Larry Sundquist, 74, of rural Funk

Larry Sundquist, 74, of rural Funk
January 12, 1950 - February 23, 2024

A private memorial graveside service for Larry Sundquist will be held at the Highland Cemetery at Bertrand, Nebraska with Pastor Daren Popple officiating.

Larry Ray Sundquist, 74 years of age, of rural Funk, died on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Good Samaritan Society – St. John’s in Kearney, Nebraska, after a brief battle with cancer.  Larry was born on January 12, 1950, in Holdrege, the second of three sons born to Clinton R. and Dorothy A. (Peterson) Sundquist.  He received his primary education from Ragan Public Schools and then Holdrege Public Schools, where he graduated from Holdrege High School with the class of 1968.

Larry pursued higher education from Hastings Central Community College and attained a degree in Auto and Small Engine Repair.

On April 28, 1972, he was united in marriage to Marllys J. Thayer at Bethel Lutheran Church and to this union, they were blessed with two children: Elsa and Christopher. The family made their home on a farm east of Funk, where Larry engaged in his lifelong passion of farming.

Larry was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, the ELKS Lodge, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Arie #3132.

In the 1970s, Larry and his brothers owned and raced a late model race car.  For over 35 years, he enjoyed traveling in his motorhome to watch the races, following the Outlaw Sprint Cars.  He was his grandkids biggest supporter and could always be found in the stands at each sporting event or activity.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Larry leaves to celebrate his life, his wife, Marllys Sundquist of rural Funk; his children: Elsa Barr and her husband, Jeremy of Juniata, Nebraska; and Chris Sundquist and his wife, Jessica of Holdrege; four grandchildren: Zac and Carson Sundquist; and Trevor and Kinley Barr; two brothers:  Richard Sundquist and his wife, Lynn; and Ronald Sundquist and his wife, Marlys all of Holdrege; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

There will be no visitation or memorial book signing. The family is honoring Larry’s wish for cremation.

Memorials in Larry’s honor can be directed to the family for future designation.

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The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.