Larry Harkrader, 59, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011. Larry was a recent resident of Le Center, Minnesota. Larry was born on January 17, 1952 in Norfolk. A banker for 38 years, he worked in financial institutions in Nebraska, Wyoming and Minnesota and held various positions from loan officer to president. As a young man, Larry served in the United States Army as a sergeant and fought alongside his brother in the Vietnam War. Upon his return, he married his high school sweetheart and had two children. He was extremely devoted to his family, and always practiced honesty and integrity in every stage of his life. Larry was also an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. His dedication to wildlife conservation drove him to purchase land in north central Nebraska, which he spent 40 years restoring to natural habitat and protecting wildlife.
He is survived by wife, Pamela (Kohl); son, Jason, both of Le Center; daughter, Miranda (Haferman) and son-in-law, Marty, of Lincoln; his parents, Jerry, Sr. and Mary Harkrader of Sun City, Arizona; his brother, Jerry, Jr. and sister-in-law, Shelly, of Laramie, Wyoming; his sister, Jane (Douglass) and brother-in-law, Pat, of Lincoln; as well as surviving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.