November 23, 1942 ‒ October 18, 2014
Larry Ishida, age 71, of Marion, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, October 18, 2014 at Heartland of Marion.
Larry was born on November 23, 1942, in Marion, the son of Wilson Tsutomu and Sally S. (Yokoyama) Ishida. Larry graduated from Harding High School in the class of 1960. He then attended Otterbein University and graduated in the class of 1964 with a bachelor degree in Education.
Following college, Larry joined the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Captain. He served in Okinawa and Tachikawa, Japan during the Vietnam war from 1964-1968.
Larry was the founder, co-owner and operator of the Ishida Concrete Company in partnership with his father and brother.
One of Larry’s proud achievements was winning the High School State Championship in football in 1958 as the center for the team. He also served as the class president at Harding High School, head of the ROTC as a Cadet Major General and president of his fraternity at Otterbein.
In addition to football, Larry was very accomplished in many other sports including tennis, platform tennis, golf and baseball. He also enjoyed piloting his own Cessna plane and relaxed by fishing. He was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church and also was a member of the Marion Senior Center where he enjoyed playing cards.
Larry is survived by his devoted children: Mindy (Tom) Forster, Michelle (Jason) Montgomery and Brad (Erica) Ishida; grandchildren: Cole, Ellie and Alex; step-grandchildren: Keegan and Caleb; Sister Milly Stockdale and former wives: Jennifer Villard and Judy Ishida.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Rick Ishida.
Military honors for Larry will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 East Center St., Marion at 4PM; Visitation will immediately follow from 4:15 to 7PM.
If so desired, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
The Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family and your condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com