Larry A. Lysne

Larry Alan Lysne, 70,  passed away at home in Fairbanks, AK on June 8, 2021.

Larry was born on March 14, 1951 in New Rockford, ND to Robert and Helen (Larson) Lysne. He grew up on Arrowood National Wildlife Refuge and attended Kensal Public School, graduating in 1969.

He married Joan Nieland (Lutovsky) in November 1970. They had two children, Maggi Leigh and Colby Ames. They divorced in 1978.

He met his wife, Sheila Dufford, while working at  The Bureau of Reclamation in Bismarck, ND. They were married on July 28, 1995.

In 2001, Larry and Sheila moved to Fairbanks, AK where he worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a biologist/ pilot.

Larry remained in Alaska for the rest of his life, returning to “The Farm” in ND often to spend time with family and friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, bird watching and photography.

Larry is survived by his wife, Sheila Dufford, Fairbanks, AK; his daughter, Maggi Lysne (Daryl) Lund, Thompson, ND; his son Colby (Amy) Lysne, Bismarck, ND; three grandsons, Jonah Lund, Jack Lund, and Spencer Lysne; two sisters, Susan (James) Bond, Jamestown, ND and Jo Lysne (Kevin Beach), Carrington, ND; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, as well as a brother, Glen Lysne.

There will be a funeral service at Viking Lutheran Church near Maddock, ND on Saturday June 26 at 4:00PM.

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