Larry L. Mundt

Larry L. Mundt

July 16, 1949 – February 13, 2023

Larry Lynn Mundt, 73, of Papillion, NE, died February 13, 2023, at his home.

Larry was born July 16, 1949, in Alliance, NE, to Raymond and Rosalie (Simpson) Mundt. Larry grew up in Berea, NE, on the family farm with one brother and two sisters. He attended country school in Berea and loved playing town baseball with his grandfather, father, brother, uncles, and cousins. He also enjoyed the winters when his father would flood one of their garden areas for him and his brother to play ice hockey. He graduated from Alliance High School in 1967. He attended college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After graduating from UNL in 1971, he moved back to Berea, NE, to help his parents on the family farm, where they grew wheat, potatoes, corn, and beets.

On January 3, 1974, he married Cheri Waynar, his wife of 49 years, in Chadron, NE. They settled in Alliance, NE, raising two children. Larry worked as the Office Manager/Accountant at Alliance Tractor & Implement for about 25 years. While living in Alliance, Larry enjoyed golfing, fishing at the Twin Lakes, attending Alliance Bulldog sporting events, playing basketball at the rec center, playing pitch with his extended family, and taking family vacations to the Black Hills and Estes Park.

In November of 1996, Larry and Cheri moved to LaVista, NE.  Larry worked at Farm Credit Services America in Lincoln and Omaha for over 15 years, where he formed several dear friendships.  He was a mentor to many and will always be remembered for his enthusiasm, humor, and walking the aisles in the mornings to greet teammates. He retired from Farm Credit in 2018.

In his retirement years, Larry enjoyed golfing with friends, vacationing in Breckenridge for mountain golfing and kayaking, taking day trips with Cheri to scope out Nebraska’s small towns while searching for antiques, watching old westerns, reading, and spending time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed outdoor time with his granddaughters, including picnics, swimming, visits to Vala’s, and playing baseball and volleyball. Larry also cherished taking trips back to western Nebraska to visit friends and his sisters and their families. He never missed an opportunity to beat his sisters in a card game.

For those of you who knew Larry, you understand how much his kind, giving spirit will be missed. Larry always took the time to ask how others were doing and to lend a helping hand. As a father, he taught kindness, respect, and humility each and every day through his actions. He loved a good story, and he loved teasing his family and friends with his humor and quick wit. Larry truly treasured relationships with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Cheri; son, Tony Mundt of Omaha, NE; daughter, Kristy Bauer (Nick) of Seward; 2 granddaughters, Savannah and Bella Bauer of Seward, NE; sisters, Sherry Yost and Deb Hoffman (John); 6 nieces; 5 nephews; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Carol Mundt; brother-in-law, Larry Yost; and sister, Baby Mundt.

VISITATION: Sunday, February 19th, 3-5pm at the West Center Chapel. MEMORIAL SERVICE: February 20th, at 10:30am, at West Center Chapel, with a luncheon following immediately after the service.

Memorials may be given in the care of the family for a later designation.


  • Kathy Schulte Posted February 15, 2023 3:13 pm

    Larry was one of my favorite teammates and the obituary couldn’t be more spot-on. He always brought a smile wherever he was. I’m so sorry for your loss and will be thinking and praying for you all. Take care.


  • Daniel Smaha Posted February 15, 2023 4:46 pm

    Dear Cheri and family. I am deeply sad to read of Larry’s passing. I enjoyed our many short visits over my farming years. He was always a cheerful helpful Friend. God bless and welcome him home. And may God bless and give you comfort and peace. Your Friend Dan

  • Lisa Tollefsen Posted February 15, 2023 5:24 pm

    Cheri and Family,
    So very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Tom Plaht Posted February 16, 2023 4:53 am

    Larry touched a lot of people at Farm Credit, I remember many meaningful conversations with him over the years . He was a good one.

  • Eric Stuedemann Posted February 16, 2023 8:58 am

    I had the pleasure to work with Larry for 10 years and I considered him both a mentor and a friend. His warm and welcoming personality was a joy to be around each day. He will be remembered and missed. My condolences to Cheri, Tony, Kristy, Nick and family for your loss.

  • Mary Jo Olds Posted February 16, 2023 8:58 am

    Larry was a very special person, a true friend we will always remember. Larry and I had the best time laughing with each other over the craziest things. I certainly will miss all those times our families had together with him. He was one of a kind. Cheri, our heartfelt sympathy and condolences go out to you and all your family. We can’t imagine what you are going through. We are with you in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all. Mary Jo

  • Anne Koperski Posted February 16, 2023 9:40 am

    We are so sorry for this loss. What a sweet person he was. I’m so glad we were able to get together and visit this past year. We will certainly miss him.

