Larry Irvine (83) passed away after a brave battle with an aggressive form of leukemia surrounded by his children and love on May 27th.
Survivors include: Karen, Brad (Jennifer), Mark (Ginny), 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, brother Darold, sister LaJean; many nieces and nephews as well as many dear friends
Larry was born in Farwell, NE as the second son to Ora and Ron Irvine. His youth was spent in Grand Island and Larry was active in baseball and basketball through high school. Larry graduated from Grand Island Senior High in 1956, attended Kearney State, and then graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor’s in Architecture. In 1959 Larry married Ann Milne and they began a family in Milford.
His career path included time as a draftsman at Davis & Wilson and Yost Bros. (Milford), and then Hub Hall as a new construction manager. In 1972 he launched Irvine Enterprises and embarked on a 50-year career as a custom home builder.
Larry was a role model to his kids and grandkids with his strong work ethic, integrity, loyalty, generosity, love of sports, and the pride he took in all their accomplishments. Larry was a 60-year season ticket holder for Nebraska football and basketball, loved March Madness, and trips to Vegas. His greatest passion was golf. He was a prolific golfer, steadfast competitor, and always up for a match. He shared much of these pleasures and his character with long-time friends.
He placed 4th in State Match Play, qualified 3 times for the Senior Amateur Open, qualified for the British Senior Amateur Open, and won multiple club championships at Hillcrest and Firethorn. However, some of his favorite times on the course were sharing stories and laughter with his friends!
His last round of golf in October included his 5th hole-in one!
Services will be held at Firethorn Golf Club (9301 Firethorn Ln), Saturday, June 11th at 1:00 p.m. Golf attire encouraged. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to PGA Reach Nebraska “positively impacting lives through the game of golf.”
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