Larry Dean Wilson

  • Born: February 25, 1958
  • Died: April 24, 2016
  • Location: Albia, Iowa

Lange Funeral Home & Crematory LLC

1900 South 18th Street
Centerville, IA 52544
Tel. (641) 856-2000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Larry Dean Wilson, age 58, of Albia, Iowa, formerly of Moravia, Iowa, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 at his home.

He was born in Centerville, Iowa on February 25, 1958, the son of Billy G. and Berniece Anne (Van Dorin) Wilson. Larry graduated from Moravia High School in 1976.

After high school, Larry enrolled in computer courses at Marshalltown Community College. Following college, Larry resided in Des Moines. He later relocated to Iowa City, where he took a position working in the bank industry. Most recently, Larry resided in Albia.

Larry's greatest passion in life was music. His love of music reached its peak during his high school years with his involvement in the Moravia High School Music Department. Larry built many friendships through music during both his high school and adult years. He also continued to actively play as an adult. A talented trumpeter, Larry often played "Taps" during Memorial Day festivities. He also enjoyed singing and playing the guitar. Larry had a deep fondness for the musicians Johnny Cash and John Denver.

He was also an avid fan of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs.

Most importantly, Larry was a very caring person, always putting others first. He loved his family dearly and wanted more than anything to get back to the family farm he was raised on.

Larry is survived by his mother, Berniece Ann Hinton of Moravia, Iowa; four siblings, Sheila (Sam) Kirby of Moravia, Iowa, Carol (Steve) Dishman of Pella, Iowa, Donna (Dennis) Jackson of Centerville, Iowa, and Mark Wilson of Moravia, Iowa; his significant other, Diane Shannon of Iowa City, Iowa; nine nieces and nephews, Jeff (Kristy) Kirby, Joni (Kris) Hutchinson, Jennifer Argo, Brad Argo (Emily Wurst), Amanda (Dave) Webb, Josh (Haylee) Bell, Shannon Jackson (Randall Raskie), Heather Dishman, and Samantha Dishman; and many great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy G. Wilson; step-father, Kenneth Hinton; and a sister, Diane Wilson.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7 PM, Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Lange Funeral Home in Moravia, Iowa with Rev. Cindy Finn officiating. A visitation will take place on Thursday at Lange Funeral Home in Moravia, with the family greeting friends from 5-7 PM. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorials have been established to the Moravia Volunteer Fire Department and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am sending my condolences to ALL the family. I would like to share a memory, many years ago we went to Iowa and visited Rathbun Dam with this family and a few years later the family came to Colorado to visit us and we went to Mesa Verde. Those visits were a very important time in life and I remember Larry and am glad to see this picture.
Sorry for the loss of this special soul and much love to all the surviving family.

Posted by Christy Hodges Johnson - Lamar, CO - Family   April 29, 2016


Our Family wishes to extend our thoughts and prayers for your loss. May the strength and peace of God be with all of you daily.

Posted by Julia Perry-Clouse - Albia, IA - Friend   April 27, 2016

I have many fond memories of my time playing trumpet with Larry at Moravia High School! Very sorry to hear of this.

My condolences, thoughts and prayers to family and friends.

Posted by Daniel Herman - Orange Park, FL - Friend   April 26, 2016

One of the nicest caring guy I've ever met. Thoughts and prayers go to the family.

Posted by Steve Huff - Cape Coral, FL - Friend   April 26, 2016

My condolence to all of Larry's family. He was a high School friend and a really good guy - gone too soon.

Posted by Molly (Van Benthuysen) Kazmer - La Quinta, CA - Friend   April 25, 2016

Sorry to here about Larry, our prayers are with y'all.

Posted by Rod Blair - Amarillo, TX - Friend   April 25, 2016


I am so sorry to hear about Larry passing. My prayers are with his family. God has another angel. He will be missed by many.

Posted by nellie thomas - Centerville, IA - Acquaintance   April 25, 2016