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Larry G Zessin

January 3, 1948 April 26, 2019
Larry G Zessin
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Obituary for Larry G Zessin

Larry Zessin, 71, passed away surrounded by family on April 26, 2019, at Cox Medical Center in Springfield, MO.

He was born to Walter and LaVern (Bartels) Zessin on January 3, 1948 in Norfolk, NE. During his younger years, he lived in the Madison, NE area, and later moved to Oakland, NE. Larry attended Universal Tradeschool for autobody in Omaha. Larry then worked for Jim Wheeler Chevrolet in Tekamah.

On November 4, 1967, he married the love of his life, Joan McMullin and they were the proud parents of four children: Todd, Lisa, Lori and Ryan. In January of 1968, Larry was drafted into the United States Army and served 18 months in Germany where Joan was able to join him. During Larry’s time in the Army, Larry and Joan found a love for travel. Larry was able to visit Germany several times throughout his life.

After Larry’s discharge from the Army, Larry and Joan lived briefly in Central City, NE then moved to Fremont for a couple of years. In 1973, Larry purchased Warren Tiedtke’s body shop in Tekamah, NE. A few years later, Larry moved the business to a new shop he built at the south end of town. Larry always took pride in his work and was a proud self-employed business owner in Tekamah for 30+ years.

Ever since he was a young kid, Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. His passion for the outdoors was more than a hobby; it was a large part of his life. Time spent in the woods and on the water led to many memorable times and cocktails with family and friends that will never be forgotten. After retiring from the auto body business, he and Joan were able to fulfill a dream of his by living in Alaska for two years and experiencing life in the Last Frontier. Following the two years in Alaska, they came back to Tekamah where they lived for ten years. In 2016, they moved to Warsaw, MO where they enjoyed retirement and made many new friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and LaVerna; sister, Sandra; brother, Lonnie.

Larry will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his family. He is survived by his wife, Joan Zessin; son, Todd (Becky) Zessin of Elkhorn, NE; daughter, Lisa (Becky) Zessin of Kansas City, MO; daughter, Lori (Joe) Breckenridge of Bennington, NE; son, Ryan (Erika) Zessin of Aurora, CO; eight grandchildren: Brooklyn, Brennen, Justice, Samantha, Drew, Austin, Griffin and Jacob; brothers: Vern, Lennie and Ronnie; sister, Shirley.


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Visitation

Sunday

5

May

4:00 PM 5/5/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 5/5/2019 6:00:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah

1103 J Street
Tekamah, NE 68061

Family will be receiving friends.

Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah
1103 J Street Tekamah 68061 NE
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

6

May

10:30 AM 5/6/2019 10:30:00 AM
First Baptist Church, Tekamah

12th & K Streets
Tekamah, NE 68061

Military Honors will be held at the Cemetery.

First Baptist Church, Tekamah
12th & K Streets Tekamah 68061 NE
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Tekamah Cemetery Final Resting Place

Tekamah, NE 68061

Tekamah 68061 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

To the family for future designation.

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