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Larry Joseph Sudbeck

Bern, Kansas

08/04/1944 - 01/05/2020

Larry J. Sudbeck, 75, of Bern, Kansas, died on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Larry was born on August 4, 1944 to Ignatius “Nate” F. and Odelia E. Broxterman Sudbeck in Axtell. He attended St. Mary’s Grade School and graduated from St. Benedict High School with the class of 1962.

Larry married RoseMary Ronnebaum on November 17, 1979 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Corning. The couple lived north of Seneca and raised four children.

Larry was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in St. Benedict. Larry loved farming, his crops and livestock were very important to him and gave him joy throughout his life. When not farming, he enjoyed a good card game, polka and 50’s music, working with horses and restoring his Father’s tractor. No matter how busy the farm kept him; he always took time for his grandchildren, they were his pride and joy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nate on October 17, 1992 and Odelia on May 4, 2013; and a grandchild, Jordan Sudbeck on February 14, 2013.

Larry is survived by his wife of 40 years, RoseMary; children, Matt (Kim) Sudbeck of Bern, Christina (Josey) McFarlane of Osage City, Mark (Kristina) Sudbeck of Bern, and Kevin Sudbeck of Bern; siblings, Anita (Linus) Haverkamp of Wetmore, Marlene (Ferdinand) Deters of Seneca, Judy (Larry) Macke of Seneca, Carol Steinlage of Centralia, Linda (John) Heinen of Springhill, Eldon (Theresa) Sudbeck of Seneca and Joyce (Ron) Burdiek of Wetmore; and nine grandchildren, McKenna, Madison, Morgan, Moxie, Elijah, Zackery, Miles, Leo and Jameson.

Memorials are for Larry are to be designated at a later date.


Rosaries will be prayed at 2 and 7 P.M. Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca.


Funeral Mass

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 AM Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at St. Mary’s Church in St. Benedict.

Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Church Cemetery.

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  1. Charles and Patty Atchison on January 5, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Deepest sympathy to the family

  2. Connie (Huninghake) Woodard on January 5, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  3. Karen Mensen on January 5, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Rosemary and family, so sorry to hear the news of Larry’s passing. Keeping you all in our prayers. Sending Love from Iowa. Dave & Karen (Ronnebaum) Mensen

  4. Karen and Gary Bradley on January 6, 2020 at 7:43 am

    Our deepest sympathy Rosemary and families on your loss. Praying God will give you strength and peace for the days ahead.

  5. Kyle and Audrey Clem on January 6, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Our deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. May the perpetual light of God shine on him and may his soul rest in peace.

  6. Mischelle Ctagg & Dillong Cragg on January 6, 2020 at 8:44 am

    Kevin and Family – We are so sorry for your loss. Praying that God will give you and your family strength and peace.

  7. Dan & Sharon Haverkamp on January 6, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Sympathies for your family.

  8. Larry and Diane Hasenkamp on January 6, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    So sorry for your loss our prayers are with all of you!! You have our deepest sympathy!!

  9. Jayne Winkler Harvey on January 6, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!!! Jayne Winkler Harvey

  10. Barbara M. Deters on January 7, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Rosemary and Family, I send you my deepest sympathy and prayers. God comfort you in your grief. Barbara Deters

  11. Rosemary Spangler on January 8, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to Larry’s siblings and his family and wife Rosemary.

  12. RoseMary sudbeck on January 11, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Thank you to each and every one of you for your prayers. Larry will be greatly missed by all of us.

    RoseMary and families

  13. Jerry and Karen Nordhus on January 17, 2020 at 9:55 am

    So sorry for your loss – May your memories bring you peace and comfort!

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