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July 05, 2013
It's been almost a year since you were taken from this earth, you and your family are still in my thoughts and prayers!!! We will never forget you and the service you gave to our amazing country, THANK YOU JOHN for everything you did for our country!!
July 04, 2013
It's almost a year since this outstanding young man and others lost their lives in that horrific incident. John was about the same age as my youngest son and the incident tore through my heart. I too will always remember this young man.
April 29, 2013
Dear family of John Larimer,

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. It's never easy to loss someone so special to you but always cherish the wonderful memories you shared with John. He will never be forgotten by those whose lives he touched. I hope you find strength from family and friends, most importantly from God. He will give you the courage you need to go on in life but still hold onto those memories. John is now resting and you all have the opportunity to see him again someday.
November 08, 2012
I'm so very sorry this has happened. Though I did not know you in life, you seem like someone I would have been friends with. Much love from Ohio.
August 06, 2012
Being only 19 and losing someone that was so close to me is unimaginable . John iloveyou so much. You have brought the family so close . You are a hero and always will be . You are loved by many people . You will always be my forever Johnny Bravos. Rest in paradise .
August 04, 2012
I had the pleasure of spending a lot of time in boot camp with larimer. You really get to know someone when you sit up all night shining shoes and writing down general orders. He's a great human being and the world needs people like him. Thoughts and prayers to your family big guy. Your a true man who will protect the people he loves at all costs. I aspire to be the man you were. Div. 145!
August 02, 2012
I can't imagine how diffucult it must be for the Larimer family, my thoughts and prayers are with John's family. Rest in Peace John, thanks for your service to our country, we deeply appreciate it so much.
August 02, 2012
I process moves daily but none hit you as hard as the ones of fallen soldiers ~ you were taken from us way too soon & in such a senseless way !! RIP John Larimer and please know that we had our best men on your move & that your belongings are safe & sound and on their way home to your family ~~ you will not be forgotten !!!! ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
August 02, 2012
WITH DEEPEST SYMPATY I PRAY THAT YOU CAN FIND SOME COMFORT IN FAMILY AND FRIENDS BUT REMEMBER THAT THAT MUCH NEEDED STRENGTH COMES FROM GOD SO DRAW CLOSE TO HIM AND HE WILL DRAW CLOSE TO YOU.
August 01, 2012
You were indeed a HERO. It is heartbreaking that you lost life in such a senseless tragedy. I am so sorry you did not live to pursue your dreams. Rest in peace in our Father's loving arms.
August 01, 2012
Scott and Kathleen,
You both raised an amazing son. The core values he had were learned from a young age. I will keep your family in my prayers for a long, long time. It was an honor to meet him and have my daughter train at Great Lakes with him. He was respected as a leader there and in Pensacola among the young sailors.
July 30, 2012
As sad as these last few days have been, it was a wonderful tribute to John's life. It really helped to just be together and hold and cry together. This family will only get stronger and closer because of this horrible loss. We will always miss John.
July 29, 2012
I am very sorry for the family of Jhon. I wish for you to gladly make it through your loss. I am 10 years old, Mary Beth. <3
July 29, 2012
My deepest sympathies are with your Family, and Friends. Taken too soon! I pray your loved ones find the strength they need to deal with your tragic loss. Thank you for your service, and sacrifices to our country. Greater Love Hath no Man, than to lay down one's life for a friend. God Bless You, and Your Family.
July 29, 2012
r.i.p. john, may god be with you and your family, love, kristi lee, colorado
July 28, 2012
My wish is that every time your Family & Friends even think about, or get to share Fond Memories of John with each other it weaves a comforting prayer of soothing peace around all of your hearts and minds.
July 28, 2012
There are no words that can convey how sorry we are for your loss. May cherished memories bring you peace and comfort and healing.
July 28, 2012
I did not know the family or John but I do know one thing that comes from John 15:13 - Greater LOVE has no one than to lay down one's life for his friends and because of this I know that John is now in the right hands. I am deeply sorry for the loss the family has endured. God Bless all.
July 28, 2012
My heart and prayers are with you and your family.
July 28, 2012
To the Larimers and Lavins, I know that a big part of you died on that day. I only wish that I had met john when he was out here. I know that I would have seen in him, what I saw in his family: a love for life and family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
RIP John
July 28, 2012
Prayers for your family from ours
July 28, 2012
Dear family, my embraces and deepest compassion for you in this terrible time of grieving and the emptiness after John died. May we all have some of his courage and compassion that the world so badly needs. He is gone too soon, too soon.
July 27, 2012
Kathy and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. John was a true hero. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
July 27, 2012
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen. Prayer of St. Francis RIP Hero
July 27, 2012
My deepest condolences to John's family and friends. Losing John this way is truly unimaginable and I know he will be missed forever. Always keep the good, happy and joyful times near your heart and in your mind. One day you will be able to think of John with a smile and not a tear. It will take along time, I will keep you in my prayers. I will pray for your strength.
July 27, 2012
I never knew John personally, but I have been friends with Colin and Beth for years. May peace be with you and your family during this troubled time.
July 27, 2012
It saddens me that such a brave man who fought for us all was taken so early. My prayers are with the family and friends. John will not be forgotten
July 27, 2012
Dear Larimer family, Our hearts are saddened to hear of the tragic loss of your son, John. We can only imagine the pain and sorrow that you are experiencing. Although we did not know him personally we remember seeing John compete in the Mr. CLS pageant along with our son, Josh. Our family is praying for you.
July 27, 2012
I never knew John, but his aunt, Randee Larimer is my friend who I love dearly. My love and prayers are with the Larimer Family at this time of their loss.

