Lawrence ‘Larry’ Harney of Granger


Funeral services for Larry Harney, 87, of Granger will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27 at  the Lutheran Church of Hope, 1335 N.E. Beaverbrooke Blvd. in Grimes. Burial will follow at the Beaver Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Larry passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at his home in Granger, Iowa.

Laurence Richard Harney was born July 7, 1933, in Woodward, Iowa, the son of Laurence Mathew and Velma Mae (Bullington) Harney.

He attended school at Granger Assumption and graduated with the class of 1949.

Larry was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1954 and served overseas in Germany as a dozer operator with the 503rd Combat Engineers.

After his Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army, he returned home and married Diana R. Long Sept. 29, 1956, at Assumption Church in Granger.

Larry loved farming and worked as a propane agent for many years.

He enjoyed trap shooting, hunting, tinkering in the shop, watching softball and Nascar and enjoying time with his family.

Survivors include his sons, Rick (Lisa) Harney of Runnells, Tom (Kelly) Harney of Granger; son-in-law, Mike Bice of Woodward; daughter-in-law, Sue Harney of Granger; brothers, Jim (Kathy) Harney of Madrid and Ed (Kayla) Harney of Woodward; 12 grandchildren, Danielle (Brian) Schertz of Bettendorf, Jennifer (P. J.) Runge of Chicago, Nathan (Cami) Page of Osceola, David Page of Des Moines, Jennifer Page of Bondurant, Abbie (Pat) Williams of Woodward, T. J. (Heather) Schouten of Dallas Center, Heather (Kevin) Calderon of Grimes, Kayla Hillenga of Granger, Whitney (R. J.) Griffin of Indianola, Mariah Harney of Runnells and Dawson Harney of Runnells; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Larry in death were his parents; wife; daughter, Lori Harney-Bice; son, Tim Harney; and sister, Kathleen Mueller.

Memorials may be made to True Impact Outdoors for helping disabled and handicap Veterans hunt. Memorials and condolences to the family may be sent to Murdock Funeral Home in Perry, Iowa.

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