Larry Schuppan

Larry Schuppan

April 24, 1948 – January 24, 2024

Larry Dean Schuppan was born April 24, 1948, in Hastings, Nebraska, to Dale Dean Schuppan and Doris Marie (Fricke) Schuppan.  He graduated from Grand Island Senior High School in 1966 and from the University of Nebraska in 1970.  After graduation he joined the National Guard and upon completing bootcamp he returned to Grand Island to join the family automobile agency, Schuppan Sales & Service.  He continued to sell automobiles until his retirement in 2015, at which time he and Janie moved to Omaha, NE, to be closer to their children and grandchildren.  He spent 20 plus years serving as a member of the National Guard.

He married Janie (Keeling) Schuppan on August 17, 1989.  Together they raised three sons, Jace Andrew Schuppan, Shane Michael Keeling, and Zachary Charles Keeling.

Larry is survived by his wife, Janie, of Omaha; three sons and their spouses: Jace (Julie) Schuppan of Omaha, NE; Shane (Kelcie) Keeling of Auburn, NE; and Zachary (Emily) Keeling of Dubuque, IA; and his grandchildren, Lilly, Barrett, Noelle, and Finn Schuppan; Courtlyn and Creighton Keeling; and Charlie and Isaac Keeling.  He is also survived by his sister, Diane, and her husband, Jake Kenyon.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, January 30th at 11:30 a.m. at the West Center Chapel.



  • CINDY FRICKE Posted January 26, 2024 12:05 pm



  • Michael and Joanna Evans Posted January 26, 2024 1:34 pm

    On behalf of the entire Peru State College community, our thoughts and prayers are with Larry and his entire family.

  • Ann Miller Posted January 26, 2024 2:17 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, Larry is at peace and I am sure that he and Ron are having a reunion in heaven recalling all the good times they had together. Sending thoughts and prayers.
    Ann Miller

  • Connie Penning Eldred Posted January 26, 2024 3:55 pm

    Sympathy to Janie and all of Larry’s family.

  • Todd Posted January 27, 2024 10:01 am

    I had a great time speaking with Larry during my nieces graduation last May 2023. His laughter was infectious and his stories of being on the lake boating and skiing were hilarious and memorable. He will be missed.

  • Pat and Patty Dinnel Posted January 27, 2024 1:31 pm

    Sorry for your loss .We purchased several vehicles from Larry and always enjoyed dwaling with him

  • Josh and Toni Richardson Posted January 27, 2024 9:00 pm

    Our deepest condolences to the Schuppan Family. I had the privilege to work with Larry for 16 years and consider myself fortunate to have known him. Larry was a tremendous mentor, colleague and friend and he will be sorely missed.

  • Ed and Kathy Hurley Posted January 27, 2024 9:46 pm

    Sympathy to Larry’s family and his sister Diane. Larry was best man at our wedding in 1972. Also remember Jace from West Lawn Elementary School. Ed and Larry were lifelong friends and did many things together. We both graduated from GISH with Larry.

  • Sandy Peterson Posted January 27, 2024 9:48 pm

    Sending my sincere sympathy to all of Larry’s family. We bought our 1st Jeep from Larry in 2008 and it was such a fun experience and then my family and I gained a new friend! 🙂 It was always refreshing to visit with Larry and he was so kind to my 3 kids. (We still have the Jeep too and it has been awesome!) 🥰 I am so very sorry for your loss! Thinking of the family during this sad and difficult time! I will always remember Larry fondly and with that great smile! Sincerely, Sandy and Bob Peterson- Savana, Sierra and Paxton

  • Betsy Ruth Murray Posted January 27, 2024 11:31 pm

    Jace and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a special person and enjoyed knowing him. He will truly be missed.

  • Myers Teresa Posted January 28, 2024 9:03 am

    Janie and family-I’m so sorry for your loss 💜🙏💜

  • Ron Peterson Posted January 28, 2024 5:44 pm

    Larry was a great friend from High School who knew his path would always lead to follow his Dad in the car business. We spent many fun times in high school. Sending prayers your way!!

  • Joe and Barbara McNamara Posted January 28, 2024 6:16 pm

    We are sad to hear of your loss. Larry and I shared lots of good memories doing maintenance on the neighborhood park. You and Larry were regulars at the fitness center, before Covid, sharing stories while trying to stay fit.

  • Ev Tindall Posted January 28, 2024 7:11 pm

    I’m so sorry Janie. Hugs and prayers sent

  • Jeff Hayman Posted January 29, 2024 11:22 am

    I certainly send my condolences to Larry’s family. I graduated with Larry and he was a great friend. I think I bought all my cars from Larry while he was in G.I. Larry was a wonderful community leader and positive example to all those who knew him.

  • MYRNA DUNCAN Posted January 29, 2024 1:24 pm

    Janie was married to my brother, Richard Shineman, and we were so happy when she married Larry.. he was so good to her and the whole family and we all loved him. Know you will miss him so much but he’s in a much better place right now and someday you’ll be together again. God Bless All of You, and much love,

  • Gary and Kathy Bruce Posted January 30, 2024 5:12 am

    Janie and boys, we are so very sorry for your loss. Larry was a wonderful person and friend. He could always tell a great story and put a smile on our faces. Keeping you all in our prayers.

  • Rod & Patty Hooker Posted January 30, 2024 4:01 pm

    Our sympathy to your family . Larry and I were in Cub Scouts and Boy Scout for many years Great friend.

  • Jim Bowling Posted January 31, 2024 1:36 pm

    Larry was one of the first kids I met when we move to GI in 1959. We graduated from High School together and in later years were neighbors at Amick Acres. He was a great guy and will be really missed. Condolences to the family and prayers for Larry.

  • DOUG & PENNY SAVAGE Posted January 31, 2024 6:03 pm

    Janie & Family… Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for your loss. Larry was a Great Person and we always enjoyed getting to talk with him. Larry was a genuine person, friend and business person. He always made you feel better about yourself and enjoyed sharing what was going on with our son and your 3 boys and how everyone was doing. He was proud of you all and cared about how we were all doing just the same. I had purchased cars from Larry going back to the late 70’s all the way to his retirement. Enjoyed catching up during the summer visit. We will truly miss his smile and friendship!.

  • Larry Spiehs Posted February 11, 2024 12:22 pm

    We spent time as teenagers and his cousin Steve schuppan was my best friend in highschool.. I am very sad to hear of his passing.

  • Gary Koelling Posted March 18, 2024 8:32 am

    I fondly remember Larry in our Boy Scout troop 101 with our leaders Harry Nelson and Gordon Dahlke. Our camp outs at Saint Augustine in G.I. and varies other locations. Our friendships with scouts Robert House, Dave Ferguson, Rodney Koelling,,Larry Dahlke, Ed Hurley and many others created memories that have lasted a lifetime. I’m a better person to have known Larry!

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