John is the golden rose, and the water in God's healing hands is our tears.
July 27, 2012
Dear Larimer Family,

I remember John being a very laid-back and funny guy at Crystal Lake South, so I was shocked and saddened to hear that he died so needlessly. I cannot imagine the pain you are all feeling right now and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

John, thank you for serving to protect your loved ones and your country.
July 27, 2012
Dear Larimer Family and friends:
To listen to the tragic news of last Friday's events was overwhelming; knowing that one of our city's own was lost made it that much harder. I lost a 19 yr-old brother when he was in the Navy. He was not at war, either, yet it was a heart breaking loss nonetheless.
My prayers and thoughts go out to you and all those who knew and loved John. God Bless and be with you all.
July 27, 2012
Dear Larimer family, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Thank you for serving our country, rest in peace and god bless you John.
July 27, 2012
Dear Larimer Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are a wonderful family. I have fond memories of teaching 3 of your 5 children at Coventry School. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.
July 27, 2012
Larimer family,

My heart goes out to you during this difficult time, especially under such terrible circumstances. I didn't know John personally, but we have many mutual friends, and Mrs. Price was my sister's math teacher at HHS. Having moved to this area only four years ago, I'm overwhelmed by the sense of community and the support of friends and strangers. Please let their memories of John provide you comfort and pride that so many people, such as myself, wish they could have known him.
July 27, 2012
Extremely saddened by the senseless act
that took your life. Peace be with you.
God Bless.
July 27, 2012
I am so so sorry John this happened to you. I wish there was something I could do to bring you back. May God be with you and comfort you.
July 27, 2012
I didn't know John personally but after reading all about him and watching the news he is a hero and will be very missed. Just remember he will always be looking down on the family and smiling.
July 27, 2012
My heart goes out to Johns family & friends & all the other families involved in this horrible tragedy. May God grant you strength and courage to get through this tragic time.
July 27, 2012
Kathy,
My heart just breaks for you and your family. I am so sad and still stunned to learn that one of your boys is involved in this horrible tragedy. He will forever be in our hearts and you and your family in my prayers.
Love,
July 26, 2012
I did not know John nor the family but my heart breaks for all of you. Such a tragedy.
July 26, 2012
From everything I have read, John sounds like an exceptional young man, and the world was a better place because of him. Having lost a child, I can sympathize with your pain and the unbelievable grief you must be feeling right now. Let our community help you. My wish is for you to find peace. We will never forget you, John.
July 26, 2012
As former residents of Crystal Lake, we know that the community will embrace and keep you in their hearts. We pray that the Larimer family can find peace in the knowledge that John will continue to watch over you. Rest in Peace John -- you are a hero in the eyes of many.
July 26, 2012
To the Larimer Family, once again, please know how deeply sad we are for you. John was a wonderful young man. We regret we cannot attend the visitation tomorrow. Being in Phoenix, we are grateful to have WGN out here. We made sure to watch the news video of John's solemn arrival at O'Hare, and respectful procession to Crystal Lake. Seeing the streets lined with many sad faces and flags made the tears flow again. Our hearts continue to break for you. Times like this makes me homesick for home and Crystal Lake friends and neighbors.
July 26, 2012
You made me proud to call you my nephew. Always in my heart. RIP John
July 26, 2012
Deepest sympathy on the loss of your son John an American hero, may you find strength in each other during this most difficult time.
July 26, 2012
I have never met John, but his story pierced my heart. We are a small community and when I heard, I knew, my daughter must have know John, she did. As a mother, I know the pride & unbelievable grief John's family must feel. However, knowing you have brought such a wonderful, giving young man into the world is the greatest reward. Peace to your family, and gratitude for John's life & service.
July 26, 2012
The first time i saw johns picture i saw something special in his smile,it caught my attention. There was promise in his eyes. I felt it.To the family i am so very sorry for your loss.May God give you courage and strength to bring you through this difficult time. R.I.P john.God needed another angel and he has already earned his wings.
