Larry G. Kearns, 76, of Ord passed away on Monday, August 27, 2018, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Mr. Kearns’ wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at the Bethel Baptist Church in Ord. Pastor Kyle Campise will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Ord City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Family’s Choice. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Larry Gene Kearns was born July 4, 1942, at Omaha, Nebraska. He was raised is in Ord by his parents, Delos and Elizabeth (Trompke) Kearns.
Larry graduated from Ord High School in 1960. He worked at the Ord Quiz for a total 55 years which included part-time work after his retirement. On August 1, 1965, Larry was united in marriage to Linda Brownell at Ord, Nebraska. The couple made their home in Ord their entire married life with the exception of one year when they resided in Jacksonville, NC.
Larry was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. The couple enjoyed traveling and visiting both of their kids and grandkids; going for car rides and Nascar Races. Larry also enjoyed stock car races, drag races; and hunting and target practice in his younger years.
Larry will be remembered by his sense of humor and storytelling. He was a man of strong faith, he is where he wanted to be…with his Lord and Savior.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Linda of Ord; a son and daughter-in-law, Mitchell and Lynn Kearns of Rapid City, SD; a daughter, Shannon Dabney of Ord; seven grandchildren, Melissa, Taylor, Alyssa, Zoe, Anna, Ashlynn and Avery; two great-grandchildren, Charlie and Charlotte; a brother-in-law, Don
Woitalewicz of Ord; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ken and Linda Brownell of Missoula, MT; a nephew, D.J. Woitalewicz and his family of Ord; extended family, Clayton and Amy Grudzinski of Aurora; a host
of cousins and friends; and his precious dog, Lilo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandsons, Brett and Jonne; a sister, Connie Woitalewicz; and parents-in-law, Ed and Mavis Brownell.