Laurence Henry "Larry" Hennings, 83
Laurence Henry "Larry" Hennings, 83, peacefully passed away at the Kimball Manor on February 24, 2013. Mass of Christian burial
will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kimball with Father Robert Karnish officiating. Burial will be held in the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 until 7: 00 p.m. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Kimball Friendship Senior Center. The services for Larry have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.
Larry was born July 22, 1929, in Moulton, Nebraska to Clarence and Ella (Roblyer) Hennings. He was raised in Loup County Nebraska, attending grade school near Almeria and high school in Taylor. After graduation Larry worked as a bank clerk at the Bank of Burwell and later at the Bank of Palmer Nebraska. During that time he met his future wife Marrian "Marge" Armstrong, a school teacher from Colorado who was teaching at a rural school near Comstock. They were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sargent Nebraska on August 30, 1950. Larry was inducted into the Army in December 1951 and served on Okinawa during the Korean War as a Corporal in the Finance division. In early 1952 Larry was summoned for a very short but adventurous trip home upon the birth of his first child then he returned to the war until his discharge in 1953. After the war, Larry began a twenty-three year career with F.W. Woolworth in Englewood Colorado. His career took him to Nebraska, Montana and Wyoming as he advanced to store manager. During this time five more children joined the family with each child being born in a different city.
Larry opened a new Woolworth store in Cody Wyoming where the family lived until Larry retired from the company in 1977. He was an active and respected member of the Cody Chamber of Commerce and well known for his classic cars and car restoration work.
The family then moved from Cody to Bridger Montana where Larry and Marge opened and operated a hardware store. During their time in Bridger, Larry also volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician. After their youngest child graduated from high school, they sold the business and moved to Lewistown Montana, and then to Kimball Nebraska, to be close to family.
Survivors include his wife Marge; children Deborah (Terry) Phillips, David (Marilyn), Gary, Steven (Julianne), Kathleen, and Pamela
Marsh; grandchildren Donald, Brian, Jennifer, Erin, John, Laura, Jenna and Connor; great-grandchildren Sheldon, Ethan, Jackson,
Sydney, Parker, Olivia, John Henry and Sarah.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald and sister Phyllis Holmes.
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