OBITUARY

Larry H. Koberg

May 6, 1949July 23, 2021
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Larry Henry Koberg, 72, of Walcott, passed away Friday, July 23, 2021 at Genesis East.

A celebration of life will be Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 10 am at The Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be Friday from 3-7 pm at the mortuary. Burial will be in the Walcott Cemetery. Memorials may go to the Walcott American Legion of which he was a member or to the Hearts & Hands Foundation of Walcott. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com.

Larry was born May 6, 1949 in Davenport. He was the son of Ralph and Edna (Johannsen) Koberg. He graduated from St. Ambrose College. He started as a meter reader at Mid- American Energy but was called to serve in the Army during the Vietnam War. He returned to Mid-American Energy where he retired as a System’s Analyst after 45 years. He married Nancy Kunde on October 1, 1977 in Walcott.

He was a sports enthusiast and loved everything about the Iowa Hawkeyes. He enjoyed attending all sporting events through the years. He was active in the Walcott community in various capacities and with the International Softball Congress. He helped form the former North Scott “I” Club, and was active in the Quad City and National “I” Clubs. He loved going to Circa 21 and vacationing at their condo in South Padre Island. He loved classic cars and owned a 1938 Chevrolet.

Honoring his memory include wife, Nancy, daughters, Lori Ehlers, East Moline and Lisa (Mark) Goodwin, Walcott, grandchildren: Mitchell Harksen (Kaylee Blazer) and Carter and Lane Goodwin; brother, Ron, Lake Havasu City, AZ and sister-in-law, Bernice Koberg, Plain View, IA; his beloved cat and “best buddy,” Beau, who was such a good boy and Beau’s twin sister, Button.

His parents, brother, Kenneth and sister, Karole Snyder preceded him in death.

  • FAMILY

  • Ralph Koberg, Father (deceased)
  • Edna (Johannsen) Koberg, Mother (deceased)
  • Nancy (Kunde) Koberg, Wife
  • Lori Ehlers, Daughter
  • Lisa Goodwin (Mark), Daughter
  • Mitchell Harksen (Kaylee Blazer), Grandson
  • Carter Goodwin, Grandson
  • Lane Goodwin, Grandson
  • Ron Koberg, Brother
  • Bernice Koberg, Sister-in-law
  • Kenneth Koberg, Brother (deceased)
  • Karole Snyder, Sister (deceased)
  • He also is survived by his beloved cat and "best buddy",Beau, and Beau's twin sister, Button.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kirk Koberg, Pallbearer
  • Kevin Koberg, Pallbearer
  • Korey Koberg, Pallbearer
  • K.C. Schaefer, Pallbearer
  • Rhett Schaefer, Pallbearer
  • Justin Snowbarger, Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Walcott American Legion
  • Hearts & Hands of Walcott

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 30, 2021

  • Funeral Services

    Saturday, July 31, 2021

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Lori E.

September 3, 2021

Pops, I love you so much and my heart is breaking, as it does every night when I grieve for you. I know you’re in a better place and free from pain but I never imagined how much we would all hurt and how devastating it would be when you left us only six short weeks ago. I miss you so much and I’d give anything to have you back. I don’t think you had any idea how many people loved you, respected and admired you, looked up to you,
appreciated your generosity and kindness, loved your sense of humor and infectious, fun-loving spirit, and are missing you terribly. Why? Well, because you were busy, and humbly, just being you. 🤷🏻‍♂️ But, like the song goes, I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again. And I will. You will always and forever be remembered in our hearts, never forgotten. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Keith Wills

July 30, 2021

So very sorry to hear about the passing away of Larry. I had the privilege of sitting bye him at Iowa Hawkeye games in the 80's and 90's. My thoughts and prayers are with Nancy and their girls and their families. He was a helluva great man and will be dearly missed. Go Hawkeye's