July 26, 2012
Sending Lots of Love to the Larimer family from Lake in the Hills. John, you will always be remembered as a true American Hero. God Bless you friends and family.
With love from A US Navy daughter, with a son in Crystal Lake Schools.
July 26, 2012
thank you for being a hero john heaven gained a hero ,angel r.i.p god bless
July 26, 2012
My sincerest condolences to his family i will forever keep you in my heart thoughts & prayers may god give you strength & comfort in this tragic time please remember someone in Louisiana cares & will hold everyone involved in her heart
July 26, 2012
Deepest Sympathies to the Larimer Family
May you someday find comfort in the memories you will hold dear.Our thoughts & prayers are with all of your Family and Friends greiving for this wonderful young Man. May John T. Larimer rest in peace.
Jacqueline & Harvey Hoyer Bensenville,Il
July 26, 2012
My Heart Hurts For You And Your Family John Was A Hero I Have Lost Another Hero/Brother/Family Member
July 26, 2012
So very sorry for your loss. From what I have read, John was a wonderful young man and the type of son, one is so proud to present to the world. I know many, many people are praying for you and I am certainly adding mine. May God watch over you and send healing angels to all of you and John's friends too.
Susan Mason
July 26, 2012
Sorry for your loss,our prayers are with you and your family
July 26, 2012
Sorry for your loss.
July 26, 2012
I DIDN;T KNOW JOHN BUT MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY AND LOVED ONES OF HIM. HIS BRAVERY IS AN EXAMPLE TO ALL OF US NEVER FORGET HIM OR THE OTHER FAMILIES THAT WERE EFFECTED BY THIS TRAGEDY
July 26, 2012
Dear Joan Lavin & family...I am so so sorry to learn of your loss.Our prayers are with you. Brad and Pam (Hartman)Rice
July 26, 2012
Our girls went to grade school and played ball together and I remember John running around. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may John live on in your hearts forever. The McCannon Family
July 26, 2012
I had the pleasure of working with John at Regal. It was always a great day when you worked with him. I am sorry for your loss. He truly was a wonderful person.
July 25, 2012
John, your Spirit will live forever in our hearts of your rememberance. Our prayers are with your family for comfort, strength,peace and healing. We are deeply sorry for their tremendous loss.
Love in Christ Jesus,
Pastor Dan and Debra Capperrune
July 25, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
July 25, 2012
I remember John from Coventry Elementary where we were classmates. I do not know how or why such malevolence finds the innocent and unsuspecting such as John, only to say that his heroism is a testament to what is good and righteous. I pray the Larimer family finds peace.
July 25, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathies. I worked with John at Regal years back, and I will never forget the guy who hardly ever stopped smiling. A true hero, never to be forgotten.
July 25, 2012
The hearts of our community break for you. Such an outstanding young man; such a loss for you - his family and our country. May God grant you, his loved ones, peace; and may God rest John's soul.

Nancy, Crystal Lake, IL
July 25, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family and friends. I truly believe he was a hero.. May god help you thru this very difficult time.
July 25, 2012
RIP John. May the Lord be with your family and friends in this time of sorrow.
July 25, 2012
My sincere sympathy for your great loss. May the Good Lord embrace you during your grief.
July 25, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 25, 2012
This candle is here to help guide the family in the journey that follows. A journey you did not want ... a journey that you will not go alone. A journey your community and a country will take with you. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.
July 25, 2012
Family of John Larimer, My deepest thoughts and prayers to you at this time. Thank you for your sacrifice of serving as members of our military and the greatest sacrifice of all...I send condolances for the loss of a loved one.
July 25, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with Kathy and the entire Larimer family during this uniquely tragic and extremely difficult time. I hope you find comfort in the memories of John and with the friends and family that most certainly surround and love all of you.
July 25, 2012
Along with all Americans, my heart breaks for your family. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
July 25, 2012
Im so sorry for your loss, You have my deepest sympathies.
July 25, 2012
God Bless you John.You are the definition of a TRUE HERO.
July 25, 2012
To the Larimer family

