Larry Crispin

Larry Crispin age 77 of Honey Creek, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at his home. Larry was born on August 26, 1939 to Leonard and Bernice (Vallier) Crispin in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1958. Larry married Saundra Drustrup on October 23, 1960. He farmed in the Missouri Valley area and during the early years worked during the winter at Archer Oil. After retiring from farming, he worked for Farm Service Coop. Larry enjoyed his grandkids, and attending their school and sporting events, and fishing.

Larry is preceded in death by his son Terry Crispin, Father Leonard Crispin, Mother Bernice Crispin, and brother Roger Crispin.

Survivors include his wife Saundra of Missouri Valley, Iowa, son Greg Crispin of Littleton, Colorado, daughter Ginger (Dave) Geise of Logan, Iowa, grandchildren: Sheila Crispin of Littleton, Colorado, Bailey Geise (Cody Hill) of Omaha, Nebraska, Bo Geise of Logan, Iowa, Chase Crispin of Blair, Nebraska; brother Dennis Crispin and wife Connie of Missouri Valley, Iowa.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.





In Loving Memory Of


Larry Crispin



August 26, 1939                          Council Bluffs, Iowa


Entered Into Rest

July 18, 2017                                   Honey Creek, Iowa


Funeral Services

2:00 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017

Hennessey Funeral Home

Missouri Valley, Iowa


Officiating                        Pastor Connie McWilliams


Musician                                                Chase Crispin


Taped Selections

“Go Rest High On That Mountain”

“Amazing Grace”


Casket Bearers

Bo Geise                                                         Dave Geise

Chase Crispin                                                Bob Martens

Rich McIntosh                                               Bob Tamisiea

Jim Schwertley                                             Paul Yutesler


Final Resting Place

Rose Hill Memorial Gardens

Missouri Valley, Iowa









  • Leia Johnsen Posted July 19, 2017 9:38 pm

    Dear families
    My sincere condolences are with all of you. Larry always
    Had a way to make people laugh. He had a contagious smile.
    I’ll never forget how good he was to Mark when he was
    Fighting his cancer. Him and terry are now fishing together
    With his brother Roger. .
    Prayers for all.
    John and Leia Johnsen

  • Pat Thompson Posted July 22, 2017 6:09 pm

    I was so sad to hear about Larry…Larry was quite the character…His laugh was infectious…His love for his family was so evident…I am sure of all the years of his grandson Bo’s sports, I betcha he never missed one event. You could walk into the gym and just listen…sure enough you could hear his laughter or his ‘telling the ref how the call should have gone!” voice! He always took the time to chat with me….He was always the one to give you a smack on the back when he saw you!! I wish I would have found out about the services sooner…He deserved to have a room, a hall, a gymnasium,an auditorium, or even a place as large as the Century Link Center full of people to show up in his honor ….he would have loved to know how much his family is loved by so many of us…He was a character….But a character we all loved…..Rest in Peace Larry and many many good thoughts are being sent to you and your amazing family Ginger….
    Pat and Lisa

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