Larry James Iverson, 68 of West Fargo, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family, and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Larry was born on May 10, 1951 in Valley City, ND to Larry M. and Doveline “Dovie” (Holien) Iverson. He grew up in Valley City and graduated from Valley City High School in 1969. He then attended NDSCS in Wahpeton and received his degree in mechanics. Following college, he moved to Fargo where he worked for Schultz Construction. He married Lonni Jenson in 1972, and three children were born to them, Jenae, Stacey & Jon. They divorced in 1996. Larry formed Dakota Bridge Builders in 1985, along with Jack Schultz and Gary Reveling, and operated the company for many years. He then worked as a superintendent for Swingen Construction until he retired in October of 2016. In 1997, Larry met Sarah Klava, the love of his life, and they began following the “Iverson Plan”. They married on March 22, 2014.
Larry was an avid Bison fan and was an NDSU Team Maker. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, bowling, playing tennis in his high school and college years, tinkering and building things and especially loved spending time with friends and family. He liked to watch golf on tv although he never played. Larry will be remembered as a great storyteller and jokester, but first & foremost, as a family man.
Larry is survived by his wife, Sarah of West Fargo; children, Jenae (Marvin) Sitter of Bismarck, ND, Stacey (Sam) Fett of Leonard, ND, Jon (Kelsey Gordon) Iverson of Fargo, ND, Chelsy (Matt Aukland) Klava of Glyndon, MN and Spencer (Kelsey Koble) Davis of Horace, ND; grandchildren, Peyton, Sydney, Sophia, Easton, Wyatt, and another on the way; his mother, Dovie Iverson, Fargo; brothers, Douglas Iverson of Virginia, Greg (Teri) Iverson of Iowa, Paul Iverson of Arizona and Shawn Iverson of Bismarck, ND; brothers and sisters-in-law, David Klava of Grafton, ND, Karen (John) Czapiewski of Minot, ND, Judy (Jeff) Klava of Grand Forks, ND, John (Kris) Klava of Grafton, ND; aunt, Gerry Holien; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and his puppies, Jack and Cora.
He was preceded in death by his father, Larry; brother, Robert; sister-in-law Joey Klava; cousins, Mike Holien and John Holien; aunts & uncles; and his dog, Harley.
Visitation: 5-7pm Wednesday, June 19, 2019, with a Prayer Service held at 7pm, all in West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center, West Fargo. His family requests NDSU Bison attire be worn to the Prayer Service.
Funeral Service: 11am Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Lutheran Church of the Cross, West Fargo.
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