Larry P. Schueth

Larry P. Schueth, 69, of Vermillion, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 at his residence, after a battle with cancer.

Larry was born June 11, 1940 in Pierre, to Earl and Isabelle (Hoover) Schueth. He joined the Army National Guard in 1957, and graduated from Pierre High School in 1958.  He attended Southern State College for a short time before entering the Air Force in 1960.  He was stationed at the Hill Air Force Base in Clearfield, UT, and was discharged in 1964.

Larry married Marlene Souvignier on March 23, 1963 in Pierre, and upon his discharge in 1964, they moved back to Pierre, and he worked a few different jobs before moving to Omaha, NE in 1965 to manage Hesteds Dept. Store, and later transferred to Vermillion in 1968 to manage the JJ Newberry Store. In 1972, he went to work for the Vermillion Police Dept., retiring in 1997. He then worked as the supervisor of the Clay County Weed Dept., retiring again in 2006.

He was a member of the South Dakota Peace Officers, American Legion and the Eagles.

Larry is survived by his wife, Marlene, of Vermilion, a sister, Sue (Jack) Kuhl of Pierre; a brother, Walter (Jane) Schueth of Omaha, NE, and special friends, Tom and Pat Terrell of David City, NE, and many special nieces and nephews. He is also survived by several in-laws, Kay and Monica Jones of Canton, Bill and Bernie of Minneapolis, MN, Jim and Deb Souvignier of Harrisburg, Lynn and Vickie Hurley of Sioux Falls, and Robert and Peggy Souvignier, also of Harrisburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Harry Schueth, and a stepfather, Vince Zimmerman.

Funeral service was 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion, with burial at 1 p.m. in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Canton. Visitation began at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. all at the church. For online condolences and obituary please visit

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