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Larry Stessman

January 25, 1955 — June 17, 2018

Corpus Christi, Texas

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.

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