December 17, 1942 - September 08, 2016


Larry C. McAlpine, age 73, of Princeton, died peacefully, Thursday, September 8, 2016 with his loving wife and youngest son, Jesse, by his side, at his home. Larry was born on December 17, 1942 in Minneapolis, MN the son of Delton and Marilyn (Walters) McAlpine. Larry grew up in Dayton, MN. He met the love of his life, Betty Martin, in high school and the two were married on November 26, 1960. They were blessed with 6 children, which multiplied into 18 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, and 12 great-great grandchildren. Larry followed in his father’s footsteps as a well driller and eventually became a partner in the family business. He was fortunate enough to retire at an early age and able to start a well repairs business in Nisswa. Larry and Betty moved to their lake home and spent 10 wonderful years in the forest together. Larry had many interests but one of his most favorite past times was playing “SMEAR” and spending time with family and friends camping. Larry was a great story teller and treated everyone he met with a joke and a smile. He had a great sense of humor, was always full of fun and loved to make people laugh. He joked a lot and loved to tease, people felt happy to be around him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Betty; children, John (Jenny) McAlpine, Angela (Brad) George, Christine (Dan) Heldman, Lori (Kevin) Troseth, Todd (Angela) McAlpine and Jesse McAlpine; 17 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Patti (Francis) Chouinard, Susie (Steve) Demarais and Dennis McAlpine; half-brother Douglas McAlpine; step brothers Tom Walters and Jim Walters; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson Colton Troseth; and step-sister Marlene Wald.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 13, from 4-8PM with a prayer service at 6:30PM at Christ Our Light Catholic Parish, North Campus, in Princeton, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, September 14, at 10AM at the church in Princeton. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in St. Edward’s Catholic Cemetery in Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.