Lawrence James “Larry” LaFrombois, 81, formerly of Devils Lake, passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021 in the loving care of his son in Fargo, ND
Larry was born on April 11, 1940 at Devils Lake ND, the son of Stanley and Mary (Seykora) LaFrombois. He attended St. Mary’s Academy and graduated from Devils Lake High School in 1958.
Larry joined the United States Navy and proudly and honorably served his country aboard the USS Moray AGSS-300, in Oakland CA. After his discharge, Larry began a 45-year career as an electrician with the IBEW in the San Francisco Bay area. While in Oakland, Larry met his beloved Lois Riley and they were united in marriage in 1963. Their 57-year marriage produced one son, Christopher. After Larry’s retirement, he and Lois moved to Las Vegas, NV. As a widower, he returned to North Dakota to be closer to family.
As a young man, he was a star athlete in basketball and baseball. He loved bowling, where he rolled several 300 games, as well as the second highest series (801) in Los Medanos Lanes history. He was an avid fan of sports who attended Oakland Raiders games as a season ticket holder from before the Raiders started playing at the Oakland Coliseum until the team relocated to Los Angeles. He loved NDSU Football and especially UND hockey.
Larry was funny, generous, and kind. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends from North Dakota, California, and Las Vegas, as he returns to the loving arms of his beloved Lois.
Larry is survived by his son Christopher LaFrombois of Fargo and his Grandsons Dalton of Reno, Nevada and Zachery LaFrombois of Central California; brothers Jim (Nancy) LaFrombois, Tom (Lori) LaFrombois also of Fargo; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lois and sisters Martha Toso and Carol McNeese.
A Graveside Service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Devils Lake, ND on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. with a time of fellowship to follow.