Lawrence ‘Larry’ Anthony

MARENGO – Lawrence "Larry" Anthony, 77, of Marengo, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Northwoods Care Centre in Belvidere.
He was born July 31, 1934, to Lloyd and Martha (Ritzert) Anthony. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. On Aug. 14, 1954, he married Gloria Foryes in Marengo.
He worked for Arnold Engineering for many years until his retirement in 1991, then worked at Marengo Ridge Golf Club. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and working around the house and yard. He was a devoted family man and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gloria; a son, Thomas (Kathleen) Anthony; granddaughters, Kimberly (Rick) Olcott, Julie, Susan and Megan Anthony; and great-grandsons, Braden and Camden Olcott.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Susan Marie Anthony; and his siblings, Bernard, Lloyd, Marcella, Donald, Richard, Herbert, Delores and Joyce.
A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Highway, Marengo. The visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family for a cause to be established later.
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Marengo-Union Funeral Home
505 East Grant Highway Marengo, IL 60152
(815) 568-8131
Published in the Northwest Herald on July 2, 2012