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Larry Eugene Hart

Updated: Nov 24, 2021


Larry Eugene Hart passed away on November 9, 2021 at his home. Larry was born August 26, 1937, the only child of Alva & Doris (Poortinga) Hart in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended Lincoln High School and was active in band, cross country, and track. After graduating, Larry enlisted in the United States Navy where he served as a musician and a Drum Major in the Navy band.


After returning to Des Moines, he worked at the Armstrong/Pirelli Tire Company for 30 plus years until his retirement in 1990.

Larry was an avid leader in the Boy Scouts of America for 50 plus years. He enjoyed genealogy and his pet dogs. He was also an active member of Fort Des Moines United Methodist Church.


Larry was married to his wife, Irene, and they had 3 sons; Roger, Curtis, & Craig. They were “lifelong southsiders”.


Those left to cherish his memories are Roger (Kathy) Hart of Norwalk, IA; Curtis (Claire) Hart of San Antonio, TX; Craig Hart of Redfield, IA; and 4 grandchildren Brian, Jonathan, Patrick, Jessi; and 1 great-grandchild Paisley.


He was proceeded in death by his parents, wife Irene, and grandson Steven.


In lieu of donations to the family, please make your donations to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

By Mail: Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. Attn: Donations 5452 NE 22nd Street Des Moines, IA 50313-2528


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