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Larry M. Garvel

February 5, 1951 — November 12, 2015

Lawrence M. “Larry” Garvel, 64, of Ashton, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ashton. The Rev. Tom Ryan will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Ashton. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Garvel was born on Feb. 5, 1951, at Loup City, the son of Michael L. and Helen M. (Budzinski) Garvel. He was united in marriage to Linda S. Peterson on June 17, 1989, in Grand Island. He is survived by his wife, Linda Garvel of Ashton; one son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Bobbi Jo Garvel of Atlanta, GA; one daughter and son-in-law, Kristina and Joe Cherres of Atlanta, GA; and one step-son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Heather Leibert of Wilber. He is also survived by seven grandchildren. Larry grew up on the family farm north of Ashton and attended Sherman County District No. 56 rural school and later District No. 76 Schaupps school. He was a 1969 graduate of Loup City Central Catholic High School and then attended Southeast Community College in Milford where he studied mechanics. He then worked as a mechanic in the Loup City and Ashton communities and farmed with his father. After he and Linda were married they lived on the Garvel family farm and he operated “Larry's Red Service” mechanic shop, until the time of his death. He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Ashton and was a former member of the Ashton Fire Department. Larry lived to farm and loved mechanical work. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.
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