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     Larry Dean Mitzner, age 66, of Lamar, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at his home.

     Larry was born July 26, 1948 at Fort Scott, Kansas, the youngest of the ten children of John and Pearl (Martin) Mitzner.  He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Bobby Joe Mitzner; a brother, Johnny Lee Mitzner; and a sister, Pat Ballou.

     On June 20, 1968 Larry became a U.S. Marine, serving in Vietnam where he was wounded and awarded a Purple Heart.  Though he lost a leg in the war, Larry never considered himself disabled and had worked as a self-employed tuck-pointer and installed flooring and wall tile.  An outdoorsman, Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing and time spent with his dogs.  He read the Joplin Globe from cover to cover daily and was a wrestling and football fan.

     On April 6, 1992, at Hiattville, Kansas, Larry married Sandra Kay Ewing and she survives.  Also surviving are four children from a previous marriage, Kevin Lee, Billy Jo, Crystal Suzanna, and Jamie Lee; five brothers, Jerry (Joy) Mitzner, Mindenmines, David (Geneva) Mitzner, Fontana, Kansas; Steve Mitzner, Armania, Columbia, Bill (Mary Beth) Mitzner, Osawatomie, Kansas, and Fred (Irma Lea) Mitzner, Fort Scott; and two sisters, Martha Jane Petrie, Bronson, Kansas, and Anna Darlene Woods of Fort Scott.

     The family will receive friends at 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 27th at Daniel Funeral Home.  Full military honors will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Fort Scott National Cemetery at a later date.


#5 Gene. Ellie and girls. 2014-09-27 11:50
We are so sorry Sandy.
Yourself and Larry showed us nothing but kindness and love. Will never forget the little pink money bank lion Larry gave Serenity when she was born. Full of coins, and from one Leo to another.
Larry you will be missed, you were a kind generous loving man
RIP our friend
#4 Olathe, KansasKathy and Mac McLean 2014-09-26 22:20
Sandy, Our condolances to you! Larry always holds special place in Mac and I hearts. Sandy you and Larry always been part of our family gatherings over years, camping at Stockton Lake. Larry and Mac could talk about time served in Vietnam. Mac and I loved Uncle Larry! We are here for you always! God has plan for us all. My prayers and thoughts are with you always! You need anything we are here for you. Thank you for loving Uncle Larry and he loved you dearly! God blessed us all time spent with Larry and you!
#3 John Wilson 2014-09-26 12:48
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
My Uncle Larry and I shared alot of fond
memories over the years:-) You were the only one that could take and lead him into the life that he so well deserved, for this my hat is off to you, girl! May God Bless and Keep You Forever....With all my Love,

John David
#2 Bronson KSDiana Endicott 2014-09-25 10:40
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
The happy memories you had with Larry over the 22 years together will see you through this time.

Larry served his family and country with the highest of honor. Larry will be missed greatly by his family.
#1 Parsons, KSLinda Wilson Wells 2014-09-25 02:51
Sandy, I am so sorry to hear the loss of Larry your husband and our beloved Uncle Larry. And this is the testimony; that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who was the Son has life. 1 John 5:11-12a.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Linda Wilson Wells

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