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Larry Gordon Jobes, age 73 of Rogers, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Sunday, March 22, 2020. He was born February 14, 1947 in Robbinsdale, the son of Gordon and Erma (Klatt) Jobes.

Larry was baptized on March 30, 1947. He was confirmed in the Lutheran Faith on March 7, 1971 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maple Grove.

Larry graduated from Buffalo High School in 1965 where he excelled at football and track. He proudly served in the United States Army for 2 years. He began his semi driving career with Red Owl and then SuperValu until his retirement. After retirement, Larry worked part-time at Manheim Auto Auctions.

On June 5, 1971, Larry Jobes and Carol Schmidt were united in marriage at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maple Grove by Pastor Fred Pfotenhauer. They were blessed with two children: Jonathan and Jenny.

Larry was a faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maple Grove where he served on the trustee board, was an usher, and part of the safety committee.

Larry enjoyed collecting trucks, playing cards, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a very friendly and easy-going man who was well liked by everyone. He will be deeply missed by all.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Erma Jobes; and brother, David Jobes.

Larry is survived by his loving wife, Carol Jobes; son, Jonathan Jobes; daughter, Jenny (Jeff) Holovnia; grandchildren, Dalton, Weston, Adelyn, Braxton; brother, Dennis Jobes; sister, Nancy (Jeff) Francis; sisters-in-law, Marian Tillmann, Darlean Goskey; brother-in-law, Harold (Cathy) Schmidt; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.

A private family service will be held Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

A public celebration of Larry’s life will be held at a later date.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. 763-497-5362.

11 Guestbook Entries

  1. Harold and Cathy Schmidt

    ‘What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.’
    Helen Keller
    Larry will always be a part of you. With sympathy,

  2. Ric Seashore

    Condolences to Carol and the family. RIP old friend! Thanks for the memories.

  3. Karen Kohnen Marschel

    You have my heartfelt sympathy at this time. I will always remember Larry’s smile and fun personality throughout those high school years of riding the school bus together.
    Treasure all of your memories!

  4. Doug and Patty Klersy

    Our hearts go out to Carol and the family.
    Larry will be missed by many.

  5. Carol (Walhowe) Bitzer

    Carol and family, so sorry for your loss. May you all find comfort in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  6. Fred & Jeanie Pfotenhauer

    Condolences on the loss of our brother “Larr” as Gordy referred to him. Will never forget riding with Larry in the “1800” International when he “taught” me the Guernsey Route. This was after his stint in the Army.
    Fred & Jeanie

  7. Craig Stubstad

    Sympathy’s to Carol and family. Larry was a good friend in high school and one of the really nice guys I have been around. RIP Larry.

  8. Dianne (Kottke) Griffith

    My sympathy to Carol and family and friends. Lots of memories of Larry in high school and that long ride on the bus.. Always kind and a great smile.

  9. Glen Grambart

    To Carol and Family, My sympathy is with all of you. Larry was a great friend during high school and the years that we played ball together, that was when we knew him as “Scooter”. Unfortunately, we kind of lost touch when we both went in the service. He will always be remembered as a really nice person.

  10. Paula & Jerry Shetka

    Carol & Family,
    Our sincere sympathy to all of you.
    I too, have many happy memories of riding the bus with both of you during our high school years, and our get togethers after that. May you treasure all your memories forever!

  11. Ron Heacock

    Sorry for your loss Carol, Larry was always a very friendly guy in High School. It was great to see him at our 50th class reunion. It was great that Ric Seashore and I got to visit with you and Larry before the reunion, reunions don’t give you much time with each classmate when over 70 show up. God Bless and take care.


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