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Lyle Gene Larson

July 23, 1950 — May 15, 2024

Pender, Nebraska



Lyle Gene Larson, 73, of Pender, NE died on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at his home.  The visitation will be on Friday, May 24, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church in Pender, NE.  The Funeral will be on Friday, May 24, 2024, starting at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at a later date in Rosehill Cemetery in Pender, NE.  Memorials are suggested to Boys Town (Donations, PO Box 8000, Boys Town, NE  68010).  Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender, NE.  

Lyle was born on July 23, 1950, to Clarence and Zeltha (Nelson) Larson in Pender, NE.  Lyle attended and graduated from Pender High School in 1968.  On September 2, 1952, Lyle was baptized and confirmed on March 14, 1965, at the Evangelical Covenant Church of Pender.  He enlisted in the Army National Guard on March 15, 1971, and served for 6 years.  Lyle graduated from Nebraska Vocational Technical College in 1970, with an Associates of Applied Arts Degree in Civil Engineering.  Lyle worked as a surveyor for the State of Nebraska.  In 1972, he returned to the family farm east of Pender to help his father farm.  On August 7, 1999, Lyle married Karen Elsberry at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Wakefield, NE. 

Lyle was a member of the Pender American Legion Post 55.  He enjoyed farming with his family and spending time with his stepchildren and their families. 

Lyle is survived by his wife, Karen Larson of Pender, NE; stepchildren, Ronda (Kevin) Stevens of Champaign, IL, Tonya (Matthew) Stamm of Lincoln, NE, Anthony Elsberry of Lincoln, NE; step-grandchildren, Brooke Stevens, Drew (Charly) Stevens, Dr. Rachel (Camden) McKuras, Caleb Stamm, Leah Stamm, Canaan Stamm, Chelzie Elsberry; great-grandsons, Oakley and Koa Stevens; sisters, Deborah (Craig) Luehr of St. Paul, MN, Shirley (William) Prabulos of Lincoln, NE; and 3 nieces and 1 nephew.

Lyle is preceded in death by his parents and sister Myra.  

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