Lawrence T. “Larry” Eischeid

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 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.


  • Sarah Eischeid Posted January 15, 2023 12:10 pm

    Thank you for the wonderfully fond memories Uncle Larry! You will be missed.

  • Maura Eischeid McCulloch Posted January 15, 2023 4:18 pm

    All three of Lawrence and Helen Eischeid’s sons were really into the music of their generations. (The three daughters may have been also, but evidently I didn’t pay attention to that.). Norman (my dad) was swinging with the Big Bands. Larry couldn’t get enough of Elvis Presley, even though his mother frowned upon the star’s gyrations. Maury was musically closer to my age, listening to the same rock station that I played when I was 9 years old. Uncle Larry stood out among his brothers, however, in that he loved to dance—all night long, in fact!
    It is generally acknowledged that, computer geeks are also musically inclined. So, it only stands to reason that Uncle Larry adopted all the latest technology. I credit Uncle Larry with keeping the extended family together because of his e-mail distribution list to which he would post jokes, updates on the family and religion, and tidbits about current events. I doubt anyone else will be able to fill this void.
    Maura (now adrift)

  • David Eischeid Posted January 15, 2023 4:28 pm

    Uncle Larry was such a cool uncle. I have nothing but great memories of him. I have been blessed so many times and in so many ways. Uncle Larry was one of my best blessings.

  • Gwen Collins Posted January 15, 2023 7:34 pm

    Many prayers to Uncle Larry and his family! Thank you for your kindness and great smile

  • John & Terry Eischeid Posted January 15, 2023 7:55 pm

    Uncle Larry had many funny stories as he grew up. One that he told me about – he had borrowed my dad, Norman’s, car. He drove it further than what he had told Dad he would, so he drove the 50 Chevy in reverse all the way home. I will always cherish my visits with Larry most every summer. I can still hear his beautiful laugh. He also loved to dance. I have a feeling he’s dancing with the angels. For all the prayers you said for everyone else, we will continue on here. Terry and I will continue to pray for you and your family.

  • Ted Langenfeld Posted January 16, 2023 9:22 am

    After Uncle Larry and Aunt Shirley were married they moved into an apartment down the street from where I lived. One Halloween I knocked on their door and after saying “Trick or treat” Uncle Larry surprised me by saying “Trick”! I remember making a summersault in their living room before I was given a treat.

    He will be missed by all who knew him.

    Ted and Nancy Langenfeld

  • Nathan Sangimino Posted January 16, 2023 10:59 am

    I Always Loved Grandpa So Much He Was Special In My Life Since I Was A Baby As He Still Had His Magnavox Movie Maker Camcorder I Loved His Dodge Rampage And His 1988 Dodge Dakota The Most Besides Grandmas Accord. He Was A Survivor Of The Omaha Tornado Of 1975 And The Derceho Of 2021. He Loved Going To Tucson And Will Be Missed By Famous Dogs From YoYo Bandit Yogi Bear And Lucy. He Enjoyed Going To Walt Disney World With Nathan And His Mom In 1997. I Will Always Love You Grandpa Love You Grandson Nathan

  • Cheryl (Eischeid) and David Strichek Posted January 16, 2023 11:38 am

    Dave and I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences and love to Aunt Shirley, Kathy, Mike, Angie, Vikki and the grandchildren in the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. I am grateful for being accepted into your family every summer, making so many cherished memories. I remember you all coming to Tucson and going to Old Tucson for the day. And more recently inviting us to the townhouse for a family get together. Thank you for the love you extended to me and all the Eischeid family.

  • Amanda Parker Posted January 16, 2023 12:46 pm

    Uncle Larry was so cool! Watching him dance with Aunt Shirley or his daughters was the highlight of every wedding reception! I would like to send my condolences to Aunt Shirley, their kids & spouses, and all of his many grandkids, neices, and nephews.

