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Larry Means

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Larry Eugene Means age 68, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, TX due to complications from a Traumatic Brain injury sustained in 2003. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2022, at Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in Fredericksburg with Rev. Scott Smith officiating. For those unable to attend in person please join the family via Livestream at the link below. https://foveo.stream/hugeback-johnson/larry-means Interment will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg with Jeff Means, Pat Neuroth, Steve Plamann, Steve Carolan, Carey Rebstock, and Dick Schultz serving as pallbearers. Friends may greet the family from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 2022, at the funeral home in Fredericksburg prior to the service. Larry was born on March 31, 1954, in New Hampton, IA, the son of Warren and Faythe (Benner) Means. He was the second oldest of six children. He was a 1972 graduate of Fredericksburg High School in Fredericksburg, IA. Larry continued his education at Northeast Iowa Community College in Mason City, IA, earning a degree in Applied Science (Agricultural Business). Larry began his career at the Big Bear Store in Boone, IA. He was later promoted to manager of the Big Bear Store in Chariton, IA, and a year later he was given the opportunity to return to Northeast Iowa to manage the Big Bear Store in Decorah, IA. While living in Decorah, Larry met and married Paula Kubik in 1983 (Div 1994). Together, they had three children, Shaun, Chantell, and Brandon. In September 1986, Larry was offered the manager’s position with Tractor Supply Company organization, becoming the district manager for varying territories that covered Minnesota, South Dakota, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Orlando, FL area (to name a few). As the Texas market for TSC started to develop, Larry was promoted to Regional Manager. He relocated several times with TSC eventually making his home in Bastrop, TX, a quiet, charming city with lots of southern hospitality. Sadly, as he was reaching new heights in the career he loved, he suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). As a survivor of this brain injury, Larry required intensive rehabilitation which was provided through the Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute at Tideway, Galveston, TX. Larry is survived by his three children, Shaun, Chantell, and Brandon; four grandchildren, Wyatt, Jace, Alexus, and Johnathan; father, Warren Means of Fredericksburg, IA; five siblings, Trish (Pat) Neuroth, Rhonda (Steve) Plamann, Sherri (Steve) Carolan, Jeff Means, Carolyn (Carey) Rebstock; aunt, Thelma Allen; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Faythe J. Means (nee, Benner); paternal grandparents, Charles W. and Aletha L. Means (nee, Fry); maternal grandparents, A. Elam and Lucille M. Benner (nee, Hartford).

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  1. I had the pleasure of working with Larry at Tractor Supply. He was a really great part of the TSC leadership team, a wealth of knowledge and just a really nice and passionate individual. I’ll always remember our business trips together and the many wonderful stories we had.

    While I will miss Larry, I know he’s at peace and will cherish the memories of him. Thanks Carolyn for being such a loving sister and keeping us updated on Larry.

    Prayers for Larry’s kids and his family.

  2. Carolyn, I’m so saddened to hear Larry passed. My goodness, he loved you. I was thinking of the good times and laughs we had during your visits. I loved hearing all the stories you shared of Larry before his injury. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time. I’ll never forget his contagious smile. Your brother will always be in my heart.
    Lorrie Schouest

  3. Carolyn, I was so sorry to hear Larry passed, I know how special you were to one another. I wish you peace and comfort, prayers to you and all the family

  4. That was a beautiful Service for Larry. I am so sorry again for the loss of Larry. The Pastor was so right in saying that he is free from all restrictions now and was greeted with open arms from his Mother. I wish I could of been there for you Rhonda, but know I have you all in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Love and Hugs, Judi

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