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Larry Gill, 76 - June 22, 2016

Larry Clark Gill, 76, of Gothenburg passed away unexpectedly after an accidental injury on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, surrounded by family members.
Memorial services were conducted at the American Lutheran Church on Tuesday, June 28, with the Revs. David Boyd and Jill Boyd officiating.
Gill was born at Cozad to Ted Gill and Alice Rena (Thayer) Gill on May 31, 1940. He attended high school at Cozad.
On Aug. 21, 1966, he was united in marriage to Janice Williams.
He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1969 with a degree in agricultural economics.
Gill and his wife moved to Gothenburg that same year where he began working at the “96” Ranch owned by his father-in-law Robert M. Williams. He began managing the ranch upon Williams’ passing in 1973, and maintained that position until his death.
He was a dedicated member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gothenburg and served as an Elder, treasurer and member of the choir.
Gill was deeply involved with his community, serving most recently on the board of the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital, and had served on the board of the Thirty Mile Canal and Six Mile Ditch, the local board of education, and on the board of directors of the Gothenburg State Bank.
Everyone who worked with him appreciated his fierce dedication and steadfastness, and all who knew him valued his kindness, generosity, humor and genuine interest in those around him, according to family members.
?He devoted his life to his faith, family, friends and community, family members stated. His proudest roles were as husband, father and grandfather. Nothing made him happier than being with his grandchildren, taking them to Cornhusker football games, working with them at the ranch, and dutifully attending all their various activities.
Gill was preceded in death by: his parents, Ted Gill and Alice Rena (Thayer) Gill; mother-in-law, Janice (Lacey, Williams) Buddenburg; father-in-law, Robert Williams; brothers-in-law—Dean Baalhorn and Robert Williams Jr.; a grandson, Drew Michael Kennicutt.
Survivors include: his wife, Janice; his son, Ben Gill of Oakland, CA; his daughters—Claudine (Jamey) of Gothenburg and Sally (Jeffrey) Guthmiller of Omaha; five grandchildren—Jocelyn, Natalie and Marley Kennicutt and Callan and Cella Guthmiller; a sister, Lois (Gill) Baalhorn of Gothenburg; brother-in-law, Matt (Susan) Williams of Gothenburg; an aunt, Betty Thayer of Manhattan Beach, CA; nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church of Gothenburg and the Gothenburg Health Hospital Foundation.