VINTON:  Larry Lee Fett, age 88, died Friday, June 29, 2018 at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton following a sudden illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, July 6, 2018 at the Vinton Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jessica Crane Munoz officiating with military rites conducted by the George G. Luckey American Legion Post #57 and United State Air Force Military Honors.  Interment will be held at a later date at Maplewood Cemetery in Vinton.  Visitation will be held at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM, Thursday.  In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Larry was born on April 4, 1930 in Audubon, IA, the son of Bruce and Violet (Varble) Fett.  He graduated from Audubon High School and N.W. Missouri State University with a master’s degree in Physical Education and was inducted into the N.W. Missouri State Athletics’ Hall of Fame.  Larry served his country in the National Guard and active duty in the United States Air Force as a radar operator.  On December 9, 1951, he was united in marriage to Charlotte Kauffman in Audubon.

Larry worked as a teacher, principal and coach in Essex, Iowa for 5 years, Corning, Iowa for 2 years and Vinton for 4 years.  He owned and operated Larry’s Clothing in Vinton for 25 years, retiring in 1990.  Larry was very active in his community as a member of the Vinton Presbyterian Church, the Vinton retail board for 25 years, the Vinton Lions Club board of directors, the Benton County Fair board and as a member of the Vinton Country Club.  He also served on the Vinton School Board for many years.  Larry was also a lover of Arabian horses.

He is survived by his wife Charlotte; his children Cynthia (Steve) Thoren of Vinton, Michael (Jacqueline) Fett of Cedar Rapids; 4 grandchildren, Austin, Mitchell and Madison Dellamuth and Heather (Kirk) Schmidt; and his brother Darrell (Evelyn) Fett of Port Ludlow, WA.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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