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Lawrence Michael Fla-herty - Vietnam Vet 1967-1970, was born April 6, 1948 and died on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Lawrence was a beloved husband of Margaret A. Flaherty, father of Eric Flaherty, and papa to Austin and Colin, father to Kelli Flaherty, and papa to Preston and Mason.

And a beloved stepfather to Ericka and husband Bob Helling and grandchildren Josh and Lizzy and stepfather to Bridget Larson and friend Michael Wells.

Preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Cecilia Flaherty; siblings, Barbara Loftus, Maragaret Donovan and Martin Flaherty; and beloved daughter, Bridgette Irene Flaherty.

Larry graduated from North High School, Minneapolis in 1966. He achieved an AA degree from North Hennepin Community College and a BA degree from the University of Minnesota. Larry worked in finance and property management.

He was a gentle soul who never held a grudge, slow to anger and quick to forgive. He loved quietly and completely. He was a music loving, God fearing Irishman and member of Park Rapids Community since 1993.

Funeral service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Park Rapids.

Visitation: one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday.

Interment: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis at a later date.

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