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Larry G. Bystrom, 63

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Larry Gaylord Bystrom, age 63, of River Falls, died on Friday, May 16, at his home. Larry was born the son of Gaylord and Joan (Pearson) Bystrom on May 16, 1951, in River Falls, Wis. He grew up in River Falls and graduated from River Falls High School with the class of 1969. Larry attended Moeler Barber School in Minneapolis, Minn.

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On Oct. 2, 1971, he married Charlene Gilbertson at the First Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth, Wis. He worked at various barber shops until opening Bystrom Barbering, downtown River Falls, with his brother Doug in 1980. Larry was a member of the First Covenant Church. He enjoyed writing and performing music, landscaping, the Kennedy's, and sports, especially fantasy football.

Larry was a man of character, who was quiet and reserved, generous and fair, and was a natural leader.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gaylord Bystrom; brother, Doug Bystrom; and niece, Rachael Bystrom.

Larry is survived by his wife, Char Bystrom; sons, Jesse (Erin) Bystrom, Joel (Molly) Bystrom; grandchildren, Ezra Bystrom, Elijah Bystrom, and Isaac Bystrom; mother, Joan Bystrom; sister, Debra (Richard) Lucero; nieces and nephew, David Lucero, Johanna Lucero, and Sarah Bystrom; and many other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 19, at the First Covenant Church 1374 N Main Street, River Falls. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home 805 E. Division Street, River Falls, and from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the church. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in River Falls.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.

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