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1938 Larry 2020

Larry L Stutzman

February 1, 1938 — December 14, 2020

Larry L. Stutzman, 82, of Cairo died Monday, December 14, 2020, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island from complications from Covid 19.

A celebration of Larry’s life will be held 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Cairo United Methodist Church with Rev. Cat Love officiating. His cremains will be buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Cairo.

Apfel Funeral Home – Wood River/Cairo is assisting the family.

Memorials are suggested to the Cairo United Methodist Church or the Cairo Quick Response Team.

Larry L. Stutzman was born February 1, 1938, in Howard County, NE to David A. and Emma M. (Jausi) Stutzman. He grew up and received his education in Cairo.

Larry married Shirley Obermiller on September 25, 1959 at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Nysted, NE. The couple made their home in Cairo.

Larry worked for Turner Grain Company for 36 years. He later worked for the Hall County Highway Department until his retirement in 2004.

Larry was a member of the Cairo United Methodist Church, the Grand Island Saddle Club, served on the Cairo Fire Department for over 20 years and was a former member of the Cairo Village Board.

He enjoyed fishing, camping trips, and was always proud of his garden. Larry especially loved gatherings with his family and grandkids.

Larry never met a person he couldn’t talk to. He was known for his teasing of his nieces, nephews and grandkids with an ear pinch or pull. There was nothing he couldn’t do. He always watched out for others and was there to lend a helping hand.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Stutzman of Cairo; two sons, Greg Stutzman of Grand Island, Steve Stutzman of Cairo; one daughter, Cherie Schnakenberg of Doniphan; seven grandchildren, Jerrad, Katheryn, Meagan, Sierra, Shelby, Alisha and Brett; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, twin sister, Dara Lea (Dennis) Klanecky of St. Paul, NE, Merna (Joe) Matejka of Ravenna, NE, and Anna Mae Troyer of Elkhart, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Arthur, Floyd and Dean Stutzman; five sisters, Elizabeth Stutzman, Margaret Tellas, Elise Brown, Nina Stutzman and Lucille Schieve.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

celebration of life

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Cairo United Methodist Church

506 East Kansas Street, Cairo, NE 68824

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Mount Pleasant Cemetery

County Road 41, NE 68824

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