LARRY K. 'DINGIE' BROBST, 80 FREEPORT - Larry K. 'Dingie" Brobst, 80, of Freeport, passed away Wednesday, August, 13, 2014, in his home, surrounded by his family. Larry was born December 12, 1933, in Freeport, the son of Lawrence and Twyla (Keister) Brobst. Larry married Patricia M. Whaley on September 14, 1958, in Stockton, Illinois. Larry served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Larry was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, step-grandfather, and great-grandfather, who will be deeply missed. Larry worked for many years at a service station as an auto mechanic before retiring on July 7, 2000. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, and Freeport Am Vets. Larry was an avid Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed stock car racing, and followed both Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. He especially enjoyed following his sons, step-grandchildren's, and grandchildren's school, church, and sporting activities. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Brobst of Freeport; two sons, John (Lori) Brobst and Dave (Dina) Brobst, both of Freeport; four grandchildren, Trevor Brobst, Tiffany (Cody) Calam, Aiden Brobst, Austin Brobst: two step-grandsons, Matt (Kelly) Jacobs and Nate (Jen) Jacobs; one great-grandson, Owen Calam; two sisters-in-law, Peggy Brobst of Freeport and Jeri Osborne of Buffalo, MO; and several nieces, and a nephew. Larry was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Calvin Haines will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home, Freeport. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Larry's memory. Please sign the guestbook and share a memory at www.burketubbs.com.
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Published in The Journal-Standard from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2014