Broken Bow, NE- Larry “Tuffy” Winberg age 75 of Broken Bow died July 1, 2017 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday July 6, 2017 at 10:30 AM at the One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow. Burial will be in the Custer Center Cemetery west of Broken Bow. A visitation will be held on Wednesday July 5, 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the family greeting friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Govier Brothers. Memorials are suggested to the Custer County Fairgrounds or the Nebraska High School Rodeo or to the family.
Larry L. Winberg was born June 18, 1942, to Russell and Marcella Winberg on a ranch on the Double S, which is on the Dismal river outside of Dunning, NE. He had two older siblings, Dorothy and Ron at the time of his birth. He would later have two younger siblings Bob and Pat. Larry attended elementary and high school in Dunning, NE. After graduation from high school he enlisted in the Coast Guard, where he served for the next several years. He married the love of his life, June Ferguson, in May of 1965. The couple moved to Leavenworth, KS where he was stationed. In June of 1967, they had a son and named him Travis. Larry moved his small family to Lincoln, NE where he would attend Barber school and then later to Grand Island, NE where he began his career as a Barber. In 1970 Larry and June had a daughter and named her Tricia. Later that year an opportunity to buy his own Barber shop in Broken Bow, NE came to be a reality and the family moved onto 4 acres north of Broken Bow. The family remained on this four acres of land later purchasing the surrounding 290 acres. Larry built a career as a Barber for Broken Bow and surrounding communities. He became very involved in many organizations and clubs throughout his time in Broken Bow. Some of the organizations Larry was involved in included the One Box Pheasant Hunt, Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, Chamber of Commerce, Custer County Fair Bar-b-que, Elks Club, Lads and Lassies and the high school Rodeo. He became an active member in the community and made a lot of friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Winberg, his mother Marcella Winberg and his wife June Winberg.
Descendants include, his son Travis Winberg of Hazard, NE and his wife Janel, daughter, Tricia Trumbley of Lincoln and her husband Scott. Grandchildren, Aaron Winberg of Lincoln, NE, Michael Winberg of Omaha, NE, Jesse Winberg of Hazard, Lexi Trumbley of Lincoln and Jaryd Trumbley of Lincoln.