March 4, 1941 – October 10, 2018
Larry Lee Gitt, age 77, of Fremont passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 10, 2018. He was born in Fremont on March 4, 1941, to Elmer and Lillian (Rosie) (Adams) Gitt. He attended Fremont Senior High school and graduated in 1960, then enlisted in the Air Force where he served until 1968. Following his service, worked at Boeing Aviation until returning to Nebraska. An electrician by trade, he started the local business, Gitt Electrical, and later Woodcraft Manufacturing until retiring in 2003. It was then he perused his life-long passion of aviation by flying, building and owning various types of aircraft- both conventional and experimental. His most remarkable feat was landing (or crashing) his Gyrocopter in a field in North Fremont, walking away unscathed. Larry will be remembered as having a quick wit, a fearless attitude and a zest for life.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Rosie Gitt of Fremont, and his son-in-law, Wade Woxland of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He is survived by his sister, LeeAnn Diedrichsen (Tom Diedrichsen); brother, Leslie Gitt (Robin White-Gitt) of Hooper; son, Thomas Dawkins of Seattle, Washington; daughter, Cozie Dawkins Cates of Amarillo, Texas; son, Darrell Martin of Bothell, Washington; daughter, Nicole Gitt-Woxland of Omaha and Sean-Paul Gitt of Fremont; nine grandchildren and multiple cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.
Visitation with family will be at Ludvigsen Mortuary on Monday, Oct. 15, from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. A private ceremony for family will be held later.
In lieu of flowers a donation is suggested to donor’s choice.
Friends and family are invited to a celebration of life on Oct. 13 from 5-8 p.m. located at 325 Main St., Fremont (The Rox).
Online guestbook at www.ludvigsenmortuary.com.