Larry Litman

Obituary of Larry Michael Litman

Larry passed away on Sunday, May 12th 2024 at the age of 84.

“People liked him, not because
He was rich or known to fame;
He had never won applause
As a star in any game.
His was not a brilliant style,
His was not a forceful way,
But he had a gentle smile,
And a kindly word to say…
He never rose to wealth or fame,
Simply lived and simply died….”
(Edgar Guest)

Larry was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Lily and Joe Litman. He earned his B.A. and B.S. Degrees at Bemidji State University and his Masters Degree in Special Education at St. Cloud State University. In 1963 he married Faye Cordes from Henning, Mn, and a fellow BSU graduate.

His career was dedicated to Special Education, first as a teacher, then as a Director of Special Education. He initiated the Alternative School Program in the Mound School District.

He shared his special memories in the two books of short stories he wrote: “My Sister’s Brother,” and “Zoey’s Story,” both illustrated by his son, Ryan.

Larry is survived by his wife, Faye; daughter, Mara Litman-Harris; son, Ryan (Koreen); grandson, Zach Harris (Quinn); granddaughter, Mandy Harris; a nephew, several nieces and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lily; his sister Beverly and brother-in-law Sidney Fleisher; his brother, Jerry; and his constant companion for 10 years, his beloved Black Lab, Zoey.

A private family memorial service was held at Lakewood Cemetery, Minnepolis, Mn.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Larry
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society of Minnesota
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