thirteen grandchildren, Rachel DuVal, Megan DuVal, Alexander DuVal, Mitchel (Anne) Manning; Doug DuVal, Dennis DuVal, Darren (Kristen) DuVal, Deanne (Bryan) DuVal Jacobs, Matthew Kolker, Danielle Foss, Gavin Foss, Katie DuVal, and Jessica DuVal; four great-grandchildren, Raelynn King, Ember King, Bowyn King, and Sebastian Jacobs; two brothers and their wives, Jay and Sharon DuVal of Huntington Beach, CA and Bruce and Esta DuVal of Tabor, IA; and one brother-in-law and his wife, Don and Darlene Hadden, and one sister-in-law and her husband, Ruth and Harley Beall, all of Sioux City, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lenard and Geneva (Hunt) DuVal; his wife, Rose DuVal on January 1, 1998; and two siblings, Joan DuVal and Byron DuVal, both of whom died in infancy.
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