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“Was shocked and saddened to hear of Larry's passing. Larry was always smiling and kind to everyone he encountered. Condolences to the Stessman...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Kris Lacey - Omaha, NE

“Larry was a real good friend of mine. Not just a friend but was like family.. Ive known him 17yrs while working at party place... He was a loving,...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Dora Olivarez - Corpus Christi, TX

“You will never be forgotten my friend. RIP Larry, my prayers are with the Stessman Family. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Randy Hunter - Lutz, FL

“Rest in peace my friend and know that you will never be forgotten but at the mention of your name will always be remembered...as I keep your Family...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Sonia Arriola - Corpus Christi, TX

“The Stessman's were great neighbors. Had a crush on Larry when I was a little girl. Always had a smile. My condolences to the family. Know he...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Mary C Houston - Green Valley, AZ

“Saw Larry when he was home when Jack passed. I'm glad I got to visit with him.Sorry I can not be there for the funeral, but know you are all in my...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Pam Ungrad - Neola, IA

“So sorry to hear this was in class of 73 dunlap, prayers haven't seen some 73 sounds like he had a great life ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jerry Fallmer - Holstein, IA

“Kate and family, condolences to you all. Prayers. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Peg Allen - buda, TX - Friend

“Kathy, Bill, Jerry, Bob, Susan, Katy, Joe and families. I am so sorry to hear about Larry's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Byron Hartwig - Battle Creek, IA

“I was so sorry to hear this. I have not seen Larry in years but knew if I saw him again we could have a nice talk. Never knew anybody that didn't...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Terry Frazier - Omaha, NE


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Larry Joseph Stessman was born on January 25, 1955, to Joseph "Jack" and Kathryn (Feser) Stessman at the hospital on base in Fort Benning, Georgia. He attended St. Joseph's Catholic School in Earling for eight years and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1973. After high school he worked numerous jobs before taking a position with Ardan's in Beaumont, Texas. He eventually moved to Laredo, Texas where he met a co-worker, Sharon Ann Coleman. They were married on March 10, 1984, in Laredo. This union brought forth one child, Sean Joseph, on October 9, 1985. Larry then took a new position at Walmart as a store manager until 1993. He left Walmart to invest in private business ventures in Corpus Christi, Texas, until the time of his death.

Larry suffered a severe heart attack and stroke on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. After a short stay at a hospital in Corpus Christi, the illness was too great to overcome and he was called to God on Father's Day, June 17, 2018. Larry was 63 years, four months and 23 days.

Larry is preceded in death by his father, Jack Stessman. Larry is survived by his son, Sean Stessman Roberts and his wife Claire of Portland, Maine; two granddaughters, Lily Grace and Isla Yoshie; mother, Kathryn Stessman of Dunlap, Iowa; six siblings, Bill (Trish Jepsen) Stessman of Earling, Iowa, Jerry Stessman of Sanborn, Iowa, Bob Stessman and his wife Lois of Manning, Iowa, Susan Chappell and her husband Marc of Omaha, Nebraska, Kate Kuhlman and her husband Keith of Oto, Iowa and Joe and his wife Jane Stessman of Omaha, Nebraska; and many other friends and relatives.