Larry Don Maxon age 86 of Laurel, Nebraska died on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 at his residence in rural Laurel, Nebraska.
Funeral Services will be on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at United Lutheran Church in Laurel with the Rev. Mathew Quanbeck officiating. Burial will be at the Laurel cemetery with military rites by the Laurel Veterans Post #4504 and #54. Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel.
Pallbearers will be Justin Dalton, Derek Dalton, Nate Maxon, Tanner Maxon, Matthew Maxon, Blake Maxon, and Gene Meyer.
Honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters Eva Carson, Amada Van Kley, Leah Guenther, Danae Wieking, Ashley Tiahrt, Kylie Maxon, Katie Maxon, and Lorna Maxon.
Larry Don Maxon was born on May 8, 1932 to Floyd & Johanna (Pedersen) Maxon. Larry and his twin sister Reba weighed less than 5lbs. combined at birth and spent their first days of life in a shoebox being warmed in the oven. Larry attended a one-room school house near Laurel. His family moved to Wisner, Nebraska in 1947 and he graduated from Wisner High School in 1951. He later served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1954. Larry married Norma Rae Ott of Beemer, NE. Larry returned to Laurel with his new bride where they farmed SW of town.
Larry was a jokester and loved to make people laugh. He had a love for horses and his favorite mule, Ringo. Larry enjoyed people and was always cheering for the underdog. Christ became real to Larry at a Via de Cristo weekend in the early 1980's. He was active in the local VFW, Gideon's, and taught Sunday school for years. Larry loved his wife Norma and his family. He enjoyed farming and was often seen on his gator checking the fields till the very end. Larry was at home surrounded by family when he went home to be with Jesus and Norma and other loved ones on the evening of December 4th.
Larry is survived by four sons and one daughter, Roger (Terri) Maxon of Ashland, Kathleen (Bill) Dalton of Le Mars, Iowa, Jerry Maxon of Laurel, Glen (Nancy) Maxon of Laurel, Clark (Penny) Maxon of Laurel; 13 grandchildren, Eva (Tyler) Carson, Nate Maxon, Leah (Adam) Guenther, Justin (Ann) Dalton, Derek Dalton, Amanda (Kurt) Van Kley, Danae (Brett) Wieking, Ashley (John) Tiahrt, Tanner Maxon, Matthew Maxon & fiance Kiley Thompson, Kylie, Katie, and Lorna Maxon; 15 great grandchildren; one sister Maxine Wegner of Red Oak, TX; one sister-in-law Twyla Lindsay of Wayne; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Norma; brother John Maxon; sister Ramona and her husband's Chuck Meyer & Vic Greenly, sisters Valdorine Maxon and twin sister Reba (George) Maloney; brother-in-law Ottlin Wegner.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Kathy & family,
You have been in our prayers and will continue to be. Just remember, now your Mom & your Dad are together again in Heaven for eternity! They are once again complete!
Sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Please accept my condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with the family during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3)
Our deepest sympathies to the Family of Larry and Norma. My parents, Lambert (04-2017)and Bonnie, of Dodge, were blessed to know and enjoyed your parents' friendship for many years and we kids had some fun times on your farm and ours. Your parents were wonderful people and raised a beautiful family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Family of Lambert & Bonnie Vacha, Laurel Vacha Lennemann, (daughter).
Laurel Vacha Lennemann
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