Sioux City, IA - Larry B. deMalignon, long time resident of Sioux City, IA, died November 15, 2023, at his residence unexpectedly. He was 78.
Memorial Services will be held at 2:00pm Monday, November 27th, 2023, at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, 1801 Morningside Avenue. Visitation begins at 1:00pm, with the family present to greet friends.
Larry B. deMalignon was born October 23rd, 1945 in Omaha, NE, to E. Brooke deMalignon and Virginia M. (Hollis) deMalignon. He attended Omaha public schools and graduated from Benson High School in 1963. Following high school, he joined the United States Coast Guard and served during the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged from active service in 1967, he began a long career with IBM. He would later in life go back to school to earn his Associates of Arts and Bachelors of Science in Human Services.
On June 23, 1973, he was united in marriage with Patricia A. Willmore in Sioux City. The couple had 4 children together. He would work at IBM for over 30 years. He started and ran a small construction business in the 80’s which he had for many years. Among many other endeavors he was also proud of having worked as an adjunct professor at Western Iowa Tech for a few years during his retirement, and not one to slow down worked at the Home Depot in Sioux City which he enjoyed till his passing.
Larry was a member of the Siouxland International Messianic Fellowship. He had a heart for people working through addictions and following his retirement he worked with many different organizations as a counselor or mentor. He was a volunteer firefighter during his time living in Batesville, MS.
Larry loved working with his hands, fixing and tinkering with electronics and anything mechanical. He was a lifelong learner and was always deepening his knowledge in any subject that interested him. Cooking and baking were also passions of his, he would always be working on recipes and enjoyed sharing his creations with everyone.
Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife, Patricia; Sons, Kenneth Reikofski (Charolette), Durham, NC; Robert deMalignon (Tara), Milford, NE; David deMalignon (Megan), Sioux City, IA; Matthew deMalignon, Sioux City, IA; 8 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and sister, Judy Spencer, Ocala, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Bob deMalignon.