Larry Lee Invie, age 76

Larry Lee Invie

Cold Spring
January 20, 1942 - May 24, 2018

A gathering of family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until a closing prayer service at 12:00 Noon on July 21, 2018 at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville for Larry Lee Invie, of Cold Spring, Minnesota passed away May 24th, 2018. He was 76 years old.  

Larry was born January 20th, 1942 in Minneapolis, MN. The son of Lawrence and Sidonia Invie, Larry was the younger of two children (sister Sandra “Sandy”). He graduated from Robbinsdale High School in 1960 and studied Art and Education at St. Cloud State University, where he met the “love of his love,” Patricia Halstead. Larry and Pat wed August 22nd, 1964 after both graduating from SCSU with teaching degrees. Shortly after, they moved to Eagle River, Wisconsin where they started their teaching careers, Larry as an art teacher. They were both involved in and loved camp counseling at Towering Pines Camp. After becoming pregnant with their first child, Chad Thomas, Larry and Pat moved to Paynesville, Minnesota to start their family and continue their teaching careers. A few years later they welcomed their second child, Heather Noelle. Larry followed his heart and changed careers in 1975 when the family purchased Cold Spring Floral where he became a florist. Larry was a very talented artist and became a staple in the community, sharing beautiful flowers with the city of Cold Spring and surrounding area. He found great hobbies in the care and keeping of Bonsai trees, working in his wood shed, landscaping, the occasional watercolor painting, lake activities with his family, and attending concerts. When Larry heartbreakingly lost his wife Pat to cancer in 1993, he moved to the lake house in northern Minnesota, and then followed his heart to Hawaii where he lived for 10 years. Following health issues, Larry returned to Cold Spring in 2013 where he found joy in garage sale-ing, caring for his dog and gardening. 

Larry is survived by his children, Chad (Kristie) of Moorhead, daughter Heather of Enumclaw, WA, grandchildren, Griffin, Grant, Kenzie, and Kylee, and sister Sandra Fernandez of Maple Grove. He is preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Patricia, and his parents.