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Larry Sweet

Larry Sweet, age 67, of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Mary Lanning Medical Center in Hastings.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 4th at the Pleasant View Bible Church. Rev. Bob Gannon will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. Monday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Larry Dean Sweet, the son of Heusted and Evelyn (Jackson) Sweet, was born in Clay County Hospital in Clay Center, Kansas on December 19, 1952 and passed away in Hastings, Nebraska on January 30, 2020, at the age of 67.

Larry grew up in Clifton, Kansas and graduated from Clifton High School in 1972. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving as a machinist mate (the ones who run the motor on the ship). During his time served he was able to see New York, New Jersey, Spain, Charleston, SC, the Bahamas and Kenya, Africa. He was honorably discharged on May 30, 1975.

On January 22, 1976, Larry married Debbie Wengler at St. John's Lutheran Church at Kronborg. They had one son, Robert. Larry started working in the floor tile department at Bonnavilla Homes on June 19, 1975 and retired on February 3, 2016. Debbie passed away on September 8, 2019.

Larry was a Husker fan. He liked fishing, camping and hunting. His favorite TV shows were country westerns and MASH. Larry loved spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife and brother, Frank Sweet.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Robert (Megan) Sweet of Aurora; 3 granddaughters, Caryn, Hailee and Elizabeth; brother, Roy (Kathy) Sweet of Clay Center, Kansas; 4 sisters, Lois (Gerald) Guimond of Aurora, Mary Ann (Gerald) Hedberg of Clifton, Kansas, Irene (John) Begnoche of Clyde, Kansas and Linda Lyon of Clifton, Kansas and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

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