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Laroy "Roy" Kirkpatrick
July 6, 1931 ~ August 13, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Laroy “Roy” Kirkpatrick, age 92, of Dexter, MN died on Sunday, August 13, 2023 at Grand Meadow Healthcare Center.
Laroy Ernest Kirkpatrick was born on July 6, 1931, to Ernest and Alvina (Stienke) Kirkpatrick in Oakland, MN. Roy attended schools in the Oakland and Dexter area. On March 11, 1950, Roy married Elaine Bjork in Austin. They farmed in the Dexter area until 1956, when they moved to Babbit, MN, where Roy worked in the mines until 1959. They moved back to Dexter and farmed until 1977, when they opened Roy’s Food & Liquor in Dexter, MN and operated it until 1984. For the next 26 years Roy enjoyed working different jobs with his children; cleanup with Kathy and construction with Ernie.
In his spare time, Roy loved to ride his Harley 8,000-10,000 miles a year. He loved fishing and pheasant hunting while he worked in Babbit. He enjoyed going to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s ball games to watch them play. Roy was always up for a ride regardless of the destination. He had endless stories to share with his grandchildren about his time at the mines, farming, construction, and travel. Roy loved to ride his golf cart around town and enjoyed people watching.
Roy is survived by his children Kathy (Daniel) Snyder of Trempealeau, WI, Ernie (Veronica) Kirkpatrick of Dexter, MN; grandchildren Nicole (Randy) Breitbarth, Tiffany (Dylan) Davis, Cody (Kathy) Kirkpatrick, Haley (Chris) Wolff, Matthew (Susan) Tapp, Christine (Craig) Perleberg, Kevin (Danielle) Snyder, Steven (Brooke) Snyder; great-grandchildren Cloey and Marshal Breitbarth; Aurelia, Orrin, Aletta, and Simon Davis; Julia and William Kirkpatrick; Connor and Kylie Tapp; Henry and Hazel Perleberg; Ayden and Sophie Snyder; and Everett Snyder.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest & Alvina Kirkpatrick, ex-wife Elaine Kirkpatrick, great-grandson Mason Kirkpatrick, siblings Faye Hamilton, Darlene Braaten and LaVon Pavek.
Funeral service for Roy will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elkton, MN with Pastor Jackie Short. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at the Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow, MN. Arrangements made by Hindt Funeral Home.