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Lawrence C. Dhom Born: June 8, 1925; In Newton, IL Died: Feb. 5, 2014; In Woodstock Lawrence C. Dhom, age 88, of Woodstock, died on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Centegra Memorial Medical Center in Woodstock. He was born June 8, 1925 in Newton, Illinois, to Charles and Josephine (Loebmeier) Dhom. He married Shirley M. Salzman on November 8, 1947 in Woodstock. Larry was a WW II veteran. He was a US Marine, serving in the Pacific Theater with the First Armored Amphibian Battalion. During his career, he operated Larry 's Shoe Repair Shop in Woodstock; he worked many years at the Woodstock Die Cast Company, and then finally retired from the Woodstock City Water Treatment Plant. He was a life member of the Woodstock VFW; a volunteer with the VFW Honor Guard; a Past Grand Knight, and member of the Woodstock Knights Of Columbus; and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Larry enjoyed fishing, gardening, backyard bird watching, reading, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his children, David C. (Maribeth) Dhom, Mary Godwin, Peggy (Larry) Smith, all of Woodstock; a daughter in law, Peggy Dhom; grandchildren, Becky Dhom, Brian Dhom, Chris (Kara) Godwin, Emily (Aaron) Gay, Molly (Jake) Freely, Casey (Amy) Godwin, Scott Smith, Sarah (Dave) Kanak, Lindsay (Todd) Loehner, Lauren (Seth) Hoadley, Philip (Maggie) Dhom, Bridget (Chris) Phillips, Eric Dhom, Maggie (Nate) Selof, Clare Dhom; fifteen great grandchildren; a brother, Charles (Evelyn) Dhom; and a sister, Florence Mason. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Shirley in 2012; a daughter, Patricia J. Dhom; a son, Lawrence E. Dhom; a son in law, Michael Godwin; a brother, Vincent; and three sisters, Sally, Christine, and Esther. A visitation will be held at the Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. A Liturgical Prayer Service will be held at 4:00 pm. The visitation will continue on Monday, February 10, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Avenue, Woodstock, from 10:00 am until the 11:00 am Funeral Mass. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Woodstock with Military Honors provided by the Woodstock VFW. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either the Woodstock VFW, or St. Mary Catholic Church. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the 2 nd floor at Centegra Woodstock Hospital for their loving care. For more information, call Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710, or visit us on the web at www.slmcfh.com
Published in the Northwest Herald from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2014
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