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Larry E. Bottenberg

July 3, 1938November 15, 2020
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Larry E. Bottenberg July 3, 1938 – November 15, 2020 Larry passed away on November 15th at the age of 82 with his wife of 46 years by his side. Larry was born in Wichita to Don and Vermeda Bottenberg and lived there his entire life. He was a prominent real estate developer and home builder. Larry married Barbara (Todd) Bottenberg on August 24th, 1974. Larry could always make you laugh with his quick-witted sense of humor. He touched many lives and was a friend to many. He enjoyed watching his favorite teams; the Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Braves and the Wichita State University Shockers. As General Manager of the Wichita Braves baseball club, he had a profound impact on many players and coaches over the years. He was also their biggest fan. He loved his church, Good Shephard Episcopal, where he was very active and involved in many ways. Most of all, he loved his family. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Laurie, Angie, Matthew, Jennifer and Braden (Andrea); grandchildren: Jordan, Chase, Molly, Wyatt, Sarah, Brynn, Hannah, Piper, and Navy; sister: Julie Axton, Lubbock, TX. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 19, at Hillside Funeral Home West. A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. Private inurnment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Wichita. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Larry’s name at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.

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Gina Carr Ward

November 19, 2020

Laurie and Family,
My condolences to the family on the loss of Larry. I am thankful you had him in your life for a long time to build great memories but know there will he a hole from where he has gone. I have lots of fun memories that Larry provided to me as Laurie's friend growing up. I would like to share a few and thank him for the opportunities; Hay rack ride and cookout at his barn sophomore year of high school, giving us jobs cleaning apartments he was building, riding in his jaguar with the car phone (way before anyone else had one) pretending to use it, watching Laurie practice on the balance beam he built her, sharing an apartment with Laurie in a complex he built and owned, swimming at his house, he bought me a plane ticket to California to go to a music festival and drive up the coast with Laurie. Larry was always very nice to me and I will always remember him for that. Thank you Larry, thank you very much for your kindness a generosity.

Chris Anderson

November 18, 2020

Matt and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss of Larry.
Larry was a long time friend and customer and a great guy.
I know he will be missed by all.
With great sympathy,
Chris Anderson

Jill Lyman

November 17, 2020

Larry was a very special friend to my family and me. He was so kind and approachable, and a constant and faithful member of Good Shepherd in Wichita. Larry was in attendance at some of my best life events, including my wedding, and the baptism of my daughter, Sophia. I will always consider Larry and Barbara and family part of our extended family in Christ. Larry, may light perpetual always shine upon you! God’s Peace. Jill

Josh Lyman

November 17, 2020

I could always count on a good laugh when Larry came up to me after 8:45 service. I appreciate his warmness and concern for my family. I am so glad to have known Larry as he comes face to face with the Lord, where the is no more grieving.

Molly Bottenberg

November 16, 2020

Grandpa’s faith and the love he had for others reminds me of the phrase, “build a longer table, not a taller fence.” The love grandpa had for his family and friends was endless and unconditional. His faith in Jesus is something that I strive for. The last time we spoke, he told his grandkids, "All you can do is love and accept someone for who they are, because without love, you have nothing." I know this will stick with me forever, because it’s nothing but the absolute truth.

I’m thankful for the many laughs over the years. I know I’ll forever remember your quick wit and all the jokes you’ve shared with us. I’ll never forget the copy paper and electrical tape can work just as well as a bandaid...if that’s your only option lol. And I will never be ashamed of a 10:30 am lunch, ever!

You’ll be in my heart forever. I promise to share the Word and spread love just like Jesus. I promise I’ll make you proud, Grandpa. I love you endlessly.
Love, Molly

Chase Bottenberg

November 16, 2020

Oh grandpa I'm going to miss you terribly. What I wouldn't give to hear your infectious laugh just one more time. I love you grandpa.

The first grandson, Chase.

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