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Obituary of Larry T Sovereign
Larry T. Sovereign, age 82, of Iowa City, Iowa, died Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Memorial Services for Larry will be held Saturday July 11, at 10 a.m., at Faith Baptist Church in Iowa City, where visitation will precede the services by one hour. Memorials may be directed to the family for designation to charities of their choice. To share a thought, memory or condolence please visit the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com. Larry Thomas Sovereign was born on August 3, 1937, in Boone, Iowa, the son of George M. and Chloris M. (Flannery) Sovereign. He graduated from high school in 1955 and went out west to work in San Francisco for a short time. Larry enlisted in the United States Army on January 27, 1958 and was honorably discharged on November 5, 1960. After he left the army, he worked at Gambles in Boone then became a welder for Chicago Northwestern Railroad. Larry then attended Des Moines Area Community College and received his Associate's Degree and was hired by AT&T where he worked for 30 years until his retirement. On July 29, 1967, he was united in marriage with Wonda L. Steinmeyer at Sacred Heart Church in Boone, Iowa and raised four wonderful children together. The couple made their home in Boone until November of 1975 when they moved to Iowa City. Larry was an active member of Faith Baptist Church in Iowa City where he served faithfully and loved his church family. He enjoyed sudoku puzzles, gardening, playing cards, making sure the birds were fed, his daily walk at Fareway, watching reruns of Perry Mason and attending his Thursday morning breakfast club at Midtown with former co-workers. Perhaps one of his greatest joys was being a father and grandpa. Larry is survived by his wife Wonda of Iowa City; four children, Scott Sovereign (Yasuko Azuma) of Iowa City, Iowa, Roberta Kost (Andrew Iburg) of North Liberty, Iowa, Laura Schultz (Rodney) of State College, Pennsylvania and David Sovereign (Lana) of Windham, New Hampshire; his grandchildren, Jakoda Kost (Katie), Tessa Schultz, Sierra Watson (Cole), Brenna Schultz, Noah Schultz, and Sienna, Erica, Tyler and Brayden Sovereign; two honorary granddaughters, Elsabeth Hepworth (Matt) and Jeanette Krafka (Ryan); one sister-in-law, Betsy Sovereign; many nieces, nephews and in-laws He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Rose Rozga, George and Richard Sovereign, Sue Brogden and John Raymond in infancy.