Date of Birth: August 23, 1942
Date of Death: March 30, 2021
Larry Goerger, 78 Peoria, AZ formerly Lakeville, MN passed away Tuesday March 30th at Avista Senior Living in Sun City West, AZ. Celebration of life services are planned for Wednesday April 7th at Christ Church of the Valley Peoria, AZ at 11AM. A memorial and interment service is planned for this summer in Lakeville, MN date TBD. Larry Goerger was born on August 23, 1942 to Nicholas and Laurentia Goerger in Breckenridge, MN. He grew up in Mantador and Fargo North Dakota, graduating from Shanley High School in 1960. After High School he attended NDSU from 1960-1962. He began working for King Leo’s Famous Hamburgers in Fargo before being transfer to Rochester, MN to run the King Leo’s in Rochester. While in Rochester he began working for Clark Oil in 1963 and would spend the next 30 years working for Clark in one form or another. He transferred from the Rochester station to the St. Paul offices of Clark in 1968 working first as a territory rep before operating his own Clark franchise in Apple Valley, MN in 1971. Larry married Sharon Ann Nather at the Nativity Church of Fargo in Fargo, ND in January 1964. They moved to Rochester where they began a family. The new family moved to Eagan, MN in 1968 before settling in Lakeville, MN in 1978. In 2011 Larry and Sharon move to Summer Hill in Apple Valley, MN before retiring to Peoria, AZ in 2015. Larry enjoyed many hobbies including building redwood canoes, model airplanes and all things railroad. But by far his greatest enjoyment came from living with Sharon and raising their family on their hobby farm in Lakeville. When not at home Larry loved to travel and never met a scenic route, dirt road or, game trail that could go unexplored. Larry was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and later developed Parkinsonism with Lewy Body dementia. Larry often credited his unshakable faith, loving family and great friends for making his final years some of his most enjoyable. Larry is survived by his wife Sharon, daughter Nicole (Dale) Judkins, Peoria, AZ and son Jordan Goerger, Firestone, CO. Two grandchildren Joshua Judkins, Kansas City, MO and Jacee Judkins, Peoria, AZ. His siblings MaryAnna Althoff, Margaret Sassian, Germaine Martinson, Tim (Jean) Goerger, Brian Goerger, Jay (Deb Hill) Goerger. Larry was preceded in death by his parents Nick and Laura Goerger, his brother Rodney Olsen and his son Jason Goerger.
Celebration of life services are planned for Wednesday April 7th at Christ Church of the Valley Peoria, AZ at 11AM. A memorial and interment service is planned for this summer in Lakeville, MN date TBD.
Memorials will be forwarded by the family to The Parkinson Foundation and SAM’s (Senior Adult Ministry) Scholarship Fund at Christ Church of the Valley.