Laurence D. Nollette
May 7, 1936 – February 28, 2022
Omaha. Preceded in death by parents, Erma and Ferd Nollette; sister, Lorraine Linenbrink; brothers-in-law: Donald Kaslon, Phil Piechota, Edward Borzych, Steven “Butch” Kaslon, and Jim Linenbrink; sisters-in-law, Patricia Nollette, JoAnne Piechota; nephew, Rick Nollette. Survived by wife, Virginia; daughters, Kim Snyder (Dave), Mary Fischer (Brad); son, Jeff (Jamie); grandchildren: Eric, Josh, Jordan, Chloe, Morgan, Sam, Shea; great-grandchildren: Owen, Karston, Eli, Kya, Gage, Aubree; brother, Ron; sisters, Karen Oros (George), Carol Olson (Don,) Joyce Masek (Steve); brothers-in law: Richard Kaslon (Gracie), Jim Kaslon (Cindy), Dave Kaslon (Dana); sisters-in-law: Rita Borzych, Phyllis Piechota, Lois Maschka (Ken), Carol Lashinski; many wonderful nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.
VISITATION: Wednesday, March 2nd from 4:30pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, March 3rd at 10am, St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” Street. Interment: Omaha National Cemetery with military honors Thursday, March 3rd at 2:45pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Pipeline Worldwide for the Larry Nollette Moyo Hospital Memorial Workshop or St. Gerald Catholic School building fund.
To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.
Larry Nollette was born on May 7, 1936, in Nenzel, Nebraska. He went to school in Kilgore-Cody and graduated in 1953. Several years later, he enlisted in the army and served through 1960.
Larry spent a few years working in construction and then married his bride of 52 years, Virginia Kaslon Gappa. He spent his next 35 years as a loyal and hard-working employee at United Airlines.
His wife, three children, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren were the source of his greatest joy. Although he was soft spoken and not much of a talker, his family and friends felt his abundant love through his handyman and carpentry work. If something needed repair or if you had a home improvement project, Larry had it completed before you even asked for his help. He also brought his own supplies and found whatever else he needed somewhere in your garage or house.
Besides being an avid Husker fan, “Pa” was also the best fan and supporter for all his children and grandchildren. It didn’t matter if there was rain or shine, Pa was there.
You could always count on Larry. He lived a simple, but meaningful life and knew it was more blessed to give than to receive. His quiet, selfless ways will continue to live through us while he watches over us in his folding lawn chair from heaven.