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Lawrence “Larry” Hesch

Lawrence “Larry” Joseph Hesch, age 81, of Carrington, ND, died Monday, September 16, 2019 at Golden Acres Manor Nursing Home in Carrington, after a short period with cancer.

Larry was born in Valley City, ND, and was raised in Eckelson, ND, the son of Garvis and Bernice (Stroh) Hesch. He was a lifelong resident of Woodworth and Carrington where he ranched for 19 years and then retired, but remained very active on the ranch up until June of 2019.

In his early years, Larry enjoyed playing his guitar and accordion in the band Country Roads for many years. He also enjoyed working and hauling livestock for himself and many others in the area. Many of times you could find him out on the farm making hay or having his morning “coffee” at Runnings in Carrington stocking shelves…..even though he wasn’t an employee, he knew where everything was and where it went.

Larry leaves his wife of 34 years, Sharon (Flemmer) Hesch; two sons, Leslie (Melanie) Hesch and Terry (Marshell Ziesch) Hesch; one daughter, Cindy (Wes) McElroy; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; his step-children, Roxanne (James) Wiest, Janelle (Patrick) Stocking, Lonnie (Eileen) Schaffer and Todd  (Erin) Schaffer; eleven step-grandchildren and thirteen step-great grandchildren; one brother, Duane (Linda) Hesch; one sister, Cheryl (Bruce) Foster; many nieces, nephews, and many close friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, nephews Kyle and Jeramie Foster, and step-son Scott Schaffer.


Visitation: will be Thursday, 9:00AM-5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home and will continue from 6:00PM-7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM at Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington.

Funeral Service: will be held Friday, September 20, 2019 at 10:30AM at Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington.

Burial: will be at the Carrington Cemetery. 

Posted Condolences:


  1. So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the whole family.

  2. Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember Larry. God Bless

  3. It just won’t be the same going in to Runnings and not running in to Larry, cup of coffee in hand, smile on his face- wondering if you found everything…..so sorry for your loss 😢

  4. Very kind and humbled man!
    I loved talking to Larry in the mornings at work! (runnings)
    I’m glad I knew him before he moved on.
    My condolences to his family 🙏

  5. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you

  6. Larry will be missed. I have a lot of great memories of him. When I think of them they make me smile.

    My thoughts and prayers for the family,

  7. Our deepest sympathy to all the family’s. I remember his every evening pineapple sundaes and he always put all the returns away at Runnings. It will be a big loss for Carrington.

  8. So sorry for your loss. I knew him for years. I wish I could be there. I will always have my memories of him from Runnings.

  9. Our sympathy goes out to all of you. Larry was a very unique man who would always stop and talk to everyone even if he didn’t know them. You are all in our thoughts.

  10. So sorry for you loss, your Dad was a great man with many stories. I hadn’t seen him in awhile, however this pic is exactly what I remember him as. Hugs and prayer to you all! Please give your mom a hug also, they were my God Parents.

  11. Sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Missed him at runnings too. Will miss his smile!!

  12. Sorry to hear of Larry’s passing, have good memories of working cattle with Larry . Condolences to family

  13. Sorry for your loss larry will be greatly miss he was like part of the Family at Runnings

  14. So sorry for your loss. Terry can be proud of his family! Prayers to you all.

  15. My deepest condolences to Sharon and all of the extended family. Larry was such a kind man. Always with a smile. I will remember him fondly.

  16. So sorry for your loss Sharon,remembering all the good times at Doris’ house.

  17. Fill your heart with the happy memories of Larry when your heart is empty. We’re so sorry for your loss.

  18. My thoughts are with Larry’s family. He really sounded like a good and hardworking person. It is so painful thing to lose someone, yet no one else can really know all that you feel except our Heavenly Father. He knows and feels your pain. He calls death an enemy and promises to remove it forever, Isaiah 25:8 “And he will swallow up death forever…” He also promised to wake up all our loved ones, in the memorial tombs, from death (Isaiah 26:19). What joy it will be to see our loved ones again and to enjoy life as our Creator purposed (Psalms 145:16). I  hope these words give all of you comfort.


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