Larry A. Hultgren, age 74, of Oak Grove died unexpectedly March 4, 2021. A private service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 6th but the public can watch the service live or at a later date.
On Thursday, March 4, 2021, Lawrence (Larry) A. Hultgren, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 74.
He is survived by his wife Sue (Morrison) Hultgren, daughters Connie England and Angela (Eric) Goodwin, grandsons Trey and Justin England, brothers Dale (Paula) and Allen (Mary) Hultgren and many nieces and nephews. Larry is also survived by his former wife Karen Fredrickson, the mother of his daughters.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Glen R. Hultgren.
Larry was born on February 9, 1947, in Minneapolis, MN, to Orville A. and Eleanore M. (Rodin) Hultgren. He was baptized at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins, MN, and confirmed at Oak Knoll Lutheran in Golden Valley.
After graduating from Wayzata High School, he studied drafting at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served as a track mechanic and in radio communications in Korea. After returning to Minneapolis, he worked as a draftsman for Holiday Stores and Woolworth. He retired after 35 years at Target as a store planner.
Family was especially important to Larry, and he held many long conversations with loved ones by phone or in person. Breakfast with Larry always started with an exchange of jokes and then moved to long discussion about cars, computers, trivia, and the news.
Larry had many interests and hobbies. He spent countless hours researching and rebuilding project cars. He loved riding his Harley and participated in many fundraising rides through his work and the VFW. Larry was an adjunct with the VFW and served as gambling manager for VFW Post 2735. He was also an accomplished fine carpenter and built cabinetry for friends and family. Larry was an animal lover who adored his cats and enjoyed watching and photographing his backyard wildlife.
His warmth, wit, and sense of humor will be missed.