What a tragedy, it is surely so sad when loosing a loved one with so much life ahead of them. I am truly so sorry for your lost, you can find comfort for your sorrow in the arms of our loving heavenly father as “he will heal your brokenhearted heart and binds your painful spots.” Psalm 147:3
July 25, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 25, 2012
To the entire Larimer Family...our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you at this most difficult time....May God Bless all of you...
July 25, 2012
My deepest sympathies & prayers go out to the family & friends of John. I did not know him personally, however I am deeply saddened by this tragedy. He was a TRUE hero in my eyes. God Bless.
July 25, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Larimer Family.
July 25, 2012
To the Larimer family, May God bless you and help you to find some peace.
July 25, 2012
Larimer Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember John as a toddler from my childhood when I went to school with Nora, and I also clearly remember your entire family's strength and integrity. You were always all such caring, wonderful people. I'm so sad for your loss and for the loss of John. I also remember him from my first year teaching at South. Even though I didn't have him in class, I knew of John because everyone knew him. He was that great of a guy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
July 25, 2012
Dear Mr. Latiner, as a fellow Navyman who served in the Naval Security Group for 12 years on both active duty and the reserve as both an enlisted man and a commissioned officer, words cannot express my sadness at your loss of life in Aurora, CO. The Navy will always need good men like you, especially in the Naval Security Group. Thank you for volunteering to serve our Country most especially in the area of communications. God Bless You and the United States of America.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey L. Wien, LCDR, USNR-Retired
Chicago, IL 60601
July 24, 2012
Although we didn't know your son, our deepest condolences to the entire Larimer family. A Nation's thoughts and prayers are with you. We share the following, from "Footprints in the Sand"--"my precious son, John, when you saw only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you."
July 24, 2012
John had a smile and humor that always lit the room. He comes from a family that my husband John and I want to emulate in the way they truly loved one another! John will be missed but I am glad to have known him and his family. May God wrap his arms around you and shower you with His love during this difficult time.
July 24, 2012
Mr. Larimer,
Thank you for your service. The Navy's missing you already, and you won't be forgotten.
July 24, 2012
Even though I didn't know you, John, it always hurts to lose a Navy brother. May God rest your soul and bless your family and loved ones.
July 24, 2012
With my deepest sympathy. Know that many share in your grief. May God Bless you all.
July 24, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of John Larimer. May John always be remembered. R.I.P.
July 24, 2012
Fair Winds and Following Seas. My prayers to the Larimer family and friends. CTR3 Larimer was an outstanding Sailor and made a lasting impact to those around him.
July 24, 2012
I did not know you but what I have read only tells me what a wonderful, kind and lovely young man. God creates beautiful people and you are one. My deepst sympathy to your family,& friends. May they walk with God for their comfort. You were escorted into heaven with 11 other people beside you. God Bless You.
July 24, 2012
RIP-Love & Prayers to the family from Texas.
July 24, 2012
Heartfelt Sympathy from the Lenexa KS community
July 24, 2012
I always worry that good men don't exist any more. It is a true tragedy that such a good person is taken so early in his life. I hope that his final act of heroism is remembered and effects as many lives as possible so that more people will think of others rather than only being concerned for them selves. I know that his story has inspired me to be a better person and I can only hope that it has done the same for others.
July 24, 2012
"The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep..." -Robert Frost

