Larry Standley

October 5, 2021

Larry Standley

Funeral Services: Will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by the Greenfield American Legion Head-Endres Post No. 265 and V.F.W. Post No. 5357. Pastor Steven Broers will officiate the service. The Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of the professional arrangements.  

Open Visitation: Will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Friday, October 8, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield. 

Memorials: Memorials may be directed to Larry Standley Memorial Fund to be established by the family at a later date. 

Larry LaVerne Standley was born February 4, 1939, in Union County, Iowa, the son of Harley and Lizzie (Marckmann). He passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at the Greenfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Greenfield, Iowa, at the age of 82.

Larry lived most of his life in Adair County, Iowa. He attended country school at Grove Center No. 5 and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1957. After graduation he served his country in the Army Reserves, two months at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri and four months at Fort Ord, California. He attended meetings at Creston and a week at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin for a total of six years in the Army Reserves, 1957-1965.

Larry was married to Joy Brockman May 27, 1959, in Orient, Iowa. To this union five children were born: Ted and Terry (Oct. 7, 1959), Patti (March 19, 1961), Monte (May 31, 1964) and Randy (May 20, 1966). They lived in Greenfield, Des Moines and back to Greenfield where he had the Texaco Station for five years. Moving to Earlham and working back in Des Moines, trucking again. When Joy’s parents retired he purchased the farm and still worked in Des Moines trucking until retirement putting in 34 years of trucking and farming. He loved horses, watching football games, westerns, and especially enjoyed his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Donald and Gary Standley; granddaughter, Kristine Tiernan; twin grandsons, Ryan and Lance Standley; and in-laws, Paul and Amelia Brockman;

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joy Standley of Greenfield; five children, Ted and Brenda Standley of Greenfield, Terry Standley of Stinnett, Texas, Patti and David Wieronski of Valley View, Texas, Monte and Cathy Standley of Greenfield and Randy Standley of Greenfield; ten grandchildren, Jamie and Joe Beekmann, Denise Tiernan, Tyler and McKenzie Standley, Jonna and Patrick Pilapil, Nick and Megan Standley, Brit and Walter Petitt, Jacob Standley, Austin Standley, Alex Standley and Abbie and Cody Kirchhoff; 18 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

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