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Larry’s Story

The Irish say: 

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Larry William Haws

Long-time resident of St. Cloud, Larry Haws, died in his home on March 27, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.  Larry is survived by his wife, Faith, and their four children (Kelly, Shannon, Colleen and Ryan).  He loved the St. Cloud community and dared to "dream the impossible dream"  -- to imagine life as it should be and not as it was.  He modeled a life of service to others, and taught his children and eight grandchildren the power of "pride, prayer and perspiration" through his coaching and teaching.

The Haws family would like to thank the St. Cloud Hospital Home Healthcare/Hospice program whose professionalism sustained us these last fifteen months, and for the community's many kindnesses shown as you walked with us, never left our side, and held us tightly in prayer during this difficult journey.

Memorials are preferred to the Central Minnesota Community Foundation for the Larry Haws Family Fund that is being established in Larry's name:

101 South - 7th Avenue

St. Cloud, MN  56301





Please visit for photos, videos and stories narrated by Larry during this past year.



Latest Journal Update

Happy Birthday, Larry!

This is an update from Shannon (Larry's daughter) on the occasion of his birthday anniversary. . . .

"Facebook told me I should wish Larry a "Happy Birthday."  If Larry were here, after complaining about the lack of balloons, he would soon focus on others.  Of course he not only lives on in Facebook, he lives on in us.  His Irish eyes beaming of pride.!  Proud of the work ethic, great attitudes, and kind hearts of his wife, children and grandchildren.

Not a day goes by without part of Nana and Papa's values making my life more enriched.  In our brutally cold weather, I am reminded to be thankful for a warm house.

If I have a tough day at work, I appreciate that I have a job.  In fact, sometimes I loop around to the Applebee man to donate money because when I see him, my problems seem insignificant.

What a talented, hard working, enthusiastic and appreciative family we have.  I feel very fortunate to call you family.

Happy Birthday Larry!"
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patty henry
By Patty and Jim
I don't think my post went through so here it is again.
Happy Birthday Larry. Jim still has Larry stories he shares when the occassion rises-like Cathedral memories.
Blessings to your family Faye. Patty and Jim
Peg Haws
By Peg Haws
Happy Birthday indeed!