Larry Gene Fiscus, the son of George E. and Jennie M. (Speas) Fiscus, was born on February 8, 1942, in Harlan, Iowa. He graduated from Harlan High School in 1960. He attended Nebraska Christian College in Norfolk, Nebraska, and graduated in 1965. On July 8, 1962, Larry married Linda Lou Howrey in Rockwell City, Iowa.
Early in his life, Larry decided to pursue the Christian ministry; he served as a preacher for over 45 years. Together, he and Linda served congregations in Table Rock and Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Red Oak, and Elliott, Iowa, Cumberland, Kentucky, and Houston, Texas. They served one congregation (Table Rock) three different times. In the 1970’s, Larry attended Emmanuel School of Religion in Johnson City, Tennessee, and was inducted into Theta Phi, a theological honors society.
Larry was currently serving as Preaching Minister at Christ’s Church in Harlan, Iowa. He was a member of the Shelby County Historical Society. During his year-long bout with cancer, Larry and Linda were supported by a host of family and friends.
Larry G. Fiscus died on Tuesday, August 14, 2007, in Harlan, Iowa, having reached the age of 65 years, 6 months, and 6 days.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-in-law, Wayne Chambers and William W. Wood. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda Fiscus, of Harlan, Iowa; two sons, Ken (Kelli) Fiscus of Albert Lea, Minnesota, and Doug (Michelle) Fiscus of Red Oak, Iowa; one daughter, Jill (Kody) Killian of Sloan, Iowa; one sister, Marjorie Chambers of Hamlin, Iowa; two brothers-in-law, Walter (Cindy) Howrey of Jasper, Missouri, and David (Judy) Howrey of Rockwell City, Iowa; one sister-in-law, Colleen Wood of Gowrie, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Taylor, Kaitlyn, Paige, Rigel, and Meridian Fiscus, and Natalie and Kade Killian; nieces and nephews; and a host of friends, near and far.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 18, 2007, at the Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, with Rex Teter of the LaMarque Christian Church in Houston, Texas, and Roy North of the Harlan Church of Christ, Harlan, Iowa, presiding. Bill Miller served as the organist. Honorary casket bearers were Leo Martin, Bob Palmquist, Roger Stewart, Gary Green, Jimmy Dixon, Herb Creech, Frank Petrashek,
Dick Robinson, Larry McDermott, Jon Burmeister, Ed Sands, and Chuck Davis. Active bearers were Dean Junker, Jeff Juhl, Doug Fiscus, Ken Fiscus, Kody Killian, and Jill Killian. Burial was in the Harlan Cemetery in Harlan, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Larry Fiscus Memorial Fund. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan was in charge of the arrangements.