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Larry Vitosh

Passed away: June 25, 2011
Funeral Home: Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel

January 28, 1946 - June 25, 2011

Larry L. Vitosh, 65 years of age, of Odell, NE. passed away from injuries he sustained in a car accident northwest of Odell Saturday morning, June 25, 2011. He was born on January 28, 1946 at Odell to Joseph and Rose (Bures) Vitosh and lived in the Odell area most of his life. Larry was a 1964 graduate of Odell High School and attended Fairbury Junior College in Fairbury, NE. He served his country in the United States Army by serving in Korea during the Vietnam War. Larry and Bernice Rosenthal were married on August 29, 1975. He was a member of the Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Odell; Armstrong-Wasserman Post #231, American Legion in Odell and was serving as the Secretary. Larry enjoyed raccoon and deer hunting, shooting pool, coaching his daughters teams, bowling, and playing cards.

Survivors include his wife Bernice; 3 daughters, Shelley Eisele and husband Dietrich of Odell, Rebecca Holstedt and husband Joseph of Fountain, CO., and Sarah Vitosh of Ames, Iowa; 2 granddaughters, Alayna Holstedt and Sophia Eisele; 4 brothers, Walt Vitosh and wife Bev of Beatrice, Arnie Vitosh and wife Judy, Melvin Vitosh and wife Lylah, and twin brother Gary Vitosh, all of Odell; 2 sisters, Lorraine Bates of Beatrice and Maxine Marshall and husband John of Castle Rock, CO., sister in law, Carolyn Vitosh of Odell; and many nieces and nephews. Larry was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Rose (Bures) Vitosh; son Robert Vitosh; brother LeRoy Vitosh; and brother in law Lou Bates.

A memorial has been established to the family's choice with Kris Riggert in charge.

Interment will be in the Odell Czech Cemetery. Military graveside services will be provided by the Armstrong-Wasserman Post #231, Odell, Anderson Post #25, Wymore, and the Nebraska Army National Guard, Lincoln.

The body will lie in state Tuesday from 10:30-9:00 at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice with the family greeting friends from 7-8:00, and at the church one hour preceding the service on Wednesday. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. Wednesday at the church.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at the Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Odell with Reverend Mark Williamson officiating.