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Larry Dean Bunz

January 28, 1964 — June 3, 2019

Larry Dean Bunz was born to William and Janice (Nissen) Bunz on January 28, 1964 in Waterloo, Iowa. He attended school and graduated from Hudson High School. After high school, Larry attended Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo where he studied welding.

Larry married Cynthia Brown and while they would later divorce, they welcomed a daughter, Ashley Bunz and a son, Christopher Bunz. The family made a home in Dysart, Iowa where Larry was employed at Luze Manufacturing, for the City of Dysart and at Municipal Pipe and Tool Inc. In his younger years, Larry enjoyed boating and water skiing with his brother, Brian. Larry made his final home in Benkelman, Nebraska where he enjoyed time spent camping, bartering and woodworking.

Larry passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at his home in Benkelman. He was 55 years of age.

He was preceded in death by his parents; maternal grandparents, Harry and Viola Nissen and paternal grandparents, Jerry and Hilda Bunz.

Survivors include:
Daughter, Ashley Bunz (Michael Kersten) of Dysart, Iowa
Son, Christopher Bunz (Amy Kavalier) of Dysart, Iowa
Grandchildren: Chayne, Devon, Addison, Finleigh and Paisley
Brother, Kenny (Gail) Bunz of Hudson, Iowa
Brother, Brian (Christine) Bunz of Reinbeck, Iowa
Brother, Chad (Holli) Bunz of Fort Mills, South Carolina
Brother, Dennis (Joyce) Bunz of Denver, Colorado
Brother, Dan (Liz) Bunz of Loomis, California
Brother, Ben (Tracy) Bunz of Riverside, California
Very special friend, Martha Winkelpleck of Benkelman, Nebraska
And many nieces and nephews

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Iowa.

No viewing; cremation was chosen.

A memorial has been established in Larry’s memory.

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