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Larry Bambas was born October 13, 1945 to Charles and Mary (Vellek) Bambas at Tyndall. Due to his special needs at birth, Larry was taught life lessons on the family farm. Larry was responsible for picking eggs and riding his bicycle to get the mail. Larry was able to stay on his own at the home place and in town until health issues forced him to go to the Tyndall Good Samaritan Home. He quickly adapted to his life at the nursing home due to the great care and attention he received from the staff.
Larry’s love for Elvis Presley could not be matched. He would listen for hours to his Elvis albums and loved to dance like Elvis.
Larry was noted for eating breakfast before bed so he could sleep in. Over the years Larry gave and received many hugs from all his family and friends. Larry had a good, healthy life due in part from all the attention received from his family, who loved him dearly.
Larry Bambas, age 75, of Tyndall, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at the Tyndall Good Samaritan Center. The person recorded as living the longest with Down syndrome was 78 years of age.
Larry is survived by sisters Maxine Kronaizl of Tyndall, Marilyn Kortan of Yankton and Eileen Kappenman of Selah, Washington; a host of nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Mary; sisters Betty Shelman and Melva Sutera and brother Charles.
Love and miss ya Uncle Larry! Will always remember the middle of night TV bologna sandwiches, picking eggs and the privilege of being allowed in your room to cut and stack magazine pages. And of course, the Elvis stories. Your run here is finished but now finally free. You have turned my sorrow into joyful dancing... (Ps 30:11 CEV)
Kregg & Kerry Kappenman Oct 31 2020 9:39 AM
Love you Uncle Larry! Give Grandma and Uncle Charlie a hug from me. Have fun dancing with Elvis!
Deanna Kortan Oct 31 2020 4:43 AM
Love you and I will miss making you a grilled cheese sandwich in the middle of the night and getting that hug. Dance away with Elvis!
Denise Bardwell Oct 30 2020 3:59 AM
I sure want to be there but very concerned about flying with the COVID so active but my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Eileen Kappenman Oct 30 2020 3:33 AM
So sorry for your loss, sending prayers to all of you.
Judy Ludens Oct 29 2020 11:37 PM
We'll see ya again Larry!I Enjoyed helping you! Take care.
Tammy Houska Oct 29 2020 9:55 PM
We love you so much and miss you greatly.
Kateena, Sky, Raef, & Shaylee Kennedy Oct 29 2020 8:59 PM