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Graveside Service

Grace Hill Cemetery
Saturday May 2nd, 2020

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Larry Charles Maag

Larry Charles Maag age 69 passed away Tuesday, April 7 at St Benedict Health Center in Parkston under hospice care.Those who spent time in Larry’s company will forever cherish his selfless dedication, smile, laugh and cheerful and positive personality.
A graveside service for the immediate family will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Grace Hill Cemetery, Tripp, SD. The family will greet those family and friends wishing to drive through the cemetery to honor Larry at approximately 3 p.m. Due to the current state of social distancing, the family will greet car-side. Please remain in your vehicle.
The service will be livestreamed at www.goglinfh.com. Click the link on Larry Maag’s obituary page.
Pallbearers honored to serve are Cole Maag, Nick Maag, Matthew Maag, Jared Sedlacek, Jeff Sedlacek, Dave Mogck, Justin Mogck and Kodi Larson.
The family will host a celebration at a later date with extended family and friends. An update will be posted with a date and time in the future.
Larry is survived by his beloved daughter and special friend, Sarah Maag and Troy Keller and grandpuppies, Hank and Torrie, Sioux Falls, SD. He is also survived by sister MJ Knobe and husband Carlton Hupke, Sioux Falls, SD and brother Dan Maag and wife Lori, Lakewood, CO. Larry treasured those special moments with his nieces and nephews: Jennifer Jensen and daughter McKenzie, Tucson, AZ, nephew Cole Maag, Littleton, CO, nephew Nick Maag and wife Alex and son Oliver, Highlands Ranch, CO and nephew Matthew Maag, Lakewood, CO. Larry was loved by many neighbors and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Victor and Ruby (Ehresmann) Maag and brother Bob Maag.
Larry was born May 4, 1950 in Parkston, SD. He was the second of four children. He is a baptized and confirmed member of Emmaus Lutheran Church. He spent his early childhood on the family farm in Tripp, SD.
Larry graduated from Tripp High School in 1968. It was during high school that he earned the nickname “Shorty.” After high school, Larry attended Southern State College and served in the South Dakota National Guard. Larry found his passion for show cattle through the 4-H program. This began his life’s work of breeding show cattle and his passion for educating young people. His work was known by many breeders across the United States. Later in life, Larry returned and continued farming on the family farm south of Tripp.
In lieu of flowers, memorial funds will be set aside to support young people with an interest in show cattle. Remembrances may be sent for the Larry Maag (Sarah Maag) Memorial Fund to BankWest 214 S Main St. Tripp, SD 57376.

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With heavy heart, I send my loving thoughts. I hope you feel the love that surrounds you, now and forever!

Kristie (Ehresmann) Poteet Apr 22 2020 9:40 PM

Our condolences to the Maag family on your loss. We have such good memories of Larry. He was so fun to visit with. He enjoyed revisiting times he had shared with friends at our County Fair and State Fair. His laugh was infectious and you couldn't help but laugh with him. This is not an easy time for you, especially with the social distancing we are experiencing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Wayne & Tammy Bietz Apr 21 2020 3:29 PM

Sarah, Mary Jane, Dan and families so sorry for our family's loss. Blessings and prayers.

JoAnn (Schoenfelder)Steffen Apr 16 2020 2:18 AM

So very sorry for your loss! Our deepest sympathy to the family!

Phil and Linda Neuharth Apr 15 2020 10:22 PM

Larry always had time to stop and chat. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Larry's family. God's peace and blessings.

Elmer & Carol Bietz Apr 15 2020 10:03 PM

My sympathies to the family in your loss. Farewell and rest in peace Larry.

Alvera Konstanz Apr 12 2020 3:58 AM

Prayers for Sarah and all the Maag family. May God grant you peace and may Larry be with his Savior and his parents.

Ronda (Ehresmann) Kantack Apr 11 2020 10:27 PM

Larry was a great man with a great sense of humor, a ready smile, and a great laugh.- a friend to all. He will be deeply missed. Our condolences to the family. God's peace and Blessings to you all.

Chris and Sandy Fischer Apr 11 2020 6:24 PM

I am so, so sorry! My prayers and sorrowful condolences to all of the family. I will miss you a lot Shorty. Thanks for all the great times in that green fastback Mustang. See you soon at that great Groveland in the sky buddy.

James Schmoll Apr 11 2020 9:02 AM

So sorry for your loss, Sarah, Janie, and Dan.

Barb Bittner Wiechmann Apr 10 2020 9:55 PM

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