Larry R. Larson

Larry R. Larson

August 5, 1934 – February 16, 2020


Larson, Larry R.  August 5, 1934 – February 16, 2020.  Larry, born to Archibald and Gladys Larson in West Point, Nebraska, passed away peacefully at the age of 85.  Larry and his wife, Karen Larson, lived in Omaha, Nebraska.

Larry was a veteran of the United States Air Force, graduated from The University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1960 and completed a 30-year career at KPMG Peat Marwick, where he was an audit partner.  Following retirement, Larry served many years as an Executive in Residence at The UNO College of Business Administration, oversaw the family farming operation and enjoyed many trips to the California wine region with family and friends.

Larry was a devoted father of two children—daughter Susan, born in 1960, and son David, born in 1963.  He was selfless with his time and talents.  Larry was a board member of the Girls Club of Omaha for 16 years, served on the Omaha Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council, the Council of Commerce and Industry in Nebraska, the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Alumni Advisory Board and was a board member of the Rupert Dunklau Foundation.

Larry was a generous man and a man of strong faith. He will be greatly missed.  His family knows that Larry now resides in eternity, with his wife, watching over them.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen; his parents, Archibald and Gladys Larson; and his sister, Barbara Schwarten.  He is survived by children, Susan D. Kauss (Kristopher) and David A. Larson (Elizabeth); grandchildren: Austen Kauss, Alecia Kauss Fiscus, Lauren Larson and Tyler Larson; and sister, Bette Wilke.

VISITATION: Friday, February 21st from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel.  SERVICES: Saturday, February 22nd, 11am, Pacific Hills Lutheran Church (1110 South 90th St.)  Private INTERMENT: Evergreen Memorial Park.  Memorials to Pacific Hills Lutheran Church or charity of your choice.



  • Shelly Stromp Posted February 19, 2020 1:07 pm

    From the KPMG partners: please express our sadness on Larry’s passing. I began my career 30 years ago at KPMG when Larry was a partner. He was well respected by all at the Firm and in the accounting community. Rest in peace Larry.

  • Lisa Skokan Posted February 19, 2020 2:23 pm

    Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He and my father, Paul Lienemann, were long time friends. I always remember your father with a smile on his face. My dad cherished his daily talks with your dad at The Lighthouse when my father moved in – and they loved their Saint Louis Cardinals.
    My prayers for your family as you mourn your loss.

    Lisa Lienemann Skokan

  • Lloyd R. Probasco Posted February 20, 2020 7:11 am

    Ruth and I are in Texas and unable to participate in the viewing or the memorial service. Please know, Susan, David and family, that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. And, know also, how much Larry meant to us personally as well as to the Rupert Dunklau Foundation Board of Directors. Larry was a man of integrity, compassion and generosity. We’ve not known anyone who gave so much to his wife Karen for so many, many years. God has now reunited them in peace and joy. May His comfort and peace be with you all.

  • Rev. Paul R. Dunklau Posted February 21, 2020 4:54 pm

    To the Larson Family: Please receive my sympathy at this difficult time. We sorrow with you, “…but not as those who have no hope” (1 Thessalonians 4:13). For many years my father, Rupert, depended on Mr. Larson’s good counsel for any one of a number of things, and that surely includes his lively participation on dad’s foundation board. But deeper than the opinions rendered and decisions made, their friendship is what stands out to me. Some time ago in Omaha, after my dad passed away, Larry surprised our board members with a delightful dinner at Happy Hollow CC. I recall that he refused to have the staff serve house wine. Like our Lord at Cana’s wedding, Larry brought bottles of the best from his collection. May the trumpets sound for your father on the other side, and may angels welcome him home with the everlasting gifts of friendship and hospitality — the kinds of blessings Larry shared with us. Sincerely in Christ, Paul R. Dunklau

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