Lawrence Elrod

Grand Island

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Updated: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 03:28:51 CST

(Larry) Lawrence Elrod, 87 of Grand Island died Friday, November 29, 2013 at the University of NE Medical Center in Omaha.

(Larry) Lawrence ElrodService will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the Gollaher Chapel of Trinity United Methodist Church.  Reverends George Wheat and Bob Rhodes will officiate.  Burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors by the United Veterans Honor Guard and U.S. Navy.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at All Faiths Funeral Home.

Mr. Elrod was born May 6, 1926 at Loup City the son of Lawrence and Adelia (Bichel) Elrod.

Survivors of the immediate family include his wife Fran; his children, Ronald Elrod of Shawnee, OK, Rick Elrod of Early, IA, Kathy Holstein of Schaller, IA and Karen Pickett of Holstein, IA; step children, Ivan Medina of Fresno, CA, Renee Lenstrom of Sargent, NE, Peggy O’Roark of Whitman, MA, Duane Freed of Kearney and Robert Lambert of Elm Creek and brother, Homer (Carol) Elrod of Grand Island.

Other survivors are numerous grandchildren and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters, Tom, Marvin, Lyle, Donald and Earl Elrod, Bernice Crist and Ada Miller.

Larry was raised in Loup City before moving to Grand Island at the age of 15.  He served in the United States Navy from 1943-46 in the South Pacific Theatre with the Naval Amphibious Group.  He married Doris Humiston in 1947.  Later he married Frances Shannon on August 5, 1983.

He was employed by J.M. Lingeman Company 1946-55; then Farm Bureau Insurance 1955-1978 and co-owned and operated Mobil World, Inc.  He retired in 1999.

Larry had his pilot’s license, enjoyed snow skiing, camping and traveling.  He will be remembered for his caring for others.  He was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He was a member of the United Veterans Club, Toastmasters, 3rd degree Mason, Husker Ultra-Light Club and served on the board of Goodwill Industries.

A memorial fund will be established in memory of Larry.