Larry J. Paulson

Larry J. Paulson

August 26, 1954 – September 21, 2019

Survived by wife, Laura; sons, Chris and Nick; daughter Miranda; granddaughters: Mikayla, Paxton and Lynley; siblings: Mike, Rod, Charley, and Susie.  Preceded in death by parents, Neal and Helen.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 26th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  SERVICES: Friday September 27th at 11am at St Andrews United Methodist Church, 15050 W. Maple Rd, Omaha, NE 68116.  Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery in Elkhorn.  Memorials will be directed by the family at a later date.


Larry J Paulson, age 65. August 26, 1954 to September 21, 2019.   Passed away at home surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer.

Larry is survived by wife, Laura; sons, Chris and Nick; daughter, Miranda; granddaughters: Mikayla, Paxton and Lynley; brothers: Mike (Kathy), Rod, and Charley; sister, Susie (Curt); and many nieces, nephews, and in-laws.  He was preceded in death by parents, Neal and Helen; and sister-in-law, Pam. 

Larry graduated from Fremont high school in 1972.  After graduation he worked for Valmont as a welder before starting a very successful career in the car business in the late ’70s.  Larry had over 30 years of tenure with Huber Automotive in various roles, ending his career as a top performer in Cadillac sales for over a decade.

Larry had a passion for boating and waterskiing and was amazing at “barefoot” skiing.  He went on to share his love of the water with his children and grandchildren teaching them how to slalom ski and barefoot.  For decades on Friday afternoon in the summer you would find Larry at the Fremont State Lakes with his children, grandchildren and a large group of their friends tubing, skiing and enjoying the water.

Larry was a born car enthusiast and participated several car clubs in his early years.  You could hear the passion in his voice when he’d reminisce telling stories about his ’57 Chevy convertible, ’71 Chevelle, ’72 Cuda, several Trans AMs and Cameros and his ’84 Corvette.  He was also very proud of his last vehicle, his Escalade ESV.

Larry also enjoyed playing pool, listening to classic rock music, and spending time with family and friends.  Clearly, he will be very missed by all who were lucky enough to know and love him.


  • Doug Yorty Posted September 23, 2019 4:39 pm

    Laura and family. So sorry to read that he has passed. He was a very special friend. Enjoyed going boating with him, and his special way of inducting you to ride in the boat. We will miss him very much. A really Great Guy !

  • kate and neil holstein Posted September 23, 2019 5:35 pm

    Thank you for all the good memories, Larry! I am sending love to you, dear Laura, Nick and Miranda and all the Paulsons….Larry will always be remembered….as the fun, easy going, positive, and hard working man who loved his family (and cars and his boat) and taught me the value of a leaf blower, among other things. I love you guys and will also miss Larry, a lot. May you find comfort with each other and always know that Larry’s spirit is embedded in each of you. Busy loving you, Kate and Neil

  • Carter Burnside Posted September 23, 2019 9:53 pm

    I would stop and visit with Larry at Huber Automotive for over 15 years … We would talk softball , basketball, his grandchildren. Always would enjoy his positive attitude. He fought cancer hard . The world was a better place with Larry . Will miss him . Larry left a great legacy to charrish ..

  • Holly Womack Goshinski Posted September 24, 2019 8:00 am

    Laura, I am so saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. I was blessed to have worked with Larry at Plaza Buick GMC and to have been able to call him a friend. He was so passionate about cars and just loved being in the business. He was always so helpful to all of us at the dealership and also was so kind and caring. He was such a pleasure to work with.He just loved all of the customers that would come through that door. Larry always lit up the room with his infectious personality and smile. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. May God bless you and keep you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • MIchele Wasserburger Posted September 24, 2019 2:22 pm

    Laura sending prayers to you and the whole family. Larry was always so nice to everyone. God Bless

  • Gary L Hoffman Posted September 25, 2019 10:12 am

    I have been lucky enough to have known Larry for 31 years. We worked together at Huber Chevrolet and the friendship started. Larry was just a great guy. I can still see his smile and hear his laugh. RIP my friend. We all will truly miss him.

    Gary Hoffman

  • LARRY BIFFAR Posted September 25, 2019 11:05 pm

    I was sorry to hear of Larry’s passing we both worked at Huber for a lot of years. I was & auto tech & he was
    a sales person. Had a lot of talks over the years he once told me he had relatives in Blair where I live come to find out I knew all of them. Larry was a super guy and great friend. He will be greatly missed by so many.

    Larry Biffar

  • Steve Heng Posted September 26, 2019 12:45 pm

    I worked with Larry for several years at Huber Chevrolet back in the 1980-1990 time period. Haven’t seen him in29 years but still consider Larry my friend! If I wasn’t traveling tomorrow, I would have loved to have been there for his services. Larry always had a smile on his face, always had a positive attitude! You couldn’t help but love the guy once you met him! I send prayers and blessings to all those who will miss him. Rejoice for Larry, for the suffering is over, and eternity in paradise begins.! That is, after all, why we are here. Larry has certainly earned his reward!

  • Tara Kessler Posted September 26, 2019 1:41 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. We have lots of great basketball memories from when Morgan and Miranda played basketball together. Prayers to you all from Tara, Rob and Morgan Kessler.

  • Chip and Lisa Heineman Posted September 27, 2019 3:59 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Laura, and your entire family. Larry was an amazing person that will be missed by all that were fortunate enough to have met him.

  • Mike & Debbie Bangert Posted December 18, 2019 9:13 pm

    So sorry to discover Larry passed, he was alway willing and ready to help his customers, we purchased three cadillacs from him.. God speed to family and friends.

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