Larry Wing

Larry Gene Wing, age 82, of Boelus, departed this world August 30, 2020, at CHI St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, September 5, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grand Island with Father Martin Egging celebrating. Memorials are suggested to the family. Apfel Funeral Home is caring for the family. Online condolences may be directed to

Larry was born April 24, 1938, in Litchfield to Lumen and Lydia (Bauer) Wing. He grew up in Pleasanton. In 1955, Larry graduated and attended Kearney State College. He entered the United States Air Force serving from 1956 to 1962.

He was united in marriage first to Joyce Billington on April 1, 1957, in Grand Island. After which the couple were married 55 years until Joyce passed away on August 15, 2012. Larry married Barbara Zwald on September 20, 2013, in St. Paul. They resided in both Nebraska and Texas.

Larry had a passion for the land, and always enjoyed traveling, the Huskers, and his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Wing; children, Pamela (James) Kelly, Michael (Penny) Wing, Mark (Mindi) Wing, and Sondra (Carey) Thompson; grandchildren, Jeremy (Autumn) Wing, Chelsea (Rod) Chase, Shannon Wing, Kristyn Kelly, Amber Thompson, Alyssha (Russell) Weeks, Daniel Schenck, Brandon Paine, Colton (Kelly) Thompson, Kali Wing, Kenzi Wing, and Kyli Wing; 13 greatgrandchildren; step-children, Mike (Kathy) Sharp, Paul (Kathy) Sharp, and Jeff Sharp; eight step-grandchildren; and a sister, June (Warren) Burchell.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce; his parents, Lumen and Lydia; and two sisters, Gladys Oliver and Ruth McEntee.

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