Larry Streed

Written by Theresa Rose on April 9, 2015

Larry R. Streed, 74, of rural Mt. Sterling died at 7:21 P.M. Tuesday April 7, 1015 at University Hospital, Iowa City. He was born August 19, 1940 in Fairfield tomorrow and Thelma Bridgman Streed. He married Carol Barton and they later divorced. He married Karen Canaday Snyder September 1, 1984 in Chautauqua Park, Fairfield. Larry graduated from Fairfield High School in 1958, served in the Iowa Army National Guard, was a longtime employee and supervisor with Iowa Electric Light and Power Fairfield and Marshalltown, later work to Harper Brush Company, Fairfield and retired to Van Buren County in 1998. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, working in his blackness shop, birdwatching and spending time with his pets.

He had served as mayor of Libertyville, and had been a member of the Engineers Club in Marshalltown, was a longtime member of Fairfield Elks Lodge, was currently serving as chairman of Van Buren County Historical Preservation Commission to which he was instrumental interacting plaques for training the history of the present and former villages of the county; and was very active in the Keosauqua Lions Club. He was also a member of Village Winers and the Thursday night bridge group.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Mark Streed of Des Moines, daughters, Kristin Streed (Luis) of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Shannon Hiatt (Chris) of West Des Moines, Diana Spates (Lloyd) of Douds, Carol Snyder of Fairfield and Laura Kurtz (Pat) of Packwood, 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, sisters, Joanne Roberts of Blanco, TX, Beverly Blakely (Ron) of Douds and Karen Rogers (Lamar) of Branson, MO, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Paul and Bill Streed and sister, Virginia Streed.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday April 11, 2015 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Rev. Herb Shafer officiating. Visitation will at 3 P.M. Friday at the funeral home with family present from 5-7 P.M. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Birmingham. Memorials to Keosauqua Lions Club or Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter, Fairfield may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 27174 Route 20, Mt. Sterling, IA 52573