Lawrence Maguire

Obituary of Lawrence Martin Maguire

Lawrence Martin Maguire, 77, of Huddleston, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.  Born in Emmetsburg, Iowa on August 7, 1944, he was the son of John Francis Maguire and Monica Caroline Brennan.   

Larry grew up and attended school in Ft. Dodge, IA. He was united in marriage to Judith Kaye Frye on February 5, 1965, and they raised three children in the Gowrie, IA area before relocating several times to parts of Florida and back to Iowa.  They most recently resided at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia.   

Larry worked for many years at Iowa Beef Processors, Inc. in Fort Dodge and was self-employed up until his retirement doing various jobs including landscaping, carpentry, and painting.  He loved woodworking and house projects, and was the most committed and hardest working person his family ever knew.  

He loved many sports including playing fast-pitch softball in his earlier days, watching drag racing on television, and being an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan, but his family was his greatest source of pride and joy. 

Larry recently celebrated an amazing nine years since his double lung transplant due to the lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was so grateful for the care he received from the Duke University Hospital Pulmonary Clinic and his favorite doctor, Dr. Jamie Todd. 

Larry is survived by his children Brenda Biesemier (Karl) of Lynchburg, VA, Kevin Maguire (Jennifer) of Olney, MD, and Molly Snead (Mark) of Palm Coast, FL; eight grandchildren Andrew Biesemier (Molly), Sarah Biesemier (Zack Murguia), Michael Biesemier, Nick Biesemier, Kaitlyn Maguire, Emily Maguire, Hanna Snead, and Tyler Snead; and two great grandsons, John and William Biesemier.  He is also survived by his sister, Janette Chambers of Spencer, IA and brother, Robert Maguire and his wife Linda of Mission Viejo, CA.  

Larry was preceded in death by his parents John Maguire and Monica Brennan; his beloved wife of 54 years, Judith Maguire; infant twin sisters; big sisters Mary Runyan and Catherine Hearn; and big brothers William Maguire, Thomas Maguire, Patrick Maguire, and Harold Maguire. 

Interment services will be held at a later date to be determined. 

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Duke University School of Medicine Pulmonary Research Fund, by going to and selecting Pulmonary Research Fund. 

Diuguid Waterlick Chapel, 237-2722, is serving the family. To send on-line condolences please go to 



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