Obituary: Larry Dean “Little Larry” Funston, Jr.

Larry was born April 18, 1960, in Anaconda, MT to Larry, Sr. and Rosalie
Larry Dean “Little Larry” Funston
Posted at 1:55 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 15:55:19-04

Larry Dean “Little Larry” Funston, Jr., 59, passed away on October 11, 2019, in Billings, MT after a courageous fight against ARDS.

Little Larry was born April 18, 1960, in Anaconda, MT to Larry, Sr. and Rosalie Matz Funston. Larry graduated from C.M. Russell High School in 1978. After high school, Larry went on to the Ironworkers Apprenticeship and continued a full 35 years as a union Journeyman Ironworker.

Through the 35 years working across the United States, he worked many major jobs. Some including the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Utah, restoration of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Milwaukee Brewers Stadium, just to name a few. Many of these jobs, he was working beside his dad, brother, uncle, cousins, and, most importantly, his son Travis.

Throughout his travels around the country his heart was always in Montana with his family.

Larry married his high school sweetheart and soul mate, Carol Wood on June 25, 1983. Together they had two children, Travis and Jenelle. Travis is still enjoying bachelor life, and Jenelle has a beautiful son, Griffin, who was Larry’s biggest pride and joy. Larry loved being call “Boppa.”

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Solid Rock Bible Church (751 4th Ave NW Great Falls, MT).

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