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Lawrence “Larry” Eugene Rziha 1949 - 2019
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Lawrence “Larry” Eugene Rziha 1949 - 2019

Lawrence “Larry” Eugene Rziha passed away Oct. 19, 2019, at Via Christi St. Francis, Wichita. He was born Aug. 4, 1949, at Great Bend, Kan., the son of Frank and Gertrude (Schneweis) Rziha. He was united in marriage to Debra (Burton) Unrein on May 7, 1976, at Great Bend, Kan. They later divorced. He then married Brenda Locker on June 2, 1997 in Eureka Springs, Ark. They later divorced.  

A Barton county resident for life, currently residing in Great Bend, Larry attended Odin schools and was a 1967 graduate of Odin High School. He was a refrigeration maintenance technician for Tyson. He was a Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He loved gardening and tinkering with things. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.  

Survivors include, one son, Samuel Rziha and wife Chelsey of Wichita; three daughters, Valerie Ruiz and husband John of Great Bend, Lorie Weston and husband Vince of Olathe, and Candance Seely of Bartow, Fla.; four brothers, Leonard Rziha and wife Joan of Hoisington, Jim Rziha and wife Jolene of Great Bend, Gerald Rziha and wife Jeanne of Tampa, and Robert Rziha and wife Nancy of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three sisters, Bernice Kaiser and husband Marvin of Hays, Mary Anne Hammerschmidt and husband Ron of Topeka, and Cecilia Schreiber and husband Gary of Osborne; and eight grandchildren, Derrick Rziha and wife Molly, Dakota Seely, Jordan Vsetecka, Shaylee Ruiz, Adelaide Weston, Madelyn Weston, Kyle Rziha and Nicole Rziha. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Raymond Rziha; a sister, Carolyn Rziha; and a son-in-law, Troy Seely. 

Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 at Bryant Funeral Home, with family receiving friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Bryant Funeral Home, with Father Don Bedore presiding and Military Rites conducted by the McConnell Air Force Base. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Great Bend Fire Department, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS  67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 22, 2019

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The new flag is a reproduction of the American banner from 1865, and therefore includes Kansas star from 1861, as well as two more for states that were added during the war. - photo by Chuck Smith