  • Kevin & Cynthia Horn Posted February 16, 2023 10:38 am

    Cynthia and I offer our deepest condolences and prayers for healing and comfort. to Cheri and family.
    Larry was a fun guy. My most vivid memories of him is how he cared for and helped Mike Garwood in so many ways. God bless you all.

  • Kris Donnelly Posted February 16, 2023 12:51 pm

    Our family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers as you navigate through this difficult time. Larry had the best twinkle in his eye when he had something grand to share. This grand thing was usually about family and it was also there when he was a mentor and knew he made a breakthrough with one of us mentees! May God be with you and bless you all.

  • Nancy and Rick Noda Posted February 16, 2023 4:03 pm

    Cheri and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers will most certainly include you during this sad time. May you all be blessed as you share stories that bring joy and a smile

  • Linda Neuswanger Novak Posted February 16, 2023 5:28 pm

    Fond memories of Larry as part of my high school class. He and I
    were the shortest so we led the class into the auditorium. I remember him saying he was glad I didn’t have heels on! He was always up for fun. Prayers for all of you.

  • Jenni Scebold Posted February 16, 2023 5:38 pm

    My sincerest condolences. Larry was one of my all time favorite people. Who didn’t love Lar- Bear? He hated being called that , but we teased him anyway. He was a dear friend to work with for so many years, I was truly blessed he was my cube neighbor for so long. I cant go by Johnny Goodman without thinking of Lar. Loved Larry’s stories, especially while he had his apple for the day, which he cut with his pocket knife. Even after Farm Credit days, it was always a true joy running into Larry from time to time.

  • Terri Krejci Posted February 17, 2023 12:43 pm

    My thoughts are with the family – so sorry to hear about your loss. Larry was a great teammate and I had many great conversations with Larry on the phone when he worked for FCSA. On trips to Omaha, I would always try to stop by Larry’s cube to see what he was up to and what stories he had. The stories were always good….

  • Shawn Heckman Posted February 17, 2023 4:20 pm

    Was so sad to hear of Larry’s passing. But his picture sure brings a smile to my face!!! What a kind and thoughtful person. I will miss his many conversations when he would call the Alliance office to just see how we were doing and what was going on. Many Blessings to the family!!

  • Tammie (Kistler) Dubs Posted February 17, 2023 8:32 pm

    My sympathies to your families. I always thought Larry was a kind person. He was also very funny. I remember him from when I walked to the Alliance Tractor after school.

  • Ron Christensen Posted February 18, 2023 8:54 am

    I am praying for you and your family. Larry was a great person and teammate. He always had a smile and a good word to share. May God bless you all.

  • Kevin Jaspers Posted February 18, 2023 12:14 pm

    I had the opportunity to be a teammate of Larry’s @ Farm Credit Services of America. Larry was very knowledgeable and approachable. Larry was a very good credit underwriter. I remember job shadowing him one day at our Omaha Office. I am very grateful for that time and our conversations over the years at FCSAmerica.

  • Lynn Hummel Posted February 20, 2023 9:52 am

    Cheri and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow.

  • Rhonda Young Posted February 20, 2023 11:19 am

    What a beautiful service to honor a man with such a kind soul. My memories of Larry at FCSAmerica are all good ones – he was always there to give you a hard time, a smile, a helping hand, or a pat on the shoulder, sometimes all three. Just yesterday I took my 6 year old son to the grocery store with me (it’s usually a solo trip for me) and he insisted we get red delicious apples because, “They’re the best, Mom!” It made me smile and think of Larry. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have known Larry and am sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time.

  • Ken Thompson Posted February 20, 2023 4:37 pm

    What a wonderful service. I wish I could have been there in person but know I was there in spirit. My thoughts and prayers to all the family, he was a great person and friend that I will truly miss. Fairways and Green my friend.,

  • Brandon Scott Mundt Posted February 20, 2023 7:45 pm

    As a kid, I always was infatuated by uncle Larry’s shirts. No matter the occasion, it was a unique looking polo. When he came into a room, his kinda eye’s and devilish charm were intoxicating to be around. His harmless jabs at his loved ones during card games made the shirts make sense. He was the kinda man who was honestly and beautifully himself. I can never get over how much him and my father look alike as they aged. I regret not getting to golf with him one more time. But, I’m sure he has some catching up to do with my grandpa Bill. With much love and respect. Brandon Mundt and Family.

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