Larry Dean Poppe

August 18, 1937 - November 24, 2022

Larry Dean Poppe, 85, of Lincoln, died November 24, 2022. Born August 18, 1937, in rural Byron, NE, to Carl and Frieda (Peters) Poppe,

He was raised on a family farm, the youngest of 10 children. Larry attended a rural school in Thayer County and graduated from Ruskin High School in 1955. He graduated from National University of San Diego with a bachelor’s in Business Administration and Quantitative Science Degree,  Summa Cum Laude. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy for 21 years and retired as an LT. Larry served on five continents and many countries including Vietnam. Larry was an active member as an elder in the church everywhere he lived.

Survived by his wife Connie; daughters Marla (Bill) Gould, Kristin (Craig) Norman;  grandchildren Sean (Amy) Norman, Jason Norman, Zachary (Valerie) Gould, Maxi (Ryan) Holcomb, and Gretchen (Daniel) Hopper; great grandchildren Esther Gould, Samuel Gould, Lydia Gould, and Ingrid Holcomb; sister-in-law Carol Poppe; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and great-great-great nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, nine siblings, and great grandson, David Gould, and other relatives.

Service at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at Roper and Sons South Lincoln Chapel, 3950 Hohensee Dr. Lincoln, NE.

Memorials in lieu of flowers to Tabitha Foundation or Christ Lincoln Church.


Funeral Service


Roper & Sons South Chapel

3950 Hohensee Drive (40th & Yankee Hill)
Lincoln, NE 68516

(402) 261-5907

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November 28, 2022

My fondest memory of Larry was when he made snow skis out of old rubber overshoes nailed to barrel staves so Gene, Joyce, Jo and I could ski the hills of Grandpa’s farm. A fun way to enjoy the Nebraska winters. He also let us ride his bike! It was always fun to be around Larry. Larry, you will be missed! Rest In Peace! My condolences to family and friends.

– Pat Schafer
November 28, 2022

I was blessed with many uncles, but Larry was one of them I knew best because he stayed with us in Ruskin during the week when he was going to high school. Even though he drove what I thought was a spiffy old coupe, a daily trip in those days to and from the farm (even though it was only about 5 of 6 miles from Ruskin as I recall) could be a risky trip in winter. Our paths crossed too seldom after he graduated and joined the Navy, but I do recall that on Thanksgiving 53 years ago, Connie and Larry invited me for the holiday, giving me a much needed break from my stint in Uncle Sam’s Army. Losing Larry made for a sad Thanksgiving this year, but I’m thankful for having had Larry (and the whole Poppe clan) in my life as a young boy. They got my life as a young lad off to a great start. Ceci and I offer our sympathy to Connie and the whole extended family. May fond memories ease your loss.

– Gene Rogge
November 28, 2022

Larry was quietly dignified these past few years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. So glad to have known him and his family! God’s good love embrace and comfort you all.

– Pr. Renae Johnson

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