Funeral services for Shad Larson, age 87, of Niobrara, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Niobrara Presbyterian Church in Niobrara. Reverend Martha Atkins will officiate, with burial at a later date.
Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4834, American Legion Post 224, and Army National Guard Honor Guard.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Niobrara.
Shad died Friday, May 24, 2019, at Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Paul “Shad” Larson, son of Anvil and Katherine (Dredge) Larson, was born November 17, 1931, in Osmond, Nebraska. Shad attended Creighton High School and served in the United States Army during the Korean War, serving his country for a total of six years. On November 4, 1959, Shad was united in marriage to Sharon Danaher at Yankton, South Dakota. They were the parents of three children, Perry, Tyon, and Felicia.
Shad lived in the Creighton, Verdigre, and Niobrara areas throughout his lifetime. He was a barber in Creighton, municipal chemical salesman, worked in construction, and was a clubhouse manager at Niobrara golf course. Shad was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and Lion’s Club. He served as Commander of the VFW and served on the Creighton City Council. Shad was an active member of the community. He was an announcer for local rodeos, parades and football games. He enjoyed umpiring baseball games and kept current in all Husker sports.
Shad is survived by his children, Perry, Tyon, and Felicia; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anvil and Katherine (Dredge) Larson; wife, Sharon Danaher; a grandson, Bryce Hekrdle; eleven brothers; and two sisters.