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Larry "Butch" D. Manthei


US Veteran

Apr. 22, 1949 - Jun. 17, 2018

Hastings resident Larry “Butch” D. Manthei, 69, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018, at his home in Hastings, NE.

Memorial graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Grafton Cemetery in Grafton, NE with Chaplain John Mueller officiating. A luncheon for family and friends will follow at the Grafton Community Center in Grafton, NE. In honoring his wishes to be cremated there will be no visitation or viewing.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated later.

Larry was born on April 22, 1949, in Hastings, NE to Gerald and Lola Mae (Boyes) Manthei. Larry was baptized at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Sutton, NE and confirmed in Trinity Lutheran Church Grafton, NE. Larry received his education in Fairmont graduated from Fairmont High School in 1967. He enlisted in United States Army May 15, 1969, where he served as Military Police until he was honorable discharge on May 5, 1971. Larry was united in marriage to June Barnes Manthei on November 20, 1988, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A year later they were blessed with the birth of their only daughter Jillian Paige.

Larry graduated flight school in 1975 and flew as an aerial crop duster for 44 years, most recently working for Dave Stewart in Smith Center, KS. Larry worked in numerous communities around Nebraska, including York, Minden, Central City, McCool Junction and in Colorado, South Dakota and Oklahoma. Larry was hard working and could fix anything. Larry loved his family and his granddog Betsey.

Larry is survived by his wife, June of Hastings, NE; daughter, Jillian of Lincoln, NE; sister, Karen and husband Jim Adams of York, NE; 2 brothers, Dick and wife Rhonda Manthei of Waverly, NE; Ed and wife Shawnie Manthei of Geneva, NE; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Condolences

Jun. 29, 2018
Tom and Susan Thomas
Friends
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Dear June and Jilly - We were saddened to learn of Larry's passing. Jilly, you were just a little tyke when you and your Mom came to help us one summer. We appreciate having the privilege of knowing Larry. We will hold you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Jun. 28, 2018
Mark and Christine Leonard Aidan & Emma
Neighbors
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We are sorry to hear of Larry's passing so soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you June and your daughter. If you need anything let us know.

Jun. 28, 2018
Joann Manthei Lee & Family
Cousin
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We were very saddened to hear of Larry's passing. He was such a neat guy. He was so gracious towards us at my Mom's funeral service last year. Our thoughts and prayers are with June and the family at this time. May he rest in Paradise!

Jun. 28, 2018
Dennis Muchow
Cousin
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sadden by your loss, sending sympathies to the family of Larry

Jun. 27, 2018
Pam Young
old friend who worked with June
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So sorry to read about Larry in the paper tonight. My thoughts are with you.

Jun. 27, 2018
Roms Ferguson
Friend
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June, sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
May your fondest memories and reflections with family and friends
Ease your grief a little. Thinking of you at this time.

Jun. 27, 2018
Mark and Larry Phillips
Neighbor
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My dad and I were saddened to read about the death of
Larry. We only knew him for a short time but what a super
neighbor. May God bless you and your family.

Mark Phillips

Jun. 22, 2018
Bob and Francine Lomax
Friends
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We are saddened by your loss. We have many fond memories of Larry. He was a great guy! Our family and the former employees of Consumer Services, who all considered Larry a friend, send our deepest sympathies to June, Jilly and the Manthei families!

Jun. 22, 2018
Gerald and Jintana Schreiner
Friend
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Greatly sorry and will miss him. If you need anything give us a call.

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