Frances Lorraine (Larson) Pabian

Frances Lorraine (Larson) Pabian

April 5, 1919 – October 8, 2021

Frances was born on a farm in Platte County in April 1919. She passed away at the age of 102. She lived in Omaha for her adult life.

Frances married in Frank Pabian in 1940. She worked at Interstate Bakeries and Union Pacific Headquarters.

Preceded in death by husband, Frank Pabian; parents, Charles and Anna (Olson) Larson; 7 brothers; 3 sisters; 5 nieces and nephews. Survived by 4 nephews and 9 nieces.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 19th from 12noon to 1pm followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 1pm, all at the West Center Chapel.  Interment: Prague National Cemetery, Prague, Nebraska.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or Tangier Shrine.

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Frances was born on a farm in Platte County in April 1919. She passed away at the age of 102. Frances lived in Omaha, Nebraska, all her adult life.

She was baptized and confirmed at Looking Glass Methodist Church. Frances attended grades 1 through 10 at Platte County Rural Schools District #40 and #63 and graduated high school at Newman Grove, Nebraska in 1936.

She arrived in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1937 and found employment with Interstate Bakeries where she met Frank Pabian. They were married in 1940.

When Frank was inducted into the army in 1943 during WWII, Frances applied for work at Union Pacific Headquarters and was employed there 36 years until retirement in 1979.

During retirement Frances enjoyed her bowling league, tour traveling, and UP Railway Women activities. She closely followed Nebraska volleyball, football, and baseball and Kansas City Royals baseball. She always enjoyed working with crafts and her artistry was best shown by the watercolor pictures that she created.

In addition to her parents, Charles and Anna (Olson) Larson, Frances was preceded in death by husband, Frank Pabian; 7 brothers: Willard, Evans, Paul, Edmund, Lester, Robert, and Harvey Larson; 3 sisters: Bernice Wierson, Eileen Sawyer, Norma Jean Larsen; and 5 nieces and nephews:  JoAnne Larsen, Viola “Kay” Larson, John Larsen, George Larson and LeRoy Larsen.  Survived by nephews: Jim Sawyer, Will Sawyer, Mike Pabian, and Gene Larson; nieces: Janice Schachner, Cindy Larson, Barb Larson, Debby Sorenson, Patti Larson, Sandra Schlarb, Brenda Hankins, Pat Krondak and Lynne Pabian.



  • Pat Larson Posted October 13, 2021 2:19 pm

    We have lost a lovely soul in our family. Her presence will be missed, but will always have a place in our hearts

  • Brenda Hankins Posted October 19, 2021 12:35 pm

    Sorry we couldn’t attend the service. We have very fond memories of Aunt Frances on her 100th birthday. What a great lady she was.

  • Eugene Larson Posted October 19, 2021 12:46 pm

    I will miss you godmother, you were a wonderful person. Gene

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