In memory of

Larry Gene Schaa

September 25, 1944 - February 4, 2020
From: Lytton, IA
Larry Gene Schaa

Larry Gene Schaa

Born: September 25, 1944
Died: February 4, 2020
Age: 75
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  Larry Gene Schaa, age 75 of Lytton, IA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 04, 2020, at Loring Hospital in Sac City, IA, after a brave fight with pancreatic cancer.  Larry was born on September 25, 1944, in Sibley, IA, to parents Vernon and Katherine (Grotluschen) Schaa.  He was confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hartley, IA.  He attended Melvin Community School graduating with the class of 1963.
   Following graduation, Larry was inducted into the United States Army on May 25, 1965, serving during the Vietnam War; stationed in Korea.  He was honorably discharged May 24, 1971.  He attended NWICC in Sheldon, IA, graduating in June of 1969.
   On August 18, 1967, Larry was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Donna Dau in Hartley, IA.  They made their home in Lytton, IA, and were blessed with two daughters, Traci and Nicole.  He loved spending time with his family, telling jokes and attending his grandchildren’s ball games. Larry liked to save money, but when it came to his grandkids he’d give them the shirt off his back.
   Larry worked at several different occupations: Power Lineman, Nobles Manufacturing, Lytton Elevator, LP Truck driver/service tech, and caretaker for Grodahl Apartments.  He retired in 2005.  What Larry enjoyed most was being outdoors, hunting pheasants and turkeys, fishing, watching NASCAR races, and tinkering around the house.  He was always lending a helping hand for his elderly neighbors and enjoyed looking for used cars.  In his younger years, Larry’s weekends were spent constructing decks, taking out walls, and electrical work. There wasn’t much he couldn’t do. If he didn’t know how to do something, he’d figure it out. More than anything, his time with his family meant the world to him.
   Larry was a member of the Lytton Fire Department and Lake View Fire Department and also the Lytton Booster Club helping construct the play equipment for the park.
   Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Donna Schaa of Lytton; daughters: Traci (Tim) Dillivan of Grant City, MO, and Nicole (Jay) Layman of Sioux City, IA; ten grandchildren: Caleb (Leah) Luckow, Jordan Luckow, Quin (Kindy) Bruns, Amiah Manning, Jake Layman, Violet Layman, Majok Majouk all of Sioux City, Jeremiah Khat of Mankato, MN, Brianna Dillivan of Blue Springs, MO, and Brayden Dillivan of Albany, MO: three great-grandchildren: Hazel Christians, Lily Christians, and Gabe Christians.  Other survivors include his brothers: Jim “Vernon” (Linda) Schaa of Yankton, SD, and Wayne Schaa of Hartley, IA; his sister Peggy Schaa of Chandler, AZ; many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
   Larry was preceded in death by his parents Vernon “Shorty” Schaa and Katherine Schaa; and sister-in-law Jeanne Schaa.
   Larry’s family would like to thank UnityPoint Hospice and the healthcare team at Loring Hospital in Sac City for the wonderful care given to Larry during the end stages of his life.




Celebration of Life
1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Saturday
February 8, 2020
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa

Time of sharing 2:30 p.m.
Private Family Interment
Cedar Cemetery
Rural Sac City, Iowa


Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 11:26 AM
“Donna and family, I'm sorry for your loss. I send hugs and my deep sympathy to all of you. Larry was a wonderful giving human being. He had it right, when he placed his love and time for his family at the top!! He now lives with his heavenly family! Linda”
- Linda Pearson Christensen
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 10:03 AM
“We are sorry to hear of Larry’s passing .may he Rest in gods hands ”
- Gene & Bonnie Simpson
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:59 PM
“Sorry to hear of Larry passing my heart and prayers are with you and family!!! Hugs Betty Luckow ”
- Betty Luckow
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:58 PM
“I feel lucky to have had the chance to get to know Larry he had a big heart who liked to help others much like his wife ”
- jeffrey grodahl
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:58 PM
“Donna, sending our Sympathy to you and your family. Hold on to the Good memories they seem to help ease the pain.
Sorry we can't come to the service, your in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Denny & Cynthia Klatt
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:58 PM
“Donna & girls, We are so sad to hear of Larry’s illness & death! Was such fun when we played cards. He was the best story teller, having you laugh til being in tears, & sides aching! How he will be missed! Sending our love & prayers.”
- Bill & Fran Lawson
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:58 PM
“Donna and family, so sorry for your loss. Chuck reminiscing about their younger years in high school. You have our deepest sympathy!
God's love & ours! Chuck & Mavis ”
- Chuck & Mavis Leinen
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:58 PM
“So very sorry for your loss. Try to keep faith and go forward in life which will be difficult at times but will eventually get better. (Butch)
- Butch Engelke
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:58 PM
“Our thoughts are with you ”
- Colleen & LaVerne Arndt
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:58 PM
“Donna, I was saddened to hear the news of Larry's illness & passing. My thoughts are with you & your daughters as I know what a terrible time this is for you. My prayers that every day , week, month & year get easier. Lori Dvorak Buse Hoffman”
- Lori Hoffman
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:58 PM
“Donna and family, I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. You have wonderful memories of a great guy so hang tight to those in the coming days. You all have my deepest sympathy.”
- Janet (Knock) Skjei
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:58 PM
“Donna, Mike and I are so sorry to hear of Larry's death. Those Schaa boys always had a way to make people smile and laugh. Treasure your memories. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Sincere thoughts, Jo and Mike”
- Joleen Seivert
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:58 PM
“So sorry Dyan-God's peace be with you.”
- Connie O
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:58 PM
“To the Schaa Family, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. We send our sympathies and prayers.”
- Jeff and Darcy Schultz
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:58 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss!! Prayers for all the family!! 🙏🙏”
- Karen& Dick Shull
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 5:52 PM
“Thoughts and prayers, so sorry for your loss”
- Donna & Charlie Peyton
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12:25 PM
“Our sympathies to you. So sorry for your loss.”
- Jeff & Jo Ellerbrock
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12:25 PM
“Donna and family--My thoughts and prayers are with you. (you used to cut my hair at Wanda's).”
- marla friedrichsen
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 8:58 AM
“So sorry for your loss Thoughts and prayers to all!!”
- Annette Blessington
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 8:58 AM
“Donna and sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy.
Keeping you and your families in my thoughts and prayers.......much love....Sal.
- Sally Sorenson
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