Range Funeral Homes


Larry L. LaBarge

10/24/1940 - 12/17/2021

Larry L. LaBarge passed away Friday, December 17, 2021 at the Fairview Range Medical Center after battling cancer for many years.

He was born in Brookston, MN on October 24, 1940 to Charles and Eliza LaBarge. He had been an employee for the Sherman Mine until it closed. He owned and operated a scrap iron business with his brother, Bill. His last employment was at Shubat Transportation. After retirement he kept himself busy gardening, chopping wood and working on race cars. He was a permanent fixture at the Hibbing Raceway. He loved going to the races. His family was everything to him. He enjoyed having barbecues and family gatherings at his home.

Larry is survived by his wife, Lois; daughter, Lisa (Kevin) VonderHaar; son, Skinner LaBarge; son-in-law, Daver Aho; grandchildren: Jesse Makela, Aaron Olson, Derek Olson, Tristan (Jessica) LaBarge, Ryan LaBarge, Michael Perrault, Alyssa (John) Grotberg, and Dustin LaBarge; eight great grandchildren; and special niece and nephew, Debbie Johnson and Randy LaBarge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and his daughter, Lynda.

Services for Larry will be at the Range Funeral Home in Hibbing on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm with visitation beginning at noon.

Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.

6 thoughts on “Larry L. LaBarge”

  1. Sue (LaBarge) Pogue says:

    Rest in peace uncle Larry you fought a long hard battle. Lois, Lisa, Skinner and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Dede LaBarge says:

    My thoughts are with you.

  3. Nanette Rushton says:

    Lois and family, My thoughts are with you ❤.
    Larry was great to work with at Shubat. He had a wonderful laugh , was a thoughtful listener in any conversation.
    I remember him listening to the song: “will you remember my name? When I see you in heaven…”

  4. Beth Pierce says:

    Larry was such a great guy – so good to Mallory and Drake when they were growing up and running around in John and RoseAnn’s (and his) yard and garage. Hugs to the family.

  5. Larry Tuin says:

    I just read the obit for Larry, Sandy and I would like to send our condolences. We have great memories of KL and it’s tough to see the old timers go that helped make them. He was a great neighbor and fun to work with when I was at Shubat’s. Our prayers are with you.
    Larry and Sandy Tuin

  6. Bridget Blum says:

    Lois and family, it’s with a heavy heart to hear of Larry’s passing. I will always cherish my memories working with Larry. He was a great person who had a big heart. My God wrap his arms around all of you during this difficult time.
    Bridget and Kim Blum

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Wenesday 12/22/2021 at 1:00 PM
Range Funeral Home - Hibbing, 2nd Avenue West, Hibbing, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 12:00 PM