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Larry Skola

June 1, 1944 — May 23, 2021

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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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Sharon Hill Cemetery

J Ave, Kalona, IA 52247

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Family will greet friends

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Kalona HIstorical Village Welcome Center

715 D Ave, Kalona, IA 52247

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