Randy Siebke

July 30, 2021

Sorry about your loss Nancy and family he always cared about you he took me home one night he came back in the morning make sure I was all right and I don’t know if he kept my uncle inline or if my uncle kept him inline on bowling nights

Lynne Hoffmann

July 30, 2021

Dear Nancy and Family -- I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Larry was one of the best! He did so much for Walcott and the Hawkeyes. Hoping wonderful memories will help to ease your sorrow. Thoughts and prayers are with you,

Nicole Duffey

July 27, 2021

My deepest sympathies to Nancy, Lisa, and Lori. My prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Larry will live on in my memories from champagne brunches, button brigade, fast pitch softball, and Walcott Day. To me, he was an extension of my family, just as you all are.

Love,
Nicole “Meyer” Duffey

Bradley Anderson

July 25, 2021

Our deepest condolences and our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. We pray you will find comfort in your memories and in our loving Lord.
Bradley & Susie Anderson and the Wayne & Marie Anderson family

Annette Julson

July 25, 2021

I worked with Larry for several years at Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric and then MidAmerican Energy. At work he always was calm, patient and professional. I remember a Christmas Party at my house in Ankeny and Larry was one of the first to arrive from the Quad Cities. We had no clue how to assemble the ice hockey table that we had just purchased. Larry took the lead with some others and assembled the table for us. A great solid guy.

Colonel Steve Garrington, Honor Flight

July 25, 2021

Dear Friends,

We at Honor Flight of the Quad Cities were saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved veteran. We understand that this is a time of grief for you, and we share that grief with you. We are thankful for him and his selfless contribution of time and effort to support and defend our nation.

We are also thankful for all of you who have supported him before, during, and after his service. A wise person once said: “Those who put on the uniform are our knights of old, and our heroes of today, and our hope for the future.”

Please know that all of us at HFQC will be keeping you in our prayers.

The Board of Directors and Volunteers of
Honor Flight of the Quad Cities

Melanie Meersman

July 25, 2021

I am sorry to hear of Larrys passing. I worked with Larry at Iowa-Illinois and Midamerican Energy . He was always so nice. My sympathy to the family and Rest in Peace Larry.

Sandy Kunde

July 24, 2021

That picture captures that easy-going, fun-loving Larry perfectly. So hard to believe he's gone. My heart goes out to all those who know, love and will miss him deeply, same as we will.

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Biography

Larry Henry Koberg, 72, of Walcott, passed away Friday, July 23, 2021 at Genesis East. A celebration of life will be Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 10 am at The Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be Friday from 3-7 pm at the mortuary. Burial will be in the Walcott Cemetery. Memorials may go to the Walcott American Legion of which he was a member or to the Hearts & Hands Foundation of Walcott. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com. Larry was born May 6, 1949 in Davenport. He was the son of Ralph and Edna (Johannsen) Koberg. He graduated from St. Ambrose College. He started as a meter reader at Mid- American Energy but was called to serve in the Army during the Vietnam War. He returned to Mid-American Energy where he retired as a System’s Analyst after 45 years. He married Nancy Kunde on October 1, 1977 in Walcott. He was a sports enthusiast and loved everything about the Iowa Hawkeyes. He enjoyed attending all sporting events through the years. He was active in the Walcott community in various capacities and with the International Softball Congress. He helped form the former North Scott “I” Club, and was active in the Quad City and National “I” Clubs. He loved going to Circa 21 and vacationing at their condo in South Padre Island. He loved classic cars and owned a 1938 Chevrolet. Honoring his memory include wife, Nancy, daughters, Lori Ehlers, East Moline and Lisa (Mark) Goodwin, Walcott, grandchildren: Mitchell Harksen (Kaylee Blazer) and Carter and Lane Goodwin; brother, Ron, Lake Havasu City, AZ and sister-in-law, Bernice Koberg, Plain View, IA; his beloved cat and “best buddy,” Beau, who was such a good boy and Beau’s twin sister, Button. His parents, brother, Kenneth and sister, Karole Snyder preceded him in death.