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Graveside Service

Sharon Hill Cemetery
Tuesday June 1st, 2021

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Family will greet friends

Kalona HIstorical Village Welcome Center
Tuesday June 1st, 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Larry Skola

A graveside service for Larry K. Skola, 76, of Blue Grass, will be held Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 1:00 PM at the Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona. In lieu of flowers, memorial funds may be given to the Kalona Historical Society, 715 D Avenue, Kalona, Iowa, 52247. A Livestream of the service will be available on the Beatty Peterseim Facebook page. The family will greet friends at the Kalona Historical Village Welcome Center from 2 - 4 PM Tuesday afternoon. Larry passed away on Sunday, May 23, after a valiant battle with cancer. The Peterseim Funeral Home is assisting the family.

He was born on June 1, 1944, in Kalona, Iowa, and graduated from Mid Prairie High School in 1962. You could see him many times at the local car garage and throwing the Sunday Des Moines Register from the back of Ferd’s tailgate. After high school, he attended automotive trade school in St. Louis, Mo. In later years, he worked at International Harvester building silos, as a bartender at Madhatter Bar in Davenport, worked at Berry Bering in Moline for 27 years as their lead customer relations and at Iowa Battery in Bettendorf, Iowa, in service for at least 10 years, before retiring to his “Skolaland,” 20 acres of beautiful forest near Muscatine. He loved driving his 1965 blue Corvette and his dad’s Model A and refurbishing his 57 Chevrolet and 54-panel truck.

He is survived by 2 sons, Andrew Dean of Iowa City and Christopher Lee of Webster City, Iowa, one grand-daughter Taryn from Webster City, Iowa and one great grand-daughter, sisters Sue Delmark from Argyle Texas and Sally Harper from Davenport, Iowa, and brother Jan of Camdenton, Missouri, and many friends.

Preceding Larry in death were his parents Ferd and Velma Skola.

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To the whole Skola family,...I am sorry for your loss!

Brad Holdiman Jun 1 2021 12:00 AM

Sending sympathies to the solar family. Larry and were classmates at Mid-Prarie. Found memories of those long ago times. Rest In Peace .

James & Ali Grout May 26 2021 12:00 AM

Larry was an amazing person inside and out! He treated me like his grandkid and I always loved going to his house when I was younger, I've known him basically if not my whole life! He was my grandma and grandpas friend and was a good friend to all of his friends and Always welcoming of all of his friends kids and grandkids! My condolences go out to his family and friends for the loss of an amazing, loving, and good hearted person

Meghan Tracy May 25 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you Megan, for your sweet memories, we will miss him.

Sue Skola Delmark May 25 2021 12:00 AM

With heartfelt condolences and loving memories of LarryPer

Per Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Rest in peace my friend. May the music gods shine on you forever.Mike

Mike Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM