Lawrence T. “Larry” Eischeid
April 26, 1936 – January 13, 2023
VISITATION: Wednesday, January 18, at 4:30pm, with 6:30 pm ROSARY at West Center Chapel. SERVICES: Thursday, January 19, 8:30am at West Center Chapel to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2708 S. 24th St, at 9am. ENTOMBMENT: Calvary Mausoleum, with Military Honors. To view a live broadcast of the service, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button.
Memorials are suggested to Immaculate Conception Church.
Lawrence “Larry” Theodore Eischeid, age 86, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, January 13, 2023. He was born in Halbur, Iowa, to Lawrence and Helen (Rolfes) Eischeid on April 26, 1936.
As a small boy he enjoyed flying kites, playing baseball and riding on hand rail carts near Halbur. He loved his hometown and all the connections. He gave his four children a copy of the Halbur Centennial commemorative book.
One of prized possessions is his camera. He enjoyed taking photos and sharing his travels. He was proud to take slides because they were in color. Family and friends asked him to photograph their weddings and children. He meticulously labeled over 2,500 slides.
He graduated from Carroll High School in 1954. Larry entered the U.S. Army in February 1957. He was honorably discharged in January 1959. He loved to reminisce about his time in the Army and travels through Germany, France, England, Belgium and Italy. He was always telling stories about being in East and West Germany and his experiences throughout Europe. For example, being in Vatican City during the election of Pope John XXIII and Brussels, Belgium for the World’s Fair. He collected quite a collection of beer steins and foreign currency during this time.
He returned and attended Creighton University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting in December 1962.
Larry enjoyed dancing, especially at the Starline and Arcadia dance halls. He met the love of his life during a Mercy dance.
Larry married Shirley Ann Kirby on August 31, 1963, at St. Michael’s Church in Harlan, Iowa. Later that year, they moved to Omaha, where they currently reside. Nine months later, Kathy, the honeymoon baby, was born in June 1964, Mike (1966), Angie (1969), and finally, Vicki (1970). Larry and Shirley continued to dance throughout their marriage. Many nieces and cousins became dance partners at weddings for the jitterbug. He always made a clicking sound to keep the beat of the music.
He worked various accounting jobs but was employed the longest at Norwest/Wells Fargo Bank as a Tax Trust Officer. He retired in 1998 from Wells Fargo. He was well known for his integrity. He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus. His faith was very important to him. He was involved with Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, Catholic Academy, and Immaculate Conception Church currently. He was always researching his faith and finding materials to further other’s knowledge of the Latin mass.
Larry and Shirley enjoyed watching Mike play baseball and football, working on his cars, seeing all the cars he has owned, and were very thankful for his help when it came to their own cars, watching Kathy play guitar at church, cheerleading and flags squad in high school, and seeing her become so successful in her career, watching Angie play softball, her love of traveling abroad like her father, and her art, watching Vick play soccer and softball, and her willingness to help them out through all the years around the house. Larry was also thankful for his son in-laws that have helped out a lot too.
Larry and Shirley also enjoyed watching their grandchildren’s baseball, softball, and hockey games, seeing their granddaugher’s dance recitals, show choir performances, plays, and other school performances through the years. Larry was very proud of all his grandchildren. He enjoyed researching his family tree. He has a collection of old phone books to track down people and their addresses. He has left us boxes of his support which will consume our time to organize. He even had a distant Rolfes cousin in the Netherlands he communicated with.
Everyone’s email will definitely be a lot emptier now. Rest in Peace dad. We love you! Oremus
In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his brother, Norman, and sisters and brothers-in-law: Velma (Thomas R.) Selzle, Myra (Vince) Langenfeld, and Yvonne (Paul) Dutton. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Shirley; son, Mike; and daughters: Kathy Sangimino, Angie (Mike) Fischer, and Vicki (Phil) Haas; five grandchildren: Nathan Sangimino, Mason, Addi, and Parker Haas, and Christina Fischer; brother Maury Eischeid; sister-in-law, Rose Eischeid (wife of Norman); and nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.