Larry Richard Kjeldseth was born March 12, 1943 to Ole and Wilma (Gustad) Kjeldseth in Mission Hill, South Dakota.
Larry worked for 40 years as an accountant. He was an avid stamp collector, enjoyed history and always cheered for the Minnesota Vikings. His love of life and travel took him to many destinations including England, Haiti, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Turkey, Spain and Norway.
Larry passed away Friday, February 13, 2021 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, at the age of 77.
Larry is survived by his wife Donna; son Jayson; daughter Kari (Godfrey); grandchildren Trevor, Freja, Val (Amber), Sophie and Cooper Shudak, Kelly and Avery Jensen and former wife Joyce.
2/19/2021 Kathie Dolton Mt. Vernon, Washington
To all those who knew my Uncle Larry and loved him as I do. Words have not been invented to express my deepest sadness. As my mothers only sibling and closer in age to me than her, Larry and I basically grew up together. Often when we were little we lived together with our parents. He was the coolest, nicest, loyalist,perfect uncle. He was NUMBER ONE and i will miss him so very much. We had just talked on the phone a week or so before he died and this was so unexpected. I am thankful that he knew the Lord and I know where he is today and that someday we will be together again. Unfortunately he was my last uncle living and the "keeper" of our family history, which I will no longer have access too. Cherish these people in your lives, for when they are gone, so much is gone with them. To his family, my deepest sympathy and love. Everything is a little duller and darker because of his passing.
2/18/2021 Donna Slack Viborg, SD
So sorry to hear about Larry's passing. Got to know him through church in Irene. Been a long time since I've seen him. Think the last time was at HyVee and we had a good "catch-up" visit then & talked about the greenhouse at HyVee. He seemed to really enjoy working with that. Was such a nice guy and loved life.. always positive and happy... enjoyed my time visiting w/him. Very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to his family and friends.
2/17/2021 Kari Elizabeth Godfrey ( Kjeldseth) Eagan, MN
I love you dad! You are so missed. Going though all the good times and memories in my mind and my heart. You were a wonderful dad and there are not enough words to thank you for all the lessons you taught me and all the times you helped me. You were truly an amazing man! I will always remember to keep the shiny side up. Love you so much, daddy.