SCHUYLER — Blain Larson, 64, of Schuyler, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, surrounded by loved ones.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Divine Mercy Parish, St. Augustine's Catholic Church, in Schuyler with the Rev. Gerry Gonderinger as celebrant. Committal will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in Verdigre. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, with a 7 p.m. rosary, at the funeral chapel and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Dinner at Schuyler Golf Club will immediately follow Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Jude's Children Hospital.
Blain Leon Larson was born Sept. 20, 1953, in Yankton, South Dakota, to Virgil and Denelda Bruns Larson. He enjoyed life on the farm at Verdigre, belonging to 4-H, enjoying his animal projects and attending Sparta Country school. The family moved to Plattsmouth when Blain entered ninth grade and he enjoyed his high school years there forming new friendships, several of which lasted the rest of his life, graduating in 1971. Blain entered UNL in the fall of 1971, then graduated from UNMC in 1977 with his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy.
Blain was united in marriage to Patricia Nolles in 1976 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bassett. They were proud parents of Amber Leigh in 1978, Trent Michael in 1980 (December 1980) and Matthew Blain in 1982. Blain and Pat purchased Christensen Drug, later Larson Pharmacy, in 1986 and the family lived in Hebron for many years.
They divorced in 2001 and, in 2004, Blain moved to Schuyler and later purchased Schuyler Pharmacy. He continued to love the outdoors enjoying gardening and spending time at Lake Socorro.
He was preceded in death by his son, Trent Michael; father, Virgil Larson; and grandparents, Conrad and Anna Larson and Anton and Marie Bruns.
He is survived by his daughter, Amber (Jason) Fixemer, and son, Matthew (Brandi) Larson, all of Kearney; mother, Denelda Larson of Norfolk; sisters, Dixie (Gene) Debolt of Newport and Dawn (Warren) Dorsey of Ainsworth; brother, Brian (Lucia) Larson of Rose Valley, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, Beckett and Sloane Fixemer and Keller and Ellie Larson; special friend, Cindy Svoboda of Schuyler; uncle and aunt, Keith and Denise Wortman of Creighton; and nieces and nephews.
Kracl Funeral Chapel of Schuyler is in charge of these arrangements.