Larry C. “Tiz” Antisdel, 88 of Lenox, Iowa passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, February 24, 2022. A Celebration of Life service, led by Pastor Tim Maxa, will be 6 PM, Monday, February 28, 2022 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center of Creston, Iowa with Masonic Rites; and Military Honors by Williamson American Legion Post #719. Open visitation from 2-6 PM, Monday with family receiving friends 4-6 PM at the funeral home. Larry will be cremated after the ceremony and a private interment will be at a later date in Graceland Cemetery. Memorial contributions are directed to the United Presbyterian Church of Lenox, Iowa and/or the Union County Honor Flight. Memories can be shared online at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Larry was born January 8, 1934 near Bridgewater, Iowa in rural Adair County, the son of Cecil Irwin and Violet Lettie (Means) Antisdel. He graduated from Prescott High School with the Class of 1952 and married Virginia Ruth Bauer on June 4, 1953 in Prescott, Iowa. Larry enlisted in the United States Army in May 1954. He served 21 months active duty, as a Postal Clerk, and in February 1956, he was Honorably discharged and returned to his life on the farm with Virginia. The couple would be blessed with the birth of 3 children: Jeanne, Patti and Dave.
Larry had a passion for farming passed on to him from his parents. He farmed most of his life until leaving the farm during the farm crisis in the early 1980’s. Larry and Virginia moved to Windsor, Colorado in 1985 and Larry worked as a Property Manager for several apartment complexes. Larry and Virginia returned to Iowa following the death of Larry’s father in 1987 and the farm remains in the family with Dave and Annette to this day. Larry and Virginia later divorced.
While no longer farming, Larry continued working various places, including SIRWA in Creston, Crop Production Services in Corning and the Prescott Coop. In 1990, Larry began a life with Linda Carmichael and the couple made their home in Lenox the last 32 years. Throughout his life, Larry was active in the Williamson American Legion and was a 50+ year member of the Prescott Masonic Lodge #555. Larry also served on the Prescott School Board and the Prescott Septemberfest committee. He was a former member of the Adams County Sheriff’s Posse, the Creston Elks Lodge and served many years on the Adams County REC Board of Directors. Larry’s hobbies included tractor pulling and plowing matches and most recently, he loved going on tractor rides. He was a huge NASCAR fan, especially Dale Earnhardt.
Preceding Larry in death were his parents; son-in-law, Mike Kralik; grandson, Austin Antisdel; and Linda’s daughter, Nicole Carmichael.
Left to cherish Larry’s memory are his daughters: Jeanne (Rick) Piel and Patti Kralik (Dean Leith), of Creston; son, Dave (Annette) Antisdel of Prescott; 11 grandchildren: Chris, Casee, Caleb, Cole, Ashli, Adam, Cale, Clay, Kenny, Mike and Rob; 19 great-grandchildren; his sister, Lamona (Byron) Bilderback of Creston; 2 nieces, Sherran and Allison. Larry is also survived by his significant other, Linda Carmichael of Lenox; Linda’s son, Clinton Carmichael (fiance’ Audrie Hubbard) of Clearfield; Linda’s grandchildren: Kally (Connor), Kylie and Colton; special cat, Lucy; and by his former wife, Virginia Antisdel of Creston. Larry will be missed by all who knew and loved him.