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Customers of barber Larry Bystrom had only to look up to see his wall of John F. Kennedy pictures. Most were of Kennedy visiting River Falls in early 1960 before he became president.

In remembrance: Larry Bystrom

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Larry Bystrom, 63, longtime barber of Main Street in River Falls died Friday, May 16. He was buried Monday, May 19, at the local Greenwood Cemetery.


His little slice of a shop, Bystrom’s Barbering, 112 S. Main St., is next to Bo’s ‘N’ Mine bar.

Months before his death Bystrom had been diagnosed with incurable liver cancer. Still, he continued with his daily barbering duties. His loyal clientele was a mix of regulars and new ones, especially college students.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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