Larry Marchand

Blue Earth, Minn.

Larry Lee Marchand, 58, of Blue Earth, Minn., and formerly of Britt, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Celebration of life service for Larry Marchand will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, at the United Methodist Church, 215 Summit Avenue in Crystal Lake, with Pastor Les Green officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 5-7 p.m. at Ewing Funeral Home in Britt and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Larry Lee was born on Oct. 20, 1959, to Donald and Leona (Blank) Marchand in Britt, Iowa. He attended school in Kanawha and graduated from Woden-Crystal Lake High School with the Class of 1978.  He then attended NIACC and graduated with his Associates Degree in 1980. He transferred to Iowa State to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Horticultural Science in 1982. Larry then took his education and moved to New Orleans, La., and started his career at Banning Nursery. Later, hlater moved to Garden Spot. Both were family owned, and the families took Larry in as one of their own. Larry delighted in showing the culture, sights and tastes of New Orleans to all who visited, as well as talking about local celebrity chefs he landscaped for.

In 2016, Larry moved to Blue Earth, Minn., to be closer to family.

Larry is survived by his siblings,  Patty (Jack) Tucker of Johnson, Kan., Mary Jo (Cliff) Post of Blue Earth, Minn., Judy Marchand of Sioux Falls, Dean Marchand of Fredrick, Colo., Brian (Catherine) Sorenson of Guttenburg, Iowa, LaMae (Lindy) Peterson of Woonsocket, Gail (Vance) Vander Ploeg of Greybull, Wyo., and Brad (Julie)  Sorenson of Woden, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Don Marchand, Leona Sorenson, and Kenneth Sorenson; and brother, Patrick Marchand.

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