Larry Dean Sell

September 26, 1938 ~ March 13, 2020 (age 81)


Larry Dean Sell, 81 of Beatrice, NE, passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 at his home. He was born September 26, 1938 in Sabetha, KS to Cecil and Ona (Stevens) Sell. The family moved to Beatrice and Larry attended Beatrice Public Schools graduating in 1956.  He was in the National Guards in the late 50’s and worked for Wilke Baking Co. in Beatrice.  Larry married Anna “Carolyn” Achtemeier September 4, 1960 at the First Presbyterian Church in Beatrice. They moved to Lincoln for 12 years before moving back to Beatrice in 1972. He worked as an Optician for 50 + years, first for American Optical, then Sears Optical before working for Lincoln Vision Clinic retiring in 2017.  Larry loved his kids and grandkids, enjoying many activities with them.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn of Beatrice; sons, Doug and Chad; daughter, Kim Breeden and husband John of Lincoln; grandchildren, Hayley Breeden and Jeremy Breeden both of Lincoln; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert and Victor; sisters, Queva Aeschliman and LaVeta Schank.

Private Family ONLY Graveside Services will be held Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Evergreen Home Cemetery.  Limited visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Harman-Wright Mortuary. A guestbook is also available at A memorial is established to the family’s choice with the mortuary in charge. Harman-Wright Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

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March 18, 2020

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harman - Wright Mortuary

Private Committal

Evergreen Home Cemetery
Beatrice, Nebraska 68310

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