Rev. Dr. Larry D. LaVelle


Rev. Dr. Larry D. LaVelle passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2010.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 5 at First United Methodist Church, 516 Kellogg Avenue, Ames, IA.   The family will be at Reiman Gardens on Saturday, December 4 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, 1407 University Boulevard, Ames, IA to welcome visitors.


Rev. LaVelle served in Iowa at Ottumwa, Wesley; Harlan-Monroe Chapel; Des Moines, First; as Des Moines District Superintendent and Ames, First.  He retired in 2002.


Survivors include his wife, Virginia (Ginny) of Ames, IA and daughters: Kristy Bolar of Gilbert, IA and Kim Van Haecke of Urbandale, IA.


In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be sent to Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary’s Rueben P. Job Endowment for Spiritual Formation or to any of the churches Larry served.


Bishop Trimble and the Cabinet – November 29, 2010