November 8, 1935 - July 31, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2015 at St. Mary’s Cathedral upper church, for Larry (H. F.) Laudenbach, age 79, of St. Cloud. Larry passed away July 31, 2015 at Legends at Heritage Place in Sartell with family at his side after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Reverend Aaron Nett will officiate. Private entombment will take place at Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud with full military honors.

Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, August 2 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Parish Prayers will be at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Monday.

Larry was born November 8, 1935 in Luxemburg, MN to Raymond and Florentine (Beumer) Laudenbach. He graduated from Cathedral High School prior to serving in the U.S. Navy. He married Pat Gardner on April 16, 1959 at St. Mary’s Help of Christians Catholic Church in St. Augusta. He worked as a clerk at the U.S. Post Office in St. Cloud until he retired in 1990. He was an active member of St. Mary’s Cathedral where he served as an usher. He was also a member of St. Cloud Eagles Aerie 622 and volunteered with Home Delivered Meals.

Larry loved spending time with his grandchildren; Erin, Amanda, Linda, Robert, Christopher, Lydia, Lauret, Thomas, and Logan. He also enjoyed his cabin, mowing his yard, golfing, bowling, playing cards, and vacationing with his family.

Larry is survived by his wife Pat of Waite Park, children Karen (Mike) Gibson, Cheryl Laudenbach, Alane (Owen) Matko, Shelly (Kevin) Christy, Lynne (Matthew) Ferkinhoff and Timothy (Beth) Laudenbach, 9 grandchildren, brothers and sister Charles Laudenbach, Betty Lansing, Ralph (Sherrie) Laudenbach, brother-in-law Dennis Zipp and sister-in-law Betty Helget.

Preceding Larry in death were his parents, sister Bonnie Laudenbach, father and mother-in-law George and Alvina Gardner, sister-in-law Mary Zipp, brother-in-law James Lansing, and infant son David.

Larry’s family would like to thank the staff at the Legends at Heritage Place and Sean and staff with St. Croix Hospice for the loving care he received.

Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association, M.S. Society or St. Mary’s Cathedral.