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Larry Kiedrowski's graveside service to be held in June

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UPDATE 6/15/18:

Edwards Funeral Home says Larry Kiedrowski, also known as Larry the Homeless Guy, will be cremated and buried with his parents at Wing Cemetery in Hogeland, MT. Larry passed away due to heart failure back in January. He is survived by his sons two sons, and his six siblings. Edwards Funeral Home says Larry's graveside service will be held at then Wing Cemetary on June 23rd at 11:30 a.m.


Larry the homeless guy, who real name is Larry Kiedrowsk was known as many things from Larry the cartman, and even just Larry.  

Members across Great Falls have shared their thoughts and memories surrounding Larry on social media, but Art Taft has gone even further and raised enough money through donations to get Larry a tile on the Veterans Memorial Wall. Just one more way to honor this retired service member. 

Art Taft said while it's great to see Larry's memory forever engraved in Great Falls, he hopes this brings new light to a much larger issue the city is facing.  

Many people go to places like Grace Home and The Rescue Mission for a hot meal, get clothing and sometimes just to talk to staff but in order for organizations to continue to provide those services, they depend on your donations year-round to come in.

Jim Kizer, executive director of the Rescue Mission said, "The most precious resource anybody can offer is their time."

Places like Grace Home and the Rescue Mission have made it their duty to serve those who need a little extra help.

Kizer said, "We want to show them that we care about them and that they are important and that we love them and we are going to give them the things that they need."

Those things could be food, clothing or monetary donations. He said this is the time of year when they serve the most people but yet see the least amount of donations.
From January to March, Kizer said, are usually a dry spell when it comes to donations. 

Art Taft said he understands that sometimes people don't always have money to give but it doesn't always take money to bring happiness.

Taft said, "give them a wave, a smile and acknowledge that they are human like you and if you have any spare funds certainly contribute them to an organization that you believe in." 

Taft said as for Larry there are many more people like him and there are many more stories like his but it's up to us to keep his legacy alive and help more people like him. 
 

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