Larry Lee Maiden


April 29, 1946 - July 18, 2008





Larry Lee Maiden was born April 29, 1946, at Chamberlain, SD, to Laurence and Ester (King) Maiden. He grew up and attended school at Chamberlain and at the age of 17, he joined the US Navy, serving with the Beach Masters Unit #1 in Vietnam. Following his military service he attended Gavilan College in Gilroy, CA. After college he sold real estate and vehicles in California. He retired in 1989 due to illness and returned to South Dakota. On August 1, 1992, he married Elvina (Schryvers) Scheetz at the First Lutheran Church in Mitchell. He was a member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church, American Legion and the DAV.

 He is survived by his wife, Elvina; three stepchildren: Conni (Zane) Ziegenbein, Sturgis, SD,  Carol (Todd) Gerlach, Parkston, SD, Mike (Deb) Scheetz, Springfield, SD; six grandchildren: Justin Scheetz, Vermillion,SD, Christi Gerlach, Belle Fourche, SD, Travis Gerlach, Parkston, SD, Kyndal (Chad) Strenge, Colman, SD, Stevie Spencer and Zach Ziegenbein, Sturgis, SD; his step-mother, Addie Maiden, Mitchell; one brother, Gerald Maiden, Apache Junction, AZ; two nephews, Tom Kelly and Travis Kelly both of Mitchell; one step-sister, Ramona Wendelboe, Letcher, SD, mother-in-law, Evelyn Schryvers, Corsica, D, special friends and care givers: Larry, Sue, Stacy and Marissa Tubbs and Todd Herseth, Mitchell, and his bonded friends of Beach Masters Unit #1, Vietnam and numerous uncles, aunts and other family members.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, two grandchildren, Stephanie and Marvin Scheetz, his father-in-law, Sam Schryvers, and numerous members of the Beach Masters Unit #1, Vietnam.



Tuesday, July 22, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, July 23, 2008
10:30 AM
Resurrection Lutheran Church
4013 North Main Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

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Posted by Kim Maiden/Castro/Burgess on January 11, 2010
This monster came into my life when I was 11years old. He met and married my mother after knowing each other for 10 days. He was MY never ending night mare of sexual abuse and religious torture no child should ever the hands of this maniac I lost everything precious to me....including a baby fathered by this monster....abortion was my only option.....
I have lived in a hell that has no limits or time line...I can only hope his reign of terror ended with me...THIS MAN DESERVES TO BURN IN HELL IF THERE IS A HELL .........I HATE YOU ALMOST AS MUCH AS I HATE LOIS WHO ENABLED YOU !!!!!!!! Larry Lee Maiden evil pedophile, in the costume of a religious/family man. I hope you suffered !!!!! Kim~
Posted by Kay Mazour on July 23, 2008
He was a good and gentle step-uncle. I will always remember how kindly he treated my sister and I when we were growing up. My deep sympathies to Elvina and Gerry.
Posted by Violet (Hickey) Pearson on July 22, 2008
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the family. We are some of Larry's "younger friends" who remember him from back in his Chamberlain days. Sincerely, Fay Hickey, Violet (Hickey) Pearson, Curt & Alva Haugen.
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