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Larry Gene Sibley
  • May 24, 1935
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  • May 09, 2020

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Larry Gene Sibley, 84, of Ocala, FL passed away May 9, 2020. Born in DeKalb, IL on May 24, 1935 to Harold and Anna Sibley, he grew up in Plano, Illinois where his family owned the Purina Feed Mill. He graduated from the University of Minnesota where he met Margaret “Maggie” Joan Fellows on a blind date. They were married September 7, 1957 and blessed with 46 years of marriage until Maggie’s passing in 2003. Following graduation, Larry enlisted in the US Navy and was stationed in Newport, RI, Athens, GA and Yokohoma, Japan. After the service, Larry worked in sales for Owens Corning Fiberglass, National Gypsum, Guardian Insurance and Foster, Klima and Co. Larry was known for his ability to build and fix almost anything. He had an infectious smile, incredible memory, and the ability to carry on an interesting conversation with anyone he met. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking his family canoeing in Northern Minnesota. In 1987 they moved to Cannon Falls, Minnesota where they owned and operated; Auntie Maude’s, Kitty Applegate’s, Pine & Prints, and Raisinberry Farm until 1995. Eventually, they moved to northern Wisconsin to retire. They were members of Long Lake Lutheran Church in Sarona, WI. On October 2, 2004 Larry married his high school sweetheart, Gloria Mae Minnick. They moved to Ocala, Florida in 2013 to enjoy their retirement in the sunshine and travel. Larry was a US Navy Veteran, a member of Joy Lutheran Church of Ocala and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Sibley; daughters, Patty Sibley of Eagan, MN and Sue Clark (Joe) of Cumberland, WI; step children, Valerie Lindholm (Jim) of Kent, WA, Dennis Minnick (Suzanne) of Corpus Christi, TX and Steve Minnick (Suzanne) of Punta Gorda, FL; sister, Carol Sorenson of Mission Viejo, CA, 5 grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren and 13 step great grandchildren. Larry taught his daughters to be lifelong learners, the love of travel, and to always get back on the pony if it bucks you off. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. The family requests that donations be made to your charity of choice or to https://www.parkinson.org/ Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers Funerals & Cremations 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Ocala, FL 352-236-7813.


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  1. 30 May 2020
    Bill Stevens says:
    We grew up together in elementary and high school. I am 3 years older than Larry.
    My little brother Dave was a close friend of Larry. Now both are gone.
    God Bless both of you now together.

  2. 21 May 2020
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  4. 15 May 2020
    Patricia Vanic says:
    I meant Larry through
    my cousin Gloria
    He was a terrific man
    & they were so happy!!! You will be very missed Larry. Rest In Peace

  5. 14 May 2020
    Lesli Brook (Fellows) Paquette says:
    Oh I'm gonna miss my Uncle Larry with the broad smile and crinkled up eyes. I have many fond memories of visiting starting at Nancy Circle, Chesmar Lane and Cannon Falls. One year for Christmas heading to your home in Rosemount I'll never forget the 360° spin we took on the very snowing roads 'way out in the country'. I loved coming to your farm to play with the cousins, ride horses, feed sheep and butcher chickens. You were always warm and welcoming. Those family gatherings were always filled with love and laughter, and yours was one of the best. Rest in Peace, and say hello everyone up there from me.

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