Grief is so personal--I wish you moments of peace in the wake of the trauma you have experienced. As the pain of your loss ebbs and flows, please know that you are supported by family, friends, neighbors, and complete strangers who all feel pain from this tragedy. You are loved.
July 24, 2012
To the entire Larimer family. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with all of you. In such a tragic time. May God bless all of you. Tammy Shorb (Hagerstown Maryland)
July 24, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God Bless you!
July 24, 2012
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Larimer family. My grandson, Cory is a friend of Johns and was to be there with his friends but overslept. I know how much he is hurting to have lost a good friend. I also understand that John is related to the Lavin family in Wonder Lake. Their grandma Ann was one of my Mom's closest friends so this truly hits me close. May God wrap His arms around all of you at this very difficult time. I lost my husband 11 months ago and it seems as if it's getting harder to handle so just know it does get worse before better. For me I know I will eventually join Him in Heaven when the time comes. God please let the Larimer's truly feel Your presence.
July 24, 2012
Larimer Family, Deepest Sympathy on the loss of John. He will be missed by the masses. Celebrate the good times you had with him. Psa. 147:3- He is healing the brokenhearted ones. And is raising up all who are bowed down. Our love to the entire family.
July 24, 2012
My thoughts and prayers to the whole family and to Kathy as we went to high school together and you were always special to me. I can't even fathom what it is like to lose a child and in such a senseless manner. There are no words that can express my sympathy to you for your loss and pain may you find the strength to move forward and your heart heal in time. God bless you always.
July 24, 2012
July 23, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. We can feel your sorrow and our hearts are broken. The Word of God says..." I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John 14:18 ~God Bless You~
July 23, 2012
You are a hero John. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends.
July 23, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time. I may not personally know you, but I feel for you all. May peace stay with you always.
July 23, 2012
To the Larimer family,
You are not alone, as the whole country has been honoring your son/brother, and I pray for you as I drive past your neighborhood. Your Crystal Lake community cares for you...May God give you strength and grace in your time of need.
July 23, 2012
May peace be with you John, may your smile be seen throughout the heavens, my deepest sorrows go out to you, your family and friends.
July 23, 2012
God bless you and keep you in His care at this time and always.
July 23, 2012
I wanted to see who john larimer is, you seem like a really cool person thanks for serving our country, your serving with god now, god bless you....
July 23, 2012
you will be missed
July 23, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go to the Larimer family during this tough time. May John always be remembered as a true hero. The entire CLS will morn the loss of our fellow gator, John.
July 23, 2012
July 23, 2012
Many thoughts and prayers to the larimer family! I remember John as a skinny freshman always with a smile on his face. That whole family is amazing and its no wonder he died protecting another person. That's how the larimers are! A horrible tragedy...
July 23, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 23, 2012
We're so sorry. Keeping all of you in our prayers.
July 23, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family, I am so sorry ofr your loss.
July 23, 2012
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss and for everyone affected by this senseless act. I lost my father to a terrorist attack in 1979 and remember how hard it was to make any sense of anything. May God Bless you all and give you strength. I can't tell you how my heart aches for you all.
July 23, 2012
My condolences to the family and friends.May he rest in peace.
July 23, 2012
Bear's whole family wish to express our deepest sorrow for the lost of your son. Bear was always talking about John, the things they planned to do in Colorado including theatre events which they both loved. Your son was an special eprson and will be missed. Our prayers are with you
July 23, 2012
May God bless you and your family. Prayers go out for you across the world...
July 23, 2012
I give my prayers to you and your friends. I hope you recover from your loss.
July 22, 2012
Fly with the Angels! Your death was so senseless!
July 22, 2012
It simply broke my heart when I saw the handsome picture of John. It looks to be taken in the mountain around Denver. My prayers go out to you and your family. I hope you can feel the love from a nation of people who are heartbroken for you. God Bless.
July 22, 2012
The world has lost a wonderful young man. John, you will be greatly missed. I am honored to have known and loved you.
July 22, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
July 22, 2012
Gone from our sight but never from our heart!

Laura Morris
July 22, 2012
Our heart's break for you Scott,Kathy and family! John is gone from our sight but never from our hearts! We all love you very much! Aunt Tricia, Uncle Rich, Laura and Melissa
July 22, 2012
John you are a hero! You will be dearly missed by your beloved family and friends. May you rest in eternal peace.
July 22, 2012
Our deepest condolences to John's family and friends. The military grieves the loss of a fine member, and we are grateful for his service to this nation. We know the pain you feel is intense in this tragedy, and pray that God's comfort will be just as real to your hearts.
July 22, 2012
I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss..As a mom and a military mom also my prayers go out to you and thank you for your son's want to serve our country..no words can express this tradegy..it could be anywhere or happen to any one of us..we need the LORD in our lives..my prayers are with you.
July 22, 2012
To the family of John, my thoughts and prayers are with u in your loss may he rest in peace.
July 22, 2012
I am heartbroken and shed tears for your loss. So senseless and tragic. In my thoughts and prayers.
July 22, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 22, 2012
July 22, 2012
My deepest sympathy to family and friends for such a heartbreaking loss. May you rest in peace, John.
July 22, 2012
July 22, 2012
July 22, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. They seem like they mere words but they come from a full heart. As an Army Veteran , I look at John Larimer as a hero. A man who made the decision to join the Armed forces to help protect our land. God Bless and keep you, my prayers go out to your family.
July 22, 2012
My heart goes out to family and friends of John T. Larimer. Although coming from a total stranger, I hope these words bring some comfort and peace, and I will pray for your healing.
July 22, 2012
July 22, 2012
I'm heartbroken my heart and prayers goes out to the family.God Bless.
July 21, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with all. He will always be remembered as someone who wanted to protect out country. May peace be with you.
July 21, 2012
As I had grown up and raised my own kids in Aurora area. I feel the loss of everyone them as if they are part of my family. I know they all will be missed by us all. As I now live in South Carolina I know that everyone of them has touched all of our hearts and souls and will always be remembered. As all there life's were Special to all of us and will be missed.
July 21, 2012
A hero in our hearts forever! I salute you!!
July 21, 2012
Roosevelt Emerson jr
July 21, 2012
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