Larry Magner

Larry J. Magner, 71, of Waukon died surrounded by his family Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Memorial services were held Friday, October 28 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in West Ridge Cemetery, rural Waukon. Martin-Grau Funeral Home, Waukon handled arrangements.

Lawrence “Larry” Joseph Magner was born September 18, 1951 in La Crosse, WI, the son of Urban and Lillian (Howes) Magner. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John the Baptist - West Ridge Catholic Church and attended St. Patrick School in Waukon, graduating in 1969. January 8, 1972, he married Alice Folsom Riley and to this union three sons were born, James Riley and Darren and Kevin Magner, along with an infant daughter, Dana.

Larry began working for the Waukon Goodyear Tire Center in 1973, and continued until retiring after 45 years of service. He was a people person and truly enjoyed being around all the customers, especially the many farmers in the tri-state area.

April 27, 1982, he met and fell in love with Julie Snitker. They married February 14, 1986 and had two daughters, Crystal and Tami. In 1985, Larry and Julie bought the Magner family farm on West Ridge, where they farmed and raised beef cattle. Larry enjoyed many things in life, from being outdoors to playing cards and socializing with many friends new and old. He truly loved everyone, especially his very blended family. Choo-Choo!

Survivors include his wife, Julie, of Waukon; his children: James (Stacy) Riley of Waukon, Darren (Ivy) Magner of Easley, SC, Crystal (Neal) Corwin of Waukon and Tami (Jenna) Magner of Evansville, WI; his grandchildren: Trystan and Kashton, Hannah (Brian), Emyleigh, Sara and Olivia, Reed and Regan, and Charlee, Brooklyn and Tynlee; his great-grandchildren, Bristol and Collins; two sisters, Lorraine Drew of Waukon and Kay Mettille of Lansing; and two brothers, Jim and Frank Magner, both of Waukon. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Alice; his son, Kevin; an infant daughter, Dana; and his sister, Delores Schauls.

His beloved grandchildren will serve as honorary urnbearers and his daughter, Crystal Corwin, will be the urnbearer. Online condolences may be left at