Larry E. Fanning

Larry E. Fanning

September 20, 1965 – July 21, 2023

Larry, 57, passed away peacefully at home on July 21, 2023 surrounded by his beautiful family and many loving friends. He lost the battle with Interstitial Lung Disease caused by Systemic Scleroderma. He fought hard up to the end battling this nasty disease.

Larry was born in South Omaha on September 20, 1965. He IS the original SOB!

Larry was a strong, kind, loving, and supportive husband and father. His knowledge and guidance was the foundation of his family.

He leaves a huge hole in the hearts of his family and friends. Larry could light up a room with his infectious smile and laugh. He was always entertaining people with his horrible dad jokes and long (sometimes true) stories about Bigfoot and UFOs. Some of his true passions were: Miller Lite, Jim Beam Vanilla, Trump, and making fun of JB (not necessarily in that order). He truly brought the life to the party with his witty sense of humor. No matter the circumstance, you would always leave with a story of something funny or crazy that Larry did. We will cherish the memories that were made.

Most importantly, Larry had the biggest heart and would help anyone at anytime, no questions asked.

Preceded in death by parents, Lowell Eldon and Gloria Fanning; mother, Patricia West; loving dog, Ally Roo Roo.

Survived by the love of his life of 35 years, Diane (Dummy); sons Larry Jr (Larbear) and Michael (Shooby); daughter Makayla (MaterMi); spoiled dogs, Molly and Lugnut; 10 siblings; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial Service: Tuesday, August 8th, 10AM at West Center Chapel.

Memorials may be directed to the family.


  • Steve Hermanek Posted July 25, 2023 10:33 am

    Larry you will be dearly missed. Know that Diane and your kids will be looked after each and every day. Rest in Peace Larry. We all love you.

  • Julie Fitch Posted July 25, 2023 1:30 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Until you all meet up again. Prayers for your continued strength and to carry on his memories and love of life.

  • Motiejaitis Cindy Posted July 25, 2023 1:34 pm

    Praying for all of you! He was LOVED

  • Steven Jones II Posted July 25, 2023 5:24 pm

    You will be missed Larry, I always enjoyed being around you and listening to you and my dad tell all your unique and crazy stories, My wife and I will continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers

  • Mitchell Turner Posted July 26, 2023 5:48 am

    Dear larry, you were the best neighbor I ever could ask for Back in south omaha. You definitely brought life to the partyou’re gonna be missed. Truby, by your friends and family and my family. You are an outstanding father and friend. They say the good die young. I’m sure that’s your in a place that is outstanding, right now ! I’ll see you on the other side. God bless your family. And I hope god provides all the needs during their trouble times. Sorry for your loss period

  • Brian & Virginia Winchester Posted July 26, 2023 7:27 pm

    We didn’t know Larry for very long but always enjoyed being around him. He could always put a smile on our faces with his stories. You will be missed

  • Mike Hicks Posted July 28, 2023 10:05 pm

    God Bless

  • Travis & Brandy Meyer Posted August 1, 2023 3:44 pm

    Where do I begin Buttercup? Travis and I have had such a hard time with you leaving us so soon. We have been truly blessed to have been neighbors in South Omaha, cooking out, Thirsty Thursdays, spending Christmas and NYE together, Nebraska Games… you name it we lived it. Diane and the kids will Always always always be in our lives and we will continue to live and party just like we always did! The good die young and Larry you are definitely a good one. Party hard in heaven with ones that have gone before you.. drink a few beers with my mom, and we will see you when we get there someday. Love Always and Forever… your Friends Travis, Brandy, Delaney, and KennaBear ❤️. Rest in Paradise 🤍

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