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Larry R. Muniz

June 6, 1963 March 15, 2020
Larry R.  Muniz
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Obituary for Larry R. Muniz

Vinton—Larry R. “Buster” Muniz, 56, died peacefully Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Hospice of Mercy in Hiawatha.

Local services will be private. Burial with full military rites will be held at a later date at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona.

Larry was born June 6, 1963, in Tempe, Arizona, the son of Larry Muniz and Rita Trujillo Muniz. He attended Trevor Brown High School and ITT Technical Institute in Arizona, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree. Larry was proud to serve in the US Army from June 4, 1981 through July 31, 2001 where he drove a tank and was an instructor. He also was a volunteer firefighter/EMT while stationed in KY. Larry was stationed in Germany when the Berlin Wall “came down”. After retiring from the Army, he worked for the TSA and was active in the Shriners. He enjoyed everything Disney and was an avid Arizona Cardinals fan. Larry loved spending time with his family. On June 2, 2018, Larry was united in marriage to Sherry (Grigg) Tyler in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Larry is survived by his wife, Sherry; mother and step-father, Rita and Dave Hadley; father, Larry Muniz; two daughters, Stefanie and Katharina Muniz; two brothers, Frank and Danny Kippenberg; three sisters, Laura Chavez, Linda Cossette and Kirstin O’Brien; one granddaughter, Lily Hillman; step sons, William and Matthew Hart; uncle, Tony " Toy" Muniz and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Larry and his family. Condolences may be left at


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