In the fall of 2008, Larry was diagnosed with brain cancer. He lived and worked with the disease for five years, refusing to allow it to keep him from the things he loved: his family and friends, his work, and his passions. His grace, perseverance and courage touched everyone in his life. Larry attended Robbinsdale high school where he played clarinet and saxophone. He was also a proud member of the Boy Scouts of America, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Larry graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Urban and Regional Studies from Mankato State University. He served two terms as president of the student senate and engaged in political activity. It was in Mankato that he met his future wife and many other lifelong friends. He moved to Alaska in 1978 and worked for the Alaska DOT. He went into business on his own, eventually partnering to form Senate Properties, where he promoted and developed properties in Juneau Alaska. He also worked as a residential and commercial real estate agent and property manager as the broker for Spencer Realty. Larry had many passions. He loved to play and be silly, and he adored all children. He enjoyed scuba diving, skiing, and other outdoor activities, travel, gardening, having coffee with friends, reading "the funnies" in the newspaper, helping with Rotary work projects, and the feeling of "making the deal." He was known for always having an opinion to offer, whether asked for or not, and for his rambling, slightly embellished brand of storytelling. He was proud of his family, and loved his loyal dogs Incense and Rusty. Larry was known for his generosity and often gave back to the home city and state he loved. He was a founder and served as president of the board of Perseverance Theatre. He was also president of the Downtown Business Association. He served as chair of the Alaska Real Estate Commission and as a member of the Alaska Committee to Keep the Capitol in Juneau, the Downtown Juneau Rotary club, the Treadwell Arena advisory board, and the Juneau Youth Services board. In 2010, he was named Southeast Alaska's Realtor of the Year. Larry continues to live on through his vivid stories and our memories.
JERRY TEENER Happy Birthday 1916 - 1996 You changed my life as you taught me to smell the flowers. The memories of our 56 years together will always live in my heart. Your classmate, co-worker, sweetheart, wife, Sophie