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Larry L. Watkins

May 18, 1941 — April 5, 2022

Larry L. Watkins, 80, of Sioux City, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at a local hospital. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2022 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be directed to


Larry was born on May 18, 1941 in Hawarden, Iowa, to Truman and Esther (Klave) Watkins. He graduated from Morningside College in 1975. On October 10, 1975 he married Janice Johnson in Sioux City.


Throughout his life, Larry worked in many walks of life. He spent years working at Sioux Tools, Roberts Dairy, Refrigeration Engineering, and Lawler’s Fixture Company.


He was a season ticket holder for Musketeers hockey, an avid bowler and golfer, had a love for classic cars and enjoyed wrenching on them, and enjoyed attending swap meets. He also enjoyed having a cold beer at the pop stand.


He served our nation in the United States Army.


Survivors include his wife, Janice Watkins of Sioux City; daughter, Dana Watkins of Sioux City and her children: Maddison Medbourn, Hunter Medbourn, and Sam Steele; son, Chris (Heidi) Watkins of Grimes, IA, and their children: Lainey and Sam Watkins; a sister, Mary Kindig of Sioux Falls; and a brother, Doug Watkins (Jer) of Sioux City.


He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Bryan Watkins.

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel

3220 Stone Park Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51104

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