The family of Lawrence Henry (Larry) Sverdrup Sr., with heavy hearts but with good memories announce his passing due to natural causes January 7, 2022. Larry’s character defined him best with his focus on family and community, including coaching youth sports and supporting its role in the healthy development of children. He also loved running and ran marathons until his joints told him no more.
Larry met and married the love of his life Emily Krez, 69 years ago in Buffalo, NY. Larry was preceded in death by two of his children Marie and Kathleen. Larry’s other children; Larry Jr., James, Eileen, Sharron, Sandy, Linda, Francis, and Eric, their spouses, numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren will always think fondly of him.
After honorably serving his country in the US Air Force as a Captain, Larry attended law school in Missoula, MT before planting his roots in Libby in 1966, joining the Williams law firm and eventually running a successful title company. He loved Libby, striving to assist its growth and develop its history, while serving on the school board, Knights of Columbus, Rotary, and Sons of Norway (to name a few).
Please join us in person (masked or unmasked) or in your thoughts and prayers for visitation from 1-6 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2022 with Rosary at 7 pm at the Schnackenberg Funeral Home, followed by the funeral mass at the St Joseph Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Following interment at the City of Libby cemetery there will be a luncheon at Parish Hall. Arrangements are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com.
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