Larry Keith Wrasse

February 1, 1939 - January 21, 2023

Larry Keith Wrasse, 83, of Lincoln passed away January 21, 2023. Born on February 1, 1939, SW of Ansley, NE to August and Odessa Fern (Davis) Wrasse.

After graduating from Halsey High School in 1957, Larry attended Chadron State Teachers college for two years. He transferred to the School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, SD for his junior year. He returned to Chadron State for his senior year and graduated Cum Laude. He was also a member of the Blue Key Honor Society. He taught math at Chappell, Ne, then Sprague-Martell, and eventually at Irving Junior High in Lincoln. He went on to earn a master’s degree in mathematics at UNL.

In 1969, he got his real estate license. He also earned his Brokers license and started his own appraisal business. He was working on his last appraisal the day before his first stroke.

Larry loved spending time in nature and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed sleeping under an open sky, fishing for bass, and duck and pheasant hunting. He also had a flair for photography.

Larry recently received his medallion for celebrating his 37th year of sobriety. He touched many lives over the past 30 years in the AA community.

Left to cherish his memory are daughters Julie (Ray) Manske and Becky Wrasse, all of Lincoln; Grandchildren Hunter Ellis, Evan Van Winkle, Parker, Quincy, Oscar, Anna, and Lucy Wrasse;
Sister Marilyn (Tom) Reigert, Lincoln; nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, Son Dr. John Wrasse, sister Berniece, and infant twin sisters.

Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 4th. Roper and Sons Midtown Chapel, 4300 O St.

Memorials to Alcoholics Anonymous.



Memorial Service


Roper & Sons Midtown Chapel

4300 O St.
Lincoln, NE 68510

(402) 476-1225

Share a Memory or Condolence

February 17, 2023

I have fond memories of being together at family reunions in Ansley. We also met in Lincoln, sometimes getting our families together. I’m glad we had several good visits when I was in Lincoln last summer. I helped inspire you to start writing your life stories. I’ll miss you a lot. I’m sending condolences to all your family.

– Your double cuz, Deanna Wrasse Gustavson
February 4, 2023

I have known Larry for many years. We attended AA meetings together when I was in Lincoln. He was a true devoted friend. Kind, considerate, humorous and always took time out from his schedule to meet for coffee or breakfast at Virginia’s. His motto was John 8:31, the truth will set you free. And ODAAT. And he lived that! I will miss him so much. We have the assurance that we will meet again in Heaven, as Jesus Christ was his Redeemer and Saviour.

– Cheryl Beck
February 3, 2023

My 98-year-old father remembers Larry fondly and was saddened of his passing. Dad was hired as high school principal in Chappell, NE in 1960. The math teacher position was vacant, so dad had to fill in as math teacher that school year. He was happy to hire Larry in 1961 (?) to fill the math teacher position. He thought Larry was a good teacher. My parents then had further contact when Larry was a realtor in 1987 when they moved to Lincoln.

– Jenny (Robison) Minchow
February 2, 2023

I will always remember Larry in meetings. He was a huge part of my early sobriety. He will be missed in the AA community.

– Leslie Peterson
February 1, 2023

On behalf of the Montanye family, Marcia and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. Prayers go out to all of you, and I’m sure our mother (Maxine) and grandmother (Anna) are in heaven to welcome Larry there.

– Marilyn Crawford
January 30, 2023

Larry and I were in another treatment program in aftercare. He went through a lot and came out blossoming. He really cared for others. If you listened to him and watched him, he had so much empathy for others he had tears in his eyes. I am so sad to find this out. He is up in heaven. RIP Lar’. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

– Cheryl Frederick
January 29, 2023

Thoughts and prayers to Julie, Becky, and families. A few years ago Larry came to Ansley and he stopped by my house for a visit. He told me several stories about growing up in the Sandhills and about my grandma Berniece.

– Crystal (Zimmerman) Murrish

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