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Larry Stute - November 19, 2013

Larry G. Stute, age 70, of Benkelman, Neb., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in Benkelman.
Larry was born in Benkelman on Sept. 9, 1943, to Francis Fredrick and Hazel Irene (Trout) Stute. He was the youngest of eight children.
Larry attended and graduated high school in Parks, Neb., in 1961. On June 5, 1965, he married Arlene Pursley in Benkelman. The couple was blessed with two sons, and made their home north of Benkelman on the family farm and ranch.
Larry was a member of the Benkelman Jaycees and the United Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed assisting the American Legion in placing flags at the cemetery each year for Veterans and Memorial Day.
He had a wonderful sense of humor and always had a joke to share. He enjoyed golfing as well as coyote hunting with his greyhound dogs. Larry was a devoted family man who spent many hours with his sons and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene of Benkelman; two sons, Brian Stute and wife Trina of Benkelman and Kurt Stute and wife Michell of Norman, Okla.,; brother, John Stute and wife Leona of Lucerne, Colo.; sister, Iva Jean Lewis of Witter, Ark.; and sisters-in-law, Ardith Stute of Imperial, Neb., and Sharon and Bill O’Brien of Benkelman; and Troy Hardwick and Mardell Duvel who were like sons to Larry. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
?He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Frank, Roy and Carl; two sisters, Karolyn Connelango and Doris DeVinny; and brother-in-law, Fred Lewis.
Memorial services were held Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., Mountain Time, at the Benkelman Community Building with Marcine Farmer, PMA officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the United Presbyterian Church, 521 Arapahoe St., Benkelman, NE 69021.
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Carpenter Breland Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.