Laurence "Larry" Ross Buller

Born: Monday, May 26th 1952 in Seward, Nebraska
Died: Monday, June 15th 2020 in Rochester, Minnesota
Age: 68 years and 20 days
Memorials In Care Of
St. John the Apostle Catholic Church student scholarship fund, Buller family for future designation or Donor's Choice
Visitation Time(s)
Monday - June 22, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Volzke Funeral Home

Monday - June 22, 2020
7:00 p.m.
Volzke Funeral Home

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Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 am - Tuesday, June 23rd 2020
St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
7601 Vine Street
Lincoln, NE  68505
Officiating: Father Lyle Johnson and Father Thomas Walsh
Casketbearers: Dale Peter, David Morgan, Josh Morgan, Michael Curran, Neal Hodgkin, Ron Lehms, Joel Hosler, Shane Myers
Honorary Casketbearers: Bruce Buller, Bryan Buller, Tom Nesbitt, Mike Franson, Paul Franson, Blake Buller
Interment: St. Patrick's Catholic
Church Cemetery
Utica, Nebraska

Laurence “Larry" Buller, 68, long time Lincoln resident, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2020 at Mayo Hospital in Rochester, MN from complications of his acute myeloid leukemia.
Larry was born in Seward, NE to W. Laurence and Eleanor Buller on May 26, 1952. He married Karen (Hodgkin Zimmerman) on May 4, 2003 in Lincoln. He went to school in Seward, NE, with the exception of 2 years when he attended class in York and Lincoln where his mother was teaching. He graduated from Seward High School in 1970 and from Kansas State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1977. He opened a clinic in Gretna upon graduation and two years later bought his clinic at 84th and O street in Lincoln. He operated the Animal Care Clinic from 1979 to the end of 2016 after selling the practice due to his health issues. He loved his work, his clients and getting to know their humans. He served on the board of the Lincoln Humane Society and was a founding member of the emergency veterinary clinic in Lincoln. He grew up in Seward showing horses and traveled to many events for barrel racing with his mother, brother Bruce, Aunt Veronica and cousins Jon, Melody and Kenny Walsh. He continued to keep horses and loved working outside with them. After his AML diagnosis in 2016, he battled his way through various hardships always keeping that “Larry" sense of humor and kidlike orneryness. He will be sorely missed by many.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents W. Laurence and Eleanor Buller, sister Laurelyn “Sue" Hoy, and cousin Jon Walsh.
Larry is survived by his beloved wife and soulmate Karen, daughter Laura and Mark Weerheim, adored grandchildren Zachary and Ellie Weerheim (Rochester, MN); sons Michael and Bradley Buller (Huntington Beach, CA); stepchildren Daniel (West Hollywood, CA) and Jessica (Scottsdale, AZ) Zimmerman; sister Virginia Morgan (Norman, OK); brother Bruce (Kathy) Buller (Chelsea, OK). Many cousins and their families, as well as his best friend Dale (Julie) Peter.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Mark Litzow and all the wonderful doctors, nurses, schedulers, and staff at Mayo Clinic/Hospital that worked with Larry over the last four years as we have faced many obstacles and triumphs. Thank you for your humor, love, care and dedication. Special thanks to Jessie and Emily, his physical therapists for getting him back on his feet and putting up with his guff.

Laurence Buller
Larry Buller