Larry Lee Rosenbohm, 84, of Graham, Missouri, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 13, 2023. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 at Bram Funeral Home in Maryville, Missouri. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 18 at the Graham United Methodist Church in Graham. Burial will be in the Prairie Home Cemetery in Graham following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Graham United Methodist Church or Prairie Home Cemetery both in Graham, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Larry was born Dec. 28, 1938, to George and Mary Margaret (Lyle) Rosenbohm on the family farm in rural Graham.
He graduated from Graham High School in 1956 as salutatorian. He then attended NWMSU. While obtaining his two-year agricultural degree, he met Janet L. Vandewater, the love of his life. On Oct. 12, 1958, Larry married Janet at the Fairview Christian Church in rural Stuart. They celebrated their 61st anniversary in 2019.
Larry served nine years in the Missouri National Guard, Maryville, Missouri, in the 129th Field Artillery Division, achieving rank of Sergeant First Class E7.
Larry made a career out of farming and was passionate about soil conservation and field management using tile and terraces starting over 60 years ago. Like many farmers during of the era, he had a strong diversified livestock operation.
As his father and grandfather before him, he was an early adapter in new agriculture technology. He received numerous farm awards and recognitions as Missouri State Fair Farm Family, Maryville Chamber of Commerce Farm Family, Nodaway-Holt FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer and was inducted into the Nodaway County Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2021.
He also served on the board of directors for several companies: Grand River Mutual Telephone Company, Golden Triangle Energy, Missouri Farmers Bank, and MO State Small Business Development Committee. Locally, he was an active member of the Graham Lions Club for over 50 years and strong supporter of 4-H.
Larry had a strong faith in God. He could be found almost every Sunday at the Graham United Methodist Church where he was a very active, life-long member. He served in every office and as a Sunday school teacher through the years.
Larry had a good sense of humor, loved riddles, number puzzles, anything involving math, was an avid reader and enjoyed visiting with friends while traveling with Janet, where they made many lifelong friends. He worked hard, lived honorably, thought soundly and influenced unselfishly.
He is preceded in death by: his wife, Janet; his parents, George and Mary Margaret Rosenbohm and twin granddaughters, Marci and Michala Rosenbohm.
Family was very important to him. Larry is survived by three sons: Kevin (Michele), Mike (Marsha) and Dan (Kathy) all of Graham; five grandchildren: Matt (Kylie) of Bolckow, Missouri, Nick (Glenda) of Graham, Marc (Lacey) of Columbia, Missouri, Megan of Plymouth, Wisconsin, and Cory (Brianna) of Shawnee, Kansas; four great-granddaughters: Lila, Ellie, Maddison and Quinn; great-grandson, Tucker and brother in-law, Larry Joe (Jean) Vandewater of Greenfield.