David Larner

David Lee Larner

1938 - 2020

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Obituary of David Lee Larner

David L. Larner, 81 of Iowa City passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loved ones. David Lee Larner was born December 5, 1938, in Macomb, Illinois the son of Richard and Ruby (Hornback) Larner. During High School he was very active in the local FFA chapter and served as treasurer for the group. Following graduation from Hamilton High School he joined the United States Army and served his country for nine years. Dave was united in marriage to Delphia McGlasson in Keokuk, Iowa, November 20, 1967. From this union they had five children (Thomas, Jenny, Harry, Gale and Charlie). He has been a Union Laborer in the construction industry most of his life and spent 10+ years living and working in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dave was a loving father, grandfather and friend to everyone. He loved Harley-Davidson motorcycles, classic cars, a variety of music and he especially loved Dr. Pepper. He enjoyed meeting new people and was an animated storyteller as well as an avid reader. Dave was always willing to help the less fortunate and donated much of his time in pursuit to do so. Faith has always been important to Dave and he spent a lot of time volunteering with his church. During his time in Keokuk, Dave taught Sunday school classes, drove a bus to pick up parishioners so that they could attend services and served as church treasurer. More recently Dave was a member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints in Iowa City, Iowa. He will be dearly missed and always treasured by his family including his four children; Jenny Larner (Juan Andrade), Harry Larner, Gale Padmanaban (Senthilkumar “Sam” Padmanaban)and Charles Larner (Heidi Larner); 6 grandchildren and 2 sisters, Pamela Larner and Judy Fries (Bill Fries). He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Thomas, and an infant sister, Mary Ann Friesner. The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to Iowa City Hospice for their loving care and support in his final days. No public services are being planned; private graveside services were held at the Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. To share a thought, memory or condolence please visit the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com.