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Larry Ortmeier, 49, of Dodge, died Sunday, September 27, 2020 at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy in Omaha. Funeral Mass will be 10:30am on Wednesday, September 30 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dodge with Rev. Keith Rezac as celebrant. The funeral will be live streamed on the Stokely Funeral Home Facebook page at facebook.com/stokelyfuneralhome. Burial will be at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery with lunch following at the church hall. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm with a rosary at 3:00pm and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:00pm all at church. Family will be present at visitation from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Masks are encouraged and seating will be socially distanced by household. Memorials may be made to Dodge Fire and Rescue or St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Larry Lambert Ortmeier was born on November 21, 1970 to Raymond and Lorraine (Knust) Ortmeier in Fremont. He grew up on the family farm south of Dodge and attended St. Wenceslaus Catholic School. During high school, Larry worked for the Dodge Dairy. After graduating from Dodge High School in 1989, he worked for Howells Elevator – Dodge Division and later helped his brother, Mike, on the family farm.
Larry was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his nephews and occasionally played a round of golf at area golf courses. Larry loved being around his family and was quick to break out the cards at family gatherings. Larry looked forward to the Fourth of July every year with his firework displays being the grand finale.
Survivors include his mother, Lorraine, of Dodge; sisters, Donna (Dean) Hagedorn of Dodge, Linda (Tom) Kaup of Fremont, Lois (Tom) Bracht of West Point, Janis (Kenny) Dirkschneider of Scribner, Susie (Bob) Kaup of West Point, and Sharon (Ron) Schroeder of Leigh; brothers, Andy (Kathy) of Dodge, Mike (Jane) of North Bend, and Tom (Jolene) of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews. Larry is preceded in death by his father, Raymond, and great-niece, Karsyn Kaup.