Larry J. Kirsch


It is with heavy hearts and warm memories that we remember our loving, congenial, gentle husband, father and grandfather, Larry Kirsch, who passed away in North Platte on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the age of 71.

Larry was born on June 16, 1942, to John Adam and Dorothy Maxine Foran Kirsch at Arnold, NE. He graduated from North Platte High School in 1960. He worked for Hipp Wholesale and Cash Wa Distributing and was a member of the Eagles Aeries #2839 and the Moose Lodge #551.

Larry had a golden heart as he was always willing to walk that extra mile to be of service to whomever needed or wanted help. He was a friend to everyone and working with people was his driving force.

Larry is survived by his wife, Diane, whom he married on May 17, 2003, and his mother, Maxine, both of North Platte; his children, Randy Kirsch, of North Platte, Sara (Carl) deSoto, of Austin, TX, Brian Rief, of Lincoln, NE, Jodi (Bill) Simants, of North Platte and Dennis Kailey, of Denver, CO; three grandchildren, Aiden deSoto, Grady and Koby Simants; three sisters-in-law, Karen Sandberg, of Sutherland, NE, Loretta Sandberg, of Stratton, NE and Dianne Sandberg, of Cheyenne, WY; and other family.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Kirsch; and brothers-in-law, Bob, Roland and Bruce Sandberg.

Rosary Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Celebrant Father Jim Golka. Cremation will follow the mass and inurnment will be in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore. Condolences may be shared at The family has established a memorial for Aiden deSoto for autism. Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.