Larry De Penning


Larry Eugene De Penning, 86, of Ottumwa, died April 1, 2023 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

He was born July 8, 1936 in Newton to Herman and Beatrice Lucille VanWyk De Penning. Larry married Judith Anne Sanders on September 18, 1975 and she preceded him in death on March 10, 2002. He married Christine McNeely on October 18, 2002 and she preceded him in death on August 8, 2010.

A 1954 graduate of Sully High School, Larry was a Teamster for 35+ years, driving mostly for Yellow Freight. He retired in 2000. He then drove for Ottumwa Transit for 15 years.

Larry was a member of Hickory Grove Community Church. He enjoyed NASCAR, country music, ice cream and he loved spending time with family, especially grandkids.

Surviving is his son, Patrick (Alison) De Penning of Nevada, IA; 4 grandchildren, Garrett, Joseph, Sydney and Emma; a great-grandchild, Oaklen; brothers, Howard De Penning of Sully and Carroll (Nancy) De Penning of Newton.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 7th, at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor John Johnson officiating. The service will be livestreamed on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page. Visitation with the family present to greet friends will be one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery.

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