January 11, 1919 - February 21, 2016


Hilaria 'Larry' Szyplinski, age 97, of Foley, died Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the Foley Nursing Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Friday, February 26, 2016 at St. John's Catholic Church, Foley. The Rev. Leo Moenkedick will officiate. Burial will be in the Parish cemetery. Friends may call after 10:00 AM Friday at the church. Memorials in lieu of flowers to St. John’s Catholic School, Foley, Minnesota.

Hilaria, "Larry" Szyplinski departed this world on Sunday, February 21, 2016 to enjoy her reward of life with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The family gives thanks to the Lord for her 97 years.

Larry was born on January 11, 1919 in Mahnomen, Minnesota, the fifth of seven children to Frank and Sarah (Bellfiele) Otremba. She learned hard work was a way of life and so continued that all of her life. She married Joe Szypinski on January ll, 1938 and they were married for 60 years. They had a farm in Brennyville and then moved to Minneapolis where she worked for Honeywell. They also had a lake home on Horseshoe Lake and retired to Foley.

Larry was always helping others, her home was an open door to many nieces and nephews and anyone who needed a home. She was generous to her children and grandchildren and she loved volunteering and serving others.

Larry is dearly missed by her son, Richard (Bernice); daughters; Joyce (Ed) Lutz, Diane
(Ray) Sundeen; loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and her sister, Sylvia Deppa.

Larry was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, and son, LeRoy; four sisters, a brother and her parents.