Larry Gene Mitchem

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Larry Gene Mitchem

March 24, 1942 - March 10, 2024

Kearney Neb. - Larry Gene Mitchem, age 81, formerly of McCook, Neb. passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at Good Samaritan Society St. John’s in Kearney, Neb.

Larry was born March 24, 1942 in McCook to parents Dale Jess and Fern Elizabeth (Worske) Mitchem. He was one of ten children.

Larry married Joy (Lawver) Mitchem on Aug. 22, 1965 in McCook.

Over the years, Larry worked in the construction industry. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, woodworking and country dancing. Larry had a love of horses and learned to break horses in his younger years. He was a gifted musician who played music by ear. He will be remembered for his talent on the harmonica.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Virgina Moore and Viretta Matlinda; one brother, Robert Mitchell; and a grandson, Blake Teel.

Those left to celebrate his life include children, Danny (Donna) Mitchem of Gibbon, Neb., Suzanne Teel, Robyn Springer, Cindy Sanchez and Brenda (Lee) Rowedder, all of Kearney, Neb., and Michelle (Rashard) King of North Platte, NE; brothers, Dale Vern (Jane) Mitchem of McCook, Neb. and Mike Mitchem of Lincoln, NE; sisters, Sandra Boljack of Lincoln, Neb., Linda Plourd of Cambridge, Neb., and Erma (Val) DeLance and Laura Madrigal, all of Lincoln, Neb.; nineteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested in Larry’s name for future designation and may be directed to Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, c/o the Mitchem Family, PO Box 476, McCook, NE 69001.

Visitation will be held from 5 to7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, in McCook.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2024 at the Assembly of God Church, in McCook, with Pastor Barry Johson officiating.