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Walter W. Larson

December 17, 1955 — January 20, 2023

Walter Wayne Larson was born December 17, 1955 in Bassett, Nebraska to George H. and Opal I. (Taylor) Larson. Walter grew up in Springview, Nebraska graduating from Keya Paha High School in 1973. He married Vicki L. Wantz on April 13, 1974 in Johnstown, Nebraska. On March 2, 1975, they were blessed with twins, Michael and Michele. They lived on the family ranch and worked for his parents milking cows. In March of 1982, they bought the Ponderosa Bar and Grill and ran it until June of 1992. Walter started driving truck for Louis Monroe in 1983. He drove for him a few years, and then bought Louis out. He started Larson Trucking and had it almost 30 years until his diabetes got too bad and he had to quit. He then worked for Heerten Farms and Ferguson Feedlot when he was able to. Walter liked trapshooting, hunting and going to the Turbine Mart to visit people. He loved spending time with his family. His favorite thing was riding the lawnmower while walking his dog Skip around town visiting people. Walter passed away on January 20, 2023 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth, Nebraska at the age of 67 years, one month and three days.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents, George and Opal Larson; son, Michael Wayne Larson; four brothers, George Larson and his wives, Sharon and Virginia, Darold Larson, Norman and his wife, Sharon, and Albert Larson; another sister-in-law, Sharon Larson; one brother-in-law, Pete Troy; a nephew, Curt Larson; great nephew, Cody McCullough and a great-niece, Ellery Lyn Troy.
Walter is survived by his wife, Vicki of Springview; daughter, Michele (Greg) Carter of Wood River, Nebraska; three grandsons, Clayton Larson and Braden and Reece Carter; three brothers, Jim (Marie) Larson of Springview, Terry of St. Libory, Nebraska and Lloyd (Betty) Larson of Newport, Nebraska; two sisters, Dorothy Larson of Springview and Lois Troy of Lincoln, Nebraska; one sister-in-law, Carol Larson of Ainsworth; along with 13 nieces, eight nephews and many more great nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service was held on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at the New Hope Community in Springview with Pastor Tim Wyrick officiating. Music was provided by Kayla Schrantz with the CD Selections of “Scars In Heaven” by Casting Crowns and “Goodbye” by Kenny Rogers being played. Casket Bearers were: Henry Whited, Brian Kaufman, Trevor Modaff, Kory Mizner, Jared Stolcpart and Keith Mizner. Interment followed in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Springview. Memorials were suggested to the family in Walter’s name. Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth was in charge of arrangements and condolences may be left for the family at .
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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

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, Springview, NE 68778

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