Laurence A. Grubl |

Laurence A. Grubl

Laurence A. “Larry” Grubl, 74, Sturgis, SD, died Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Sturgis Regional Hospital.

Larry was born May 11, 1938 at Deadwood, SD, to Carl and Laura (Thein) Grubl. He was raised on the family ranch and attended Lower Alkali School and graduated from Sturgis High School. He worked as an electrician in Sturgis and on the construction of the Titan silo before returning to the ranch full time.

On Nov. 27, 1959 he married Jerilyn Celina Erickson at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Bear Butte Valley.

Larry enjoyed dancing and karaoke. He also was a member of the Moose Lodge in Rapid City. He enjoyed rodeoing in his younger years.

Survivors include his son James (Joanne) Grubl, Loveland, CO; daughters, Dottie (Mike) Kruthoff, Rapid City, SD and Wanda Grubl, Sturgis; sisters, Margery (Howard) Haberman, Mesa, AZ, Betty Wells, Sturgis; also two grandchildren, Jessica Celina Frey and Zachary Kruthoff.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Jeri and grandson, A.J. Frey.

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