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Lawrence Edward Tammen

US Veteran

Apr. 15, 1942 - Sep. 10, 2020

Fairfield, NE resident Lawrence Edward Tammen, 78, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020, at his home in Fairfield, NE.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 14, 2020, at the Fairfield Community Presbyterian Church in Fairfield, NE with Pastors Ivan and Joyce Dean officiating. The service will be live-streamed on McLaughlin Funeral Chapel's Facebook page. Interment will follow at the Fairfield Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, from 3 p.m., until 7 p.m., with the family present from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Clay Center, NE.

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

Due to the COVID-19 Directed Health Measure, we will be practicing social distancing as indicated by the measure at the services.

Lawrence Edward Tammen was born April 15, 1942, in Oxford, NE at his grandmother's house to Edward David and Helen Muriel (Logston) Tammen. Lawrence and his sister Velda grew up in Haigler, NE then moved to Edison, NE where they attended school. He graduated high school from Doniphan.

Lawrence was in the Army from September 1964 until August 1966, spending most of his service time in Alaska.

He corresponded with Patricia Rogers while in the Army and the couple married on June 16, 1967.

Larry worked as a truck driver for Hastings Industries for over 30 yrs. Co-workers at Industries nicknamed him "Tank" which he was known by from then on till the company closed. He also drove for Werner for several years before retirement.

Pastimes for Larry were Cub Scout leader, Volunteer Fire Department, Soft Ball Coach, Square Dancing, and along with his wife, State Square and Round Dance Treasurers.

He is survived by his wife, Pat; sons, Edward and Benjamin; daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Josh Rinker; grandchildren, Madison; Mercedes; and Michael Rinker; sister and brother-in-law, Velda and Henry Wilson; niece, Ronda Frank; and nephew, Shannon Roberts.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and niece, Shonna Roberts.


Sep. 17, 2020
Irene Blau Bevard
Classmate Of Pattys

Patty Iím just so sorry for the loss of your Larry. I remember him as a kind and gentle giant of a man. He always looked at you with his heart in his eyes. He loved you so.
I lost my Bill back in 2012. Cancer!
Larry will be remembered for the kind loving husband to you and a gentle and loving dad and grandpa to your children and grand children. Treasure your memories of him. May god bless you all at this sad time.
Irene Bevard and family

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