Larry Gene Walton, 74, of O'Neill died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill.
Visitation was held Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill.
Memorial services were held Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at the mortuary.
Burial will be at the O'Neill Cemetery in O'Neill at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.
Larry was born on Dec. 2, 1943 to Barton and Maud (Keller) Walton. He graduated from O’Neill Public High School in 1962.
He married Bonnie Slaymaker on July 23, 1971 at the Holt County Courthouse in O’Neill.
Larry, Bonnie and their family lived in Atkinson for five years then later made their home in O’Neill. He was a body mechanic for Marlin “Wick” Wichman for 25 years.
Larry spent much of his time fixing mowers at his home and would occasionally get thrown off of them. He also enjoyed fishing and playing cards. He especially enjoyed playing Tripoly.
Larry is survived by his wife of 47 years Bonnie of O’Neill; two children Scott (Jennifer) Walton of O’Neill and Crystal Walton Lendt of Sloan, Iowa; three grandchildren James, Faith and Isabella; one brother Willard (Francie) Walton of Norfolk; two sisters Linda (Dick) Appleby and Connie (Leonard) Petersen, all of O’Neill; one brother-in-law Neil Nemec of O’Neill; two sisters-in-law Linda Walton of O’Neill and Jan Walton of Clearwater; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son Jimmy Walton; four brothers Donald, Richard, Lester and Ronnie; and four sisters Fern, Neva, Rose and Nancy.