Larry A. Bottcher

Born: Tue., Sep. 24, 1957
Died: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 12, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary

Prayer Service

6:00 PM Sun., Aug. 12, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Mon., Aug. 13, 2018
Location: St. Joseph's Catholic Church

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Larry A. Bottcher, age 60 of Talmage, NE passed away at his home surrounded by his family on August 8, 2018 , 8½ years after his diagnosis of a glioblastoma brain tumor.

Larry was born on September 24, 1957 at St. Mary‘s Hospital in Nebraska City, NE, the son of Lyman O. and Kathleen M. (Heng) Bottcher. He grew up in Talmage and graduated from the Nemaha Valley High School in 1976.

Larry married Susan Kay Foster on April 3, 1982 at the United Methodist Church in Nebraska City, NE.

Larry was a life long farmer and was the owner/operator of Bottcher Ag Sales with his father Lyman. He was very active in the Talmage community and served on the Talmage Volunteer Fire Department, the Tri Valley Bank Board of Directors, the Otoe County Farm Bureau Board and the Talmage Farmers Cooperative Board of Directors.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Susan Bottcher of Talmage, NE; daughter Megan Brehm and husband Randall of Syracuse, NE; three grandchildren: Lauren, Leighton and Lyndon; mother Kathleen Bottcher of Talmage, NE; siblings: Connie Miller and Bob Miller of Omaha, NE and Vicki Slaughter and husband George of Olathe, KS; brothers and sisters-in-law: Dan Foster and wife Terry of Union, NE and Linda Halstead and husband Bryce of Kimball, NE; other family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Lyman on August 3, 2018; his grandparents and his mother and father-in-law Rose Ann and John Foster.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in rural Nebraska City (Paul). Fr. Michael Ventre will celebrate the Mass and burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

The family will greet friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City followed by a Prayer Service/Rosary at 6:00 p.m.

Memorials may be given to the Talmage Volunteer Fire Department.

Immediately following the graveside services, family and friends are invited to join the family at the Talmage Community Building, Talmage, NE for a time of lunch and fellowship.

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greg shaw
   Posted Thu August 09, 2018
Greg from Butte Implement just want to say so sorry for your loss, he was a good man and fun to be around at vermeer functions etc. He will be missed

Marty and Twila Calhoun
   Posted Thu August 09, 2018
Praying for Susan, Megan and family. Friends thru Vermeer for many years and know how hard Larry has fought this tough battle. May the family have peace knowing he is cancer free! Love and hugs from Dothan, Al

Kim Christiansen
   Posted Thu August 09, 2018
Susan, I am sending prayers and hugs to you.

Mary Wheeler
   Posted Thu August 09, 2018
Sue, I am so sorry about Larry. Thinking of you and sending hugs your way!

Jill Hardy
   Posted Fri August 10, 2018
Sue and Family-

I am thinking of you all during this difficult time. Remember those special memories of Larry that will always bring a smile to your face. Big hugs. Take care.

Vicki Garst
   Posted Fri August 10, 2018


May God grant you peace and comfort, today and in the days to come. Larry was such a kind man. He always had a smile and good spirits even when things were tough. He will be greatly missed. Our love to you all, Mike and Vicki

Mike and Laurie Neemann
   Posted Sun August 12, 2018
Mike and I would like to extend our condolences to you and the family. We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers and with you.

Tina Buttercase
   Posted Mon August 13, 2018
Susan and Family,
Sending my sincere condolences to you and your family. So very sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace and comfort during this very sad time.
Tina Weston Buttercase

Jim Straube
   Posted Mon August 13, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss. May the grace of God get you through this difficult time of grief.

Mark Branderhorst
   Posted Mon August 13, 2018
Susan, Megan, and Family

I want to express my sympathy to all of you. I really enjoyed knowing and working with Larry through the years. He was a very good man and a good friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and during this difficult.

Mary Thayer Gilliland
   Posted Mon August 13, 2018
Susan and Family,

My deepest sympathies to you and your family as you grieve the loss of your husband, Larry. God bless you all!!

Keith and Jennifer DeHaan
   Posted Mon August 13, 2018
Susan, Megan, Kathleen, Vickie, and Connie,

We have been around Larry a few short times but we have been blessed knowing the entire Bottcher family. We are so sincerely sorry for the loss of a husband, father, son and brother. But, we are happy you are a great family of faith and we know God is working in your lives and will help ease the pain. God bless your great family. Keith and Jennifer DeHaan

Diana McNeilly
   Posted Thu August 16, 2018
Dear Sue and family, Larry put up such a good fight, with you all supporting him and each other. I send my sincere sympathy and sorry I just found out today. Love, Diana

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