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LAWRENCE GENE KUSE


1934 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
LAWRENCE GENE KUSE Obituary
The rock of our family, Lawrence Gene Kuse, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, died Feb. 19, 2014, at home with his loved ones. He was 79. Larry was a twin, born July 19, 1934, in St. Louis, Mo., with his brother, Bernie, to Virgie Pearl Clukies and Bernard Kuse. Larry's father died when Larry was a toddler, and he spent most of his childhood in Merriam, Kan., after his mother married Joe Reynolds, who had three children. He graduated from Shawnee Mission Rural High School, and went to work for the family business, Overland Park Glass Company, in 1949, where he worked for 47 years until his retirement in 1996. He lived most of his adult life in Overland Park. Larry's passion was shooting. In 1961, he began shooting competitive bench rest and later set two world records: the first in 1981 for Heavy Varmint 200 Yard Aggregate; and in 2012 he set the current 100 yard Aggregate Varmint for score record. He was an active member of Mill Creek Rifle Club, serving as treasurer and in other offices, and was appointed director- emeritus for life. He also was a member of the National Bench Rest Shooters Association and National Rifle Association. Among those who will miss Larry deeply are his devoted wife, Ruth, whom he married in 1992; children, Cindy, Mark, Larry Jr., Robbin and Stephen; his step- children, Steve Wiseman, Sheila Stevenson, Eric Wiseman, Kenny Wiseman and Donna Wiseman; his 38 grandchildren and great grandchildren; twin brother, Bernie; and dozens of dear friends. A daughter, Lynda, and his parents are predeceased. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Maple Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery, 3300 Shawnee Dr., KCK, with service immediately following. Memorial donations may be made to the Catholic Community Hospice, 9740 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS 66212; or to the Humane Society Of Greater Kansas City. Larry's full obituary may be found at www.maplehillfuneralhome.com Maple Hill Funeral Home Cemetery. Family Owned Since 1945.
Published in Kansas City Star on Feb. 21, 2014
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