Larry Robert Wanous of Sisseton, S.D., formerly of Osceola, died Nov. 13, 2019, in Sisseton. He was 82.

He was born June 12, 1937, in Britton, S.D. to Robert and Menota (Denson) Wanous. He grew up on a farm and graduated from Kidder High School. He joined the Navy in June of 1955 and served until May of 1958.

He lived in Osceola where he managed Ringers Inn bar and dance hall, was the Chief of Police, managed PY’s Bar, and worked for Greene Implement. He returned to Sisseton in 1973.

He is survived by his wife, Gayle; children, Shane Wanous and Sherrie Hilleson; stepchildren, Julie Kuehn and Kristi (Mike) Tchida; three sisters, Juanita (Jack) Rhode, Judy (Bob) Sundling, Jane (Dick) Sorenson; brother, Rob (Jeanne) Wanous; seven grandchildren, Justin and Matthew Hilleson, Audrey Wanous, Alex (Jen) and Todd Suurmeyer, Mackenzie and Kayden Tchida; one great-granddaughter, Josephine Suurmeyer; mother-in-law, Ruby Benting and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Nov. 18 at Cahill Funeral Chapel in Sisseton.

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