  • Rosella Eischeid Posted January 16, 2023 4:22 pm

    Larry was one of my favorite brothers-in-law. He had a great laugh. Larry was in high school when his brother, Norman, and I got married and moved to their hometown of Halbur, Iowa. Fortunately for us, Larry lived at the other end of the of the block and helped us build our house.
    Eventually, their other brother, Maury, was stationed in the Air Force in Tucson, and encouraged us to relocate there in order not to have to shovel snow. So, in 1960, Norm and I did just that. Maury also made a home in Tucson at the end of his tour of service. Finally, Larry couldn’t stand it any longer and purchased a condominium in Tucson so that he didn’t have to shovel snow during the Midwest winters, either!
    I always enjoyed the times Larry and his wife Shirley came down to Arizona because that is when the three brothers really had fun together.
    He will be missed.

  • Meliza Hepburn Posted January 16, 2023 5:37 pm

    Our condolences to Kathy, Nathan and the entire family for the loss of their loved one. May you all find peace in the great memories you build with him along the way. May you find joy and the laughter you shared with him along the way. May you find comfort in knowing He’s in a much better place in the heavens above. With love Meliza Hepburn.

  • Mark Eischeid Posted January 16, 2023 6:08 pm

    I will also remember Larry’s laugh. And I will remember his and Shirley’s visits to Tucson. And seeing him on my visits to Omaha. And his and Shirley’s generosity in sharing their condo with my brother Keith and I when we were in Tucson for extended visits with my Dad. And stories my Dad would tell about growing up with Larry. And my Dad telling me about Larry’s late night calls to him in recent years.
    My sincerest condolences to you Shirley, Mike, Kathy, Angie, and Vicki, and his grandkids.

  • Jim Selzle Posted January 16, 2023 7:40 pm

    My earliest memory of Uncle Larry was when he stayed at our house on California Street in Omaha while he he was studying at Creighton. I remember late nights hearing his typing and wondering why anyone would need to type for school. Another early memory was when I got to stay overnight at Uncle Larry and Uncle Maury’s apartment. I got to watch a late night movie. What fun! I will always remember Uncle Larry as a fun loving guy, a man who loved his family. On behalf of Rose and myself, we will miss our Uncle Larry and wish to extend our condolences to his family.

  • Keith Eischeid Posted January 16, 2023 8:15 pm

    I remember Uncle Larry’s big smile, and his enthusiasm for family history and taking photos. Really enjoyed the times when Uncle Larry and Aunt Shirley would visit Tucson. Many thanks for letting me stay in your townhouse in Tucson a few years ago. Sending my love and condolences to Aunt Shirley, Mike, Kathy, Angie, Vicki, and his grandchildren.

  • Jeff Selzle Posted January 16, 2023 9:07 pm

    I will always remember Uncle Larry and Aunt Shirley’s wedding reception! I was probably in junior high at the time. But who can forget FREE POP! All the FREE POP you could drink! That was pure heaven! I also remember volunteering to mow the yard when they first moved into their current house. That’s when I found out the backyard was the size of Texas! ; ) Uncle Larry was a great uncle. I will forever cherish the memories I have of him. Rest in peace, Uncle Larry… and remember me in your prayers.

  • Kathleen McNeeley and family Posted January 16, 2023 10:08 pm

    It is our prayer that God, your family and friends will comfort you Aunt Shirley and your whole family during this difficult time. We wish you all peace, comfort, courage and lots of love at this time of sorrow. Sending lots of love your way, Kathleen, Michael and family.

  • Dominick Sangimino Posted January 17, 2023 8:30 am

    Larry was a kind and gentle soul and will be missed by many.

  • Lori Goldsmith Posted January 18, 2023 5:02 pm

    My fondest memories of Uncle Larry… Dancing the jitterbug with him at wedding receptions and making my mom laugh so hard, especially when Uncle Maury teamed up with Uncle Larry. Will miss you Uncle Larry – rest in peace. Love, Lori

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