Larry Politte Obituary

Larry Gerard Politte
Larry Politte
Larry Gerard Politte

March 23, 1953 - March 10, 2013
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in Johnston, IA
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Larry Gerard Politte, 59, of Johnston died of cancer on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. A Memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14 at Christ the King Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, prior to the service.

Larry was born in St. Louis, MO on March 23, 1953 to Louis James and Dorothy Mae (Coleman) Politte and grew up in Festus, MO. He chose a career in the U. S. Army serving in Heidelberg, Germany. He retired to Johnston in 2010 to be near his family.

While in Germany, Larry married Margaret Ann Petersen on December 19, 1979. He enjoyed travel, visiting with family, golf, running marathons and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Larry will be remembered for his gentle humor and open-hearted care for family and friends. His memory will be cherished by his mother, Dorothy Politte of Waukee; sister, Sharon (John) Charleville of Festus, MO; sisters-in-law, Rosa Politte of West Des Moines; Betty Politte of Weston, FL; Susan Petersen of Germany and Eva Berch of Glastonbury, CT; two nephews, Scott I. (Lisa) Politte of Waukee, IA and J. Travis Charleville of West Des Moines; niece, Sara (Christopher) Colantuono of Houston, TX; and grand-nephew, Anthony Colantuono of Houston. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; father, Louis Politte and brother, James Donald "Don" Politte.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to Mercy Hospice in Johnston.

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Christ the King Catholic Church
5711 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, IA, IA US
Thursday, March 14, 2013
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Christ the King Catholic Church
5711 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, IA, IA US
Thursday, March 14, 2013
11:00 AM