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.