Larry Francis Weikert

Larry Francis Weikert, 82, of Muscatine, passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021, at his home with his daughter by his side.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 4 until 6 p.m., on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Muscatine Humane Society. Online condolences:

Larry was born on May 1, 1939, in Muscatine, the son of Homer and June (Hein) Weikert. Larry graduated from Muscatine High School. Larry was united in marriage to the love of his life, Anita Atkins, on June 6, 1974. They embraced almost 46 years together. In those years, their family had grown to include two children and one grandson.

Larry was a veteran of the United States Army. He served from 1962 until 1968. After that, he began his career working for the Iowa DOT. Upon retiring from the Iowa DOT, Larry worked at Fairfield Inn and as a security guard at GPC.

He enjoyed spending time with his only grandson, Mason AJ Harfst. He had a passion for gardening and fishing, which he shared with his kids. Anita and Larry loved to travel and go to casinos together. He especially loved spending time with his children and his cat Snoopy.

Larry will be deeply missed by his children, Casey Weikert (Heather Winn), and Mindy (Mike) Harfst; his grandson, Mason Harfst, all of Muscatine; two brothers, Terry and Gary; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. He will also be greatly missed by his extended family and friends, Charlie (Sandy) Genung, Steve (Chris) Harfst, and the Lyon family.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Anita (Atkins) Weikert, his parents, and his brother, Jerry Weikert.