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“Dear Trish and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Larry. He was such a nice, caring, wonderful man. Some of my earliest (and best) memories are...Read More »
1 of 55 | Posted by: Sheryl Reeves (Loehr) - Friend

“He was there, completely supportive, when my mom was diagnosed, when she was extremely sick and in the hospital, when I had my children (all 3), when...Read More »
2 of 55 | Posted by: Shelly Sinner - Casselton, ND

“Trish and Family, After reading Larrys tributes we can attest to the fact that Larry had a contagious smile and laugh. Regret the fact that a...Read More »
3 of 55 | Posted by: Jerry and Patty Weyrauch

“Very sad to hear about Larry. I will never forget the Starkweather years. He was so full of energy and enthusiasm. Always very supportive. My...Read More »
4 of 55 | Posted by: Tim Hovet - Bismarck, ND - friend

“On this day, January 12,2013, my memories of Larry remind me of the kind man he was. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.~~~~Betty Ring ”
5 of 55 | Posted by: Betty - Towner, ND - friend

“On this day, January 12,2013, my memories of Larry remind me of the kind man he was. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.~~~~Betty Ring ”
6 of 55 | Posted by: Betty - Towner, ND - friend

“Dear Trish and Family, May God's light guide you, his Love hold you, and your faith in Him sustain you as you adjust to life without Larry. We were...Read More »
7 of 55 | Posted by: Jack & Linda Gaa - Fargo, ND

“Trish & Family I am so sorry that I couldn't make the services today. Mother Nature wasn't being very cooperative. Just want you to know that it...Read More »
8 of 55 | Posted by: Steve Jordan - Bismarck, ND

“Trish and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Larry was always had such a positive attitude, I really enjoyed working with him. He will be...Read More »
9 of 55 | Posted by: Sharon Owens Devier

“Tricia, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this difficult time. Larry was a teacher and coach of mine and we sure...Read More »
10 of 55 | Posted by: Charla and Ronald Anderson

“Tricia and family, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Larry. Cherish all the wonderful memories that you as a family have made together. He will...Read More »
11 of 55 | Posted by: Ed and Dana Johnson - Towner, ND

“Tricia & family, We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Larry's passing. We have so many great memories of teaching with him in Ray. Our...Read More »
12 of 55 | Posted by: Carl & Gloria Norby - Grenora, ND

“To Larry's family: Gary Lage, Jim Gray (also former roommates)and I have been planning to come to Larry's service tomorrow, but it unfortunately...Read More »
13 of 55 | Posted by: Charley Johnson - Moorhead, MN

“Tricia and Kids, We are so sorry for your loss of Larry. He was such a great guy who always made you feel good when you talked to him. I will...Read More »
14 of 55 | Posted by: Mike - Hazen, ND - Friends

“Please accept my sincere sympathy. I started teaching in Starkweather in 1975, when Larry was the principal at Edmore. I left before Larry went to...Read More »
15 of 55 | Posted by: Steve Sedlmayr - Nelson, WI

“We are so sorry for this to happen to Larry, our special friend. We were going to try to start driving there this morning but just heard from...Read More »
16 of 55 | Posted by: Sue & Tom Miller - Towner, ND

“Larry was a great teacher and superintendent at Towner Public School. He was well respected by the parents and the students. It was always a pleasure...Read More »
17 of 55 | Posted by: Vern Kongslie - Towner, ND

“Tricia. Words do not adequately express my sympayhy to you and your family. I will always remember Larrys smile and positive outlook. We stopped by...Read More »
18 of 55 | Posted by: Kent Olson - Riverdale, ND

“When I sub at school, I can still feel Larry's lively spirit in the office. He was a wonderful Superintendant, friend, and neighbor. You, his family,...Read More »
19 of 55 | Posted by: Betty Ring - Towner, ND - friend

“Tricia and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Larry and I went through school together and played both Football and Basketball in high school...Read More »
20 of 55 | Posted by: Les and Barb Slagle - Williston, ND

“Tricia and family, I was so sad to read the news of Larry's passing. May you find strength from each other and let the memories lift you. Cyndi...Read More »
21 of 55 | Posted by: Cyndi Bennington - Churchs Ferry, ND

