In loving memory of

Larry Justice
January 11, 1939 - December 2, 2022

Larry Gene, son of Kenneth and Katherine (Krogh) Justice, was born January 11, 1939, at Defiance, Iowa. At the age of two, he moved with his family to the present family farm east of Manilla. He attended country school for five years before going to school in Manilla where he graduated in 1957. Larry then served in the U.S. Navy as a boiler tender from 1958 to 1962.

On Dec. 30, 1960, Larry was united in marriage with Lillian M. Gunnlaugsson in Manilla. Larry farmed with his father until his death in 1972. He then operated the farm with his mother, until her passing in 1989 when Larry purchased the farm. Larry never really retired. In 2006, he turned over the operation to Denise with the help of Kenny. During his working years, Larry also worked with Gruhn Hybrid, Frank Boeck, Russ McMahon and as a meat inspector. Since 1997, he worked for the Aspinwall Coop as much as he could. For 15 years during their retirement, Larry and Lillian spent their winters in Arizona.

Larry was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3517 in Manning, American Legion Post 132 in Manilla, Manilla Rough Riders Saddle Club and the Midwest Old Iron Club. Throughout the years, Larry enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping, and spending time with his kids and grandkids. He was a fan of all Iowa Hawkeyes teams. Larry followed the local car races, especially the Webb, Rohe and Monson teams, and his grandson Justin in Figure 8. International Harvester was his preferred tractor, and he enjoyed participating in the many local tractor rides, as well as driving his '57 Chevy in parades.

On Friday, December 2, 2022, Larry passed away at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 83 years, 10 months and 22 days.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; son James Justice; great-grandson Owen Lingle; son-in-law Lyle "Critter" Christensen; sister Alta (Merlin) Nulle; brother-in-law Maynard Gunnlaugsson; future son-in-law Maverick Benton; nephew Kevin Nulle; and by Lillian's parents.

Larry is survived by his wife Lillian Justice of Manilla; three children: Kenneth Justice, Denise Christensen and Christina Justice, all of Manilla; 7 grandchildren: Doug (Sarah) Ridgely; Stephanie (Justin) Ahrenholtz; Jessica (Alisa) Lingle; Katie Lingle; Rebecca Lingle and fiancé Dylan; Caydence Justice; and James Lingle; 8 great-grandchildren: Emiry, Elli, Erikah, Everest, Weston, Wade, Austin and Winry; other relatives and many friends.

In Loving Memory Of Larry G. Justice

Graveside Service Saturday, December 10, 2022 ~ 2:00 P.M.
Nishnabotna Cemetery, Manilla, Iowa

Officiating Lori Shannon, Pastor, United Church of Manilla, Manilla, Iowa

Casket Bearers are Kenny Rohe, Jesse Webb, Ryan Webb, Derrick Rohe, Mike Miller, Pat Miller. Al Ehlers and Bill Ranniger

Honorary Casket Bearers are Larry's Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Employees of the Aspinwall Coop

Military Honors by U.S. Navy Honor Guard and American Legion Post 132, Manilla, Iowa


Jeanette Grimm Miller and husband Lyell wrote on Dec 9, 2022:

"So sorry we lost a really good guy. Our prayers are with Denice and families"

Jerry Perales wrote on Dec 9, 2022:

"Fair winds and following seas, Shipmate! We have the watch!"

Kate McClelland wrote on Dec 5, 2022:

"RIP Larry you will be forever be in my heart. I will cherish the fond memories of you and your family. We had so many good times. Love you always! "

Lois James wrote on Dec 4, 2022:

"Condolences to you and all the family. You have all been in my prayers since Nedra told me about his accident. Love, Lois"

Beth Huebner wrote on Dec 4, 2022:

"Tom and I are so sorry for your loss."

Cory Van Sloten wrote on Dec 3, 2022:

"Justice family, please accept my sincere condolences regarding Larry's death and my sincere appreciation for his honorable and faithful service to our nation. Cory Van Sloten, Support Coordinator, Army Survivor Outreach Services in Western Iowa - Chaplain (Major), 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard"