.Lawrence "Larry" J. Schlepphorst, 81, of 1518 Curtis Creek, died at 12:26 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 11, 2012) in Blessing Hospital. He was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Quincy, a son of Lawrence B. and Catherine Riley Schlepphorst. He married Margaret Klote on May 16, 1953, in Edina, Mo., and she survives. He worked in international sales for Harris Broadcast Corp., retiring as manager after 25 years with the company. Larry graduated from Quincy College in 1975 with a bachelor of arts in psychology. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Larry was a member of the of the Church of St. Peter. He greatly enjoyed the time spent with his grandchildren and the family trips that were taken to Europe over the years. Larry also liked to read. In addition to his wife, Margaret, survivors also include his son, L. Eric Schlepphorst and his wife, Nancy Emery, of New Hampshire; his two grandchildren, Laura Aleta Schlepphorst of New Hampshire and Samuel James Schlepphorst of Vermont; a brother-in-law, William Klote; and sisters-in-law, Charlene St. Aubin and Ann Cox and her husband, Ron, all of Columbia, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert L. Schlepphorst. SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and at 10 a.m in the Church of St. Peter conducted by the Rev. Roy Bauer. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Cemetery, Edina Mo. VISITATION: 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Are suggested to St. Peter Grade School or Quincy Notre Dame High School. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Nov. 13 to Nov. 15, 2012