Larry Dean Cass

March 20, 1943 — July 29, 2016

Larry Dean Cass

Larry Dean Cass, DVM, age 73, passed away peacefully July 29, 2016 at Friendship Manor in Shakopee, Minnesota with his wife & daughter by his side. Larry was born March 20, 1943 in Oxford, Nebraska to Dean & Mary (Warner) Cass, the eldest of 5 children. He graduated in 1961 from Beaver City High School, Beaver City, NE. He attended college in Kearney, NE, Univ of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE & received his veterinary degree at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado in 1968. Larry practiced veterinary medicine in Blue Hill, NE; Ronan, Montana; Laurel, MT; McCook, NE; Kearney, NE; Bloomington, MN & completed practicing in Norwood Young America, MN. He retired Nov. 2011 because of failing health. Larry also trained Veterinary Technicians for 15 years at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, NE. Larry married his high school sweetheart, Judy Bonham, June 28, 1969 at the Christian Church in Beaver City, NE. They just celebrated their 47th anniversary. A daughter Lanell Marie was born to this union, whom he was very proud of. While growing up Larry worked on the family farm, milking cows, doing field work and also did road construction for the state. The egg & cream money was his date night & gas money. Slim pickins the week that the cream can tipped over & cream went all over his car. Took a while to get that sour smell out of the blue Mercury. Larry played football in high school & was a NE Husker fan. He also was on several bowling teams, liked to fish, trap shoot, hunt & looked forward to the annual grouse hunting trip with other instructors from the Curtis, NE college. He was quite the vegetable gardener & had numerous flower gardens. He always had a dog & his most recent was Tina, a black lab. They went on many walks & there was always a tennis ball ready to be played with. Throughout his career, he was active in several Chamber of Commerce’s & Economic Development Committee in Norwood Young America. He belonged to the state veterinarian associations in MT, NE and MN as well as the American Veterinary Medical Association. Larry was preceded in death by his Cass & Warner grandparents, parents, special aunts & uncles. Survivors include his wife Judy, loving daughter Lanell & her husband Kjell Plath, their daughters Cora & Karis, the joy of his life. Siblings are Jeretta & John Tauriella of Exeter, NE; Jerry & Nancy Cass of Idaho Falls, ID; Lori & Jeff Moore of Arapahoe, NE & Alin Cass of Ft. Wayne, IN, as well as numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. A celebration of Larry’s life will be Friday, August 5, 2016 at Valley Evangelical Free Church, 150 Engler Blvd, Chaska, MN. The family will receive guests from 10:00-11:00 & the service at 11:00. Condolences or personal reflections may be left at Cremation was chosen & burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Beaver City, NE on August 20 at 11:00am. Funeral arrangements in Nebraska will be handled by Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City, Nebraska

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