“Dear Mrs. Gegelman and Family: I am so sorry for your loss. I have great memories of Mr. Gegelman as our teacher and principal, he was a great role...Read More »
22 of 55 | Posted by: Judie Boehmer - Sacramento, CA

“Trish: I was very saddened to hear of Larry's passing. He was a great friend and colleague. We had some good times over the years. I will pray that...Read More »
23 of 55 | Posted by: Ron Stahlecker - Fargo, ND

“Tricia and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Dean and Sandy Badinger ”
24 of 55 | Posted by: Sandy Badinger - Fargo, ND

“Tricia & Family I am so sorry to hear the sad news. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. Sure has been a long...Read More »
25 of 55 | Posted by: marie Johnson - Beulah, ND

“Trish and Family, You all are in my thoughts and prayers in Larry's death. May God give you comfort and peace and hope and may Larry have eternal...Read More »
26 of 55 | Posted by: Fr. Tim Bushy - Friend

“Trish: I am at a loss of words to provide you comfort. I cannot fathom what you are feeling right now. Just know that you and your family are in my...Read More »
27 of 55 | Posted by: Shannon VanHorn

“Trish and family, Larry was a great man and his smile and laughter are two things I will always remember about him. May God Bless each and every...Read More »
28 of 55 | Posted by: Chantel Luna - Towner, ND

“My deepest sympathies to Larry's family whom he was always so proud. May your wonderful memories carry you through the years and may God give you...Read More »
29 of 55 | Posted by: Kathy James - Alexander , ND

“I was saddened to hear about the loss of Larry. We are thinking and praying for all his family and friends during this difficult time. With Sympathy,...Read More »
30 of 55 | Posted by: Christina Keller - Towner, ND

“Tricia and Family, We are so sad to hear about the loss of Larry. Our prayers go out to you all. You added so much to our time being involved at...Read More »
31 of 55 | Posted by: Elvin & Mary Anderson - Rugby, ND

“Tricia and family You are in our thoughts and prayer at this difficult time. What a loss. I know how he was alway involved in any community he...Read More »
32 of 55 | Posted by: Marlys and Jim Granberg - ND

“Trish and family, So sorry to hear about Larry. I enjoyed working for him and have missed all of you being in Towner. My sympathy and prayers to...Read More »
33 of 55 | Posted by: Vicki Boehnke - Kramer, ND

“Tricia and family- Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Will always remember Larry as my one and only girls BB coach. ...Read More »
34 of 55 | Posted by: Vern and Jacki Barman - Dickinson, ND

“Mother (Edythe Nelson) and I send our sympathy. Mother remembers how kind Larry was when he delivered fuel to her. ”
35 of 55 | Posted by: Nancy Pearson - Minot, ND

“Our thoughts and prayers are with at this time. Larry was a great boss, and always was so friendly whenever I would see him Cherish the memories! ...Read More »
36 of 55 | Posted by: Rynette Burckhard - Minot, ND

“Sincere sympathy, Trisha to you and your family. I always liked Larry and he was at our home a lot. So sorry, had not heard about his illness. ”
37 of 55 | Posted by: Judy Ross and family - Minot, ND

“We were so sorry to learn of Larry's death. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Much sympathy, Virginia Clark Johnson, Dean,...Read More »
38 of 55 | Posted by: Virginia Clark Johnson - Fargo, ND

“Tricia and all Larry's family, We are very sorry about Larry's death. Mark's thoughts go back to meeting the new kid in the park in Alex 50 some...Read More »
39 of 55 | Posted by: Sherry and Mark Eikren - NM

“Trish & Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of my Casselton friends in this very difficult time. I was so sad when I heard the...Read More »
40 of 55 | Posted by: Scott Wisness - Watford City, ND

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. He was greatly missed when he left Towner. May god bring you peace. ”
41 of 55 | Posted by: Andrea (McCombs) Lashman

“Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. ”
42 of 55 | Posted by: Sherry Schmidt - Jamestown, ND

“We are sorry for your loss. Larry will be greatly missed by all of us. I remember when I was a senior Towner high school got its first computers. ...Read More »
43 of 55 | Posted by: Robert & Chris Bubach & Family

“Dear Tricia. In your sadness, may there be hope... In your thoughts, may there be peace... In your heart, may there be healing. I am so sorry for...Read More »
44 of 55 | Posted by: Diana Harshberger - Fargo, ND

