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Laurence Wayne Larsen

January 8, 1953 — February 14, 2022

Laurence Wayne Larsen passed away Monday, February 14, 2022 at his home in Cozad at the age of 69. Wayne was born January 8, 1953 in Ogallala, Nebraska to Keith and Betty (Shuey) Larsen. He grew up in Grant, Nebraska on the family farm and graduated from Grant High School. His first marriage was to Debra Bank in 1971, their union was blessed with two children, Chad and Amanda. On December 18, 1976, Wayne married Robin Sutherland in Grant, Nebraska. This union joined the two families as Robin had a son, Pete, from a previous union as well. The couple were blessed with four more children, Anthony, Kileen, Crystal and Courtonie. The family moved from Grant to Kansas and then to Benkelman, Nebraska where Wayne worked for Reichert Ranch. In May of 2000, they moved to Cozad where Wayne worked for Boerkirchers Furniture until 2007. In 2009 he began working for Colorado Biolabs where he worked until retirement. Wayne enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing. He adored his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Wayne was a member of The Fellowship Crossing in Gothenburg, current member and PER of the Cozad Elks Lodge. He was preceded in death by his father, Keith; sister, Connie Taylor; his in-laws, John and Lylia Sutherland; and brother-in-law Joseph Sutherland. Survivors include his mother Betty Larsen of Grant; wife, Robin Larsen of Cozad; children, Pete Ueding of Fremont, Chad (Karen) Larsen of OK, Amanda (Trevor) Burns of TX, Tony (Teri) Larsen of Norfolk, Kileen (Josh Daily) Larsen of FL, Crystal (Shaun Cryts) Larsen of Ashland, Courtonie (Chris) Allbright of Cozad; 26 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Kathy (Bill) Claussen of AZ, Christi (Ron) Klima of Grant, Kelly (Bruce) Bothast of MD; and many close family and friends.

Memorials are suggested to Healing Heroes. A memorial service will be held Monday, February 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at The Crossing Fellowship in Gothenburg. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so on Sunday, February 20, 2022 with family present from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home.            

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