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Larry D. Blixt

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Celebration of life services for Larry D. Blixt, who passed away November 27, 2020, will be held July 18, 2021.

He was born April 26, 1938 in Arnold, Nebraska and passed away on November 27, 2020. His parents, Manfred and Ildie (Wheeler) Blixt had seven children of which Larry was the oldest.

He attended Hazel Dell Grade School and graduated from Logan County High School in 1956. In 1958 he moved to Chapman, Kansas to work on Interstate 70. He also worked on the Milford Dam Project and the Atlas Missile Bases.

On March 25, 1960 Larry married Judy (Acker). Judy and Larry remained in the Chapman, Kansas area where they raised their three daughters.

In the early 1960’s he was a co-owner of the Gary and Larry Welding and Repair business with his life-long friend Gary Oesterhaus. However, Larry always had the ambition to own his own excavating and construction business. Larry began purchasing some equipment and did numerous terraces, ponds, and other similar projects with Gary. This business later evolved into Blixt Construction.

In the early 1970’s Larry and his siblings (Leroy, Lyle, Lennie and Lydia) developed the Indian Hill Addition. He also worked on the Oak Hill and other housing additions in and around the Chapman area. In the mid-1990’s Larry and his wife Judy started the Construction and Demolition (“C&D”) Landfill. In 2005, they began development of the Irish Acres subdivision.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Leon Blixt and sister Lila Kitch. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judy, his three daughters, Cynthia, Lisa and Tamra, his grandchildren, Claudia Collin and Joey, his great-grandchildren Julia, Ivie and Brody as well as four of his siblings, Leroy, Lyle, Lennie and Lydia Blixt.