“Trish and family, our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Larry. He will be greatly missed by our family as being such a wonderful and supportive...Read More »
45 of 55 | Posted by: Chris & Jackie Gapp

“Trish and family My prayers are with and your family. Your days in Starkweather were always a blessing to me, it always surprises me the wonderful...Read More »
46 of 55 | Posted by: Dale Nygaard - Colorado Springs , CO

“Larry was a very special man. As a classmate of his through elementary and high school, I will always remember him as a leader and a good friend to...Read More »
47 of 55 | Posted by: Jean Winden Berger - Williston, ND

“Our family sends you prayers of healing in this time of loss. Larry was a great person, and leader. We will forever be thankful for him giving us...Read More »
48 of 55 | Posted by: Scott Thorson

“Dear family of Larry, I am so sorry. I always enjoyed working with Larry at CCHS. He was always so good to me. I am in Florida so I will not be...Read More »
49 of 55 | Posted by: Stephanie Baasch - Buffalo, ND

“Many good memories of Larry and all our family get togethers. I was very young when Larry came to Ray (4th grade)I never thought my big sister would...Read More »
50 of 55 | Posted by: Michelle Crosby - sister in law

“Prayers go out to you Trish and your family on the loss of Larry. I have many fond memories of Larry at Towner and always admired his passion and...Read More »
51 of 55 | Posted by: Nancy Bollingberg - Fessenden , ND

“Larry was a great teammate in basketball. I always ran into him the state basketball tournaments. I will miss not seeing him there. So sorry for...Read More »
52 of 55 | Posted by: Ray Powell - Alexander, ND

“Trish and family, Our hearts are breaking for you as you grieve the loss of your husband and father. We will continue to pray for you and for God's...Read More »
53 of 55 | Posted by: Dana and Bill Stansbery - Amenia, ND

“What a sad day. Although I had not seen Larry recently, I always thought of him as the big brother I never had. Wonderful memories will live on of...Read More »
54 of 55 | Posted by: Susan(Fjelstad) Bradford - ND

“Tricia and family...SO sorry for your loss..praying for you ALL ”
55 of 55 | Posted by: Cheryl Simpson - Ray, ND - Friend


Larry Gegelman, 62, of Casselton, North Dakota died peacefully on Monday, January 7, 2013. Larry Dean Gegelman was born on April 13, 1950 in Hazen, North Dakota to Anton and Hertha (Wolf) Gegelman. He grew up in Alexander, ND.

He attended Alexander High School, Concordia College Moorhead, and NDSU, dedicating his life to education. He was married to Patricia (Bergstrom) Gegelman on June 4, 1976. They made homes in Edmore, Starkweather, Towner, and Casselton, ND with their three children.

Larry dedicated his time and energy to those around him. In 2012 he was named Central Cass Booster of the Year. He volunteered at the Casselton Ambulance and Parks and Rec. He was also an active member of Martin's Lutheran Church. His commitment to the community will be greatly missed.
Larry enjoyed family, friends, sports, and the outdoors. When all of these were involved he was the happiest. Everyone will remember him the most for being an inspiration and living life to the fullest.

Larry is survived by his wife, Patricia; children, Andrew (Jamie) Gegelman of Jamestown, ND; Lyndsy (Brian) Lynch of Breckenridge, MN; Madison Gegelman of Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren, Hunter Gegelman, Griffin Gegelman, and Mayson Lynch; sisters, Sharon (Glenn) Bertsch, Sandi (Jim) Rader, Eunice (Clyde) Frank; and sister-in-law, Wendy Skjerven Gegelman; Mother-in-law, Connie Bergstrom; Brothers-in-law David (Colleen) Bergstrom and Tim (Sandy) Bergstrom, Sisters-in-law Kim (Ronn) Schmidt and Michelle (Bud) Crosby; Several nieces and nephews; Numerous friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Randy, and father-in-law Don Bergstrom.

The family would like to thank you for the kindness, love, and support during this difficult time. We are deeply grateful.

The family requests memorials be made to Central Cass Dollars for Scholars or Casselton Ambulance.

Visitation: Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 4-6 with a prayer service at 6 pm at Martin's Lutheran Church, Casselton, ND

Funeral: Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 10 am at Martin's Lutheran Church, Casselton, ND

Arrangements with West Funeral Home, Casselton.

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