Larry Mandery, 71, of Falls City, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Falls City. He was born Oct. 3, 1943 at Omaha to the late Henry and Elsie (Ottaman) Mandery.

Mr. Mandery was raised in Tecumseh, and attended school there. Following school he joined the US Army, worked on the family farm, and then began driving a truck. He married Helen Hayes on Aug. 13, 1969 in Blair; when married, the couple made their home in Omaha and he drove a truck for Anderson Construction. They moved to Falls City in 1975, as he drove a truck for many people over the road until 1991, when he began driving for Mickelberry Hams, R&R Express and also for Richard Rowland until his health failed.

He was a member of the United Commercial Food Workers Union.

Larry is survived by his wife, Helen, of Falls City; daughters, Sonya (Don) Hoppe, of Falls City, and Cindy (Ed) Molt, of Fairview, KS; brothers, Richard Mandery, of Missouri Valley, IA, and Willis Mandery, of Arizona; five granddaughters, Brooke (Andy) Dean and Alisha Hoppe, both of Falls City, Savanna Soden, of Hiawatha, KS, and Molly and Maggie Molt, both of Fairview; three great-grandsons, Treyden Hoppe, Gavin and Owen Dean.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The body of Mr. Mandery has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Dorr & Clark Funeral Home. No viewing or visitation.

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