Larry A. Biorn, age 85, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 23, with his loving wife, Wilma Biorn, and daughter, Stacie (Biorn) Jacobson, at his side.
Larry was born Feb. 23, 1936, in Ashton, Idaho, to Lawrence and Thelma Biorn. The family later moved to Evanston, and eventually settled in Manila, Utah. He served three years in the United States Air Force during the mid- to late-1950s and then returned home to Manila, Utah, where he worked as a partner with his father in construction and later married the love of his life, Wilma.
Larry and Wilma later moved to Lake Powell where he helped construct the Bullfrog Marina. The family then transferred to Salt Lake City, where he worked for OMC Outboard Marine and was later transferred to Illinois. The family then transferred back to Evanston to open his own construction company, L.P. Biorn, INC.
They had five children together: Joni (Steve) Ramon, Jim Biorn, Sean Biorn, Allen Pace Biorn and Stacie (“Jake”) Jacobson. Larry and Wilma later moved to Las Vegas and, when they retired, they settled in Ely, Nevada, to enjoy the rest of their years.
Larry was well known as being a “jack of all trades.” He was an artist, mechanic, woods craftsman, welder, engineer and heavy equipment operator. “If he can’t fix it, it can’t be fixed. Dad can fix anything and everything. He fixed everything my mother ever broke.” These were common statements expressed by those who knew him well and we always knew who to call for his wealth of knowledge and to get advice.
Larry’s quick wit, humor, tall tales and his gift to tell funny stories of the past always kept everyone smiling and he always had “another” to tell if you needed a good laugh. He truly was gifted in many trades and his willingness to help others “fix their problems,” as well as his charity to help others, can never be replicated. He is going to be very missed by so many and the world will not be the same without him.
He was a dedicated husband, father, brother, uncle and friend.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Debra; his son, Jim; his sisters, Zona and Ida Marie; and his brother, Paul.
He is survived by his dedicated wife, Wilma; daughter, Joni (Steve) Ramon; his sons, Sean Biorn and Pace Biorn; daughter, Stacie (“Jake”) Jacobson; his sister, WaNeta; along with many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be announced later in the year. In lieu of flowers, please make charitable donations to the White Pine County Library or the White Pine County Sheriff’s Department in Ely, Nevada.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses, doctors and staff at the William B. Ririe Hospital in Ely, Nevada, for the special treatment and compassion they received during this difficult time.