Independence – Laurence W. “Larry” Falk, 77 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at ABCM Rehab of Independence – East Campus in Independence. He was born on September 5, 1942, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of John Nicholas and Angela Helen (Krebsbach) Falk. He graduated from high school in Dunkerton, Iowa, with the Class of 1960. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1967. Following his military service, he attended Hawkeye Tech. in Waterloo for radio and television training and finished the I.B.E.W. apprenticeship. Mr. Falk was a journeyman electrician until he retired in 2004, but he remained a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Works Local #288.
Mr. Falk was a generous donor to the Buchanan County Food Pantry. He donated to others usually as an anonymous gift. His love of horses and his golden retriever was unconditional. He enjoyed fishing. He also enjoyed working with a wood lathe and making gifts. These included small picnic tables for children and wooden belt buckles.
Mr. Falk is survived by 2 daughters, Christine Bowser and Veronica (Robert) Hooks, both of Wisconsin, 6 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 1 brother, John (Donna) Falk of Cedar Falls, Iowa, 2 sisters, Joan Massmann of Colorado and Marlys Kehoe of Dallas, Texas, nieces and nephews, and his special friend, Janet Shonka of Independence.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, Edward Falk, 2 sisters, Helen Etringer and Marian Roth, and 1 son, Kevin Falk.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at St. Francis Barclay Cemetery in rural Dunkerton, Iowa. Friends and family may gather after 10 a.m. at the cemetery. Military Rites will be performed by Peter Kress American Legion Post #636. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com. White Funeral Home of Independence is in charge of arrangements.