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Larry James "Fuzz" McMann

April 18, 1941 — May 30, 2024

Auburn

Larry James "Fuzz" McMann

   Larry James McMann, one of nine children of James Raymond and Mabel Irene (Landers) McMann, was born April 18, 1941, in Auburn, Nebraska.  Larry grew up attending school in Brownville and Nemaha, but he went to work at a young age before completing high school.  Later in life, Larry earned his GED alongside his wife Donna through Peru State College.

   On August 12, 1960, Larry was united in marriage to Donna Mae Brown at the Nemaha County Courthouse in Auburn.  The couple would be blessed with three children:  Laurie, Dean, and Leigh.  

   Larry worked many years on the Missouri River for Pieter Kiewit.  He also worked for the Corps of Engineers building levees, farmed for Corky Jones, and at Missouri Beef Packers.  Larry then worked at both Cooper Nuclear Station and Peru State College in their maintenance departments.

   Larry was always salvaging things, he loved going to garage sales and auctions and would stay hours just to get the one thing he had his eye on.  He enjoyed fishing on the river, hunting, and he and Donna loved taking the family camping, some of their favorite destinations were Sycamore Springs, Big Lake, Harlan County Reservoir, and Tuttle Creek.   Larry’s grandkids knew they could always count on him having a butterscotch candy in his front pocket for them.  

   On Thursday, May 30, 2024, Larry passed away at his home in Auburn, having reached the age of 83 years, 1 month, and 12 days.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Donna, infant twin siblings, brothers Bud and Red, and his sisters Donnabelle Pierceall and Norma Jean Keller. 

   Those left to mourn his loss include his daughter Laurie and husband Jim Chinowth of Omaha, son Dean and wife Lana McMann of Corning, IA, daughter Leigh and husband Pat Sims of Auburn; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sisters Shirley Douglas of Peru, Carol Powers of St. Joseph, MO; brother-in-law Cecil Bacon of Falls City; honorary sister Kim Bradley (Scott Young); other relatives and friends.              

   A memorial service will be held Friday, June 7, 2024, 3:00 p.m. at Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn.  Family will greet friends on Friday from 1:30 to 3:00.  Burial of ashes will take place at a later date in Walnut Grove Cemetery at Brownville.  

   To view Larry's service live click on this link:  https://livestream.com/accounts/13846112/events/11152314
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