Larry Lakin

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Larry Thomas Lakin, 74, resident of Northfield, IL, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2014. Born in Kewanee, IL, to Kay and Chilles Lakin, Larry graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. He attended John Marshall Law School before accepting a financial position with Chrysler Corporation that relocated the family to Paris, France, where he spent eight years. Over his career, Larry worked in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Detroit, and Chicago serving in financial executive positions for companies such as Max Factor, Toys-R-Us, Quintessence, and, finally, Frank's Nursery & Crafts. Following retirement, and for the last ten years, Larry was involved with SCORE (an executive volunteer organization) providing assistance to small businesses. He served as SCORE Chicago Chair and, most recently, as Chairman of the North Suburbs. With SCORE, he enjoyed meeting new clients, helping struggling businesses, and mentoring on a wide range of business topics. He was loyal, ethical, and hard-working to the very end. He enjoyed spending time with family and was always planning the next vacation to some beautiful part of the world. Larry is survived by wife, Marilyn; by daughter, Lisa Sloane, son-in-law, Richard Sloane, and grandchildren, Eliza, Will, and Rhiannon; by son, Colin; and by sister, Sue Crawford and brother-in-law, Bob Crawford. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Garret. Please join us to celebrate Larry's life on Tuesday, July 1st at The Grove National Historic Landmark -- 1421 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview, IL 60025. The service will begin at 6pm followed by light refreshments. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation on Larry's behalf to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) or the Northfield Township Food Pantry.
Published in Chicago Tribune on June 25, 2014
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