Lawrence “Larry” Lee Sisco
Lawrence “Larry” Lee Sisco 80, of DeKalb passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center. He was born November 15, 1940 in Chicago, IL and was the son of Louis and Virginia (Weissenhofer) Sisco.
Larry attended St. Mary Catholic School in DeKalb and graduated from DeKalb High School in 1958. After an outstanding four years in high school where Larry excelled in football lettering all four years, also lettering two years in swimming. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp after high school where he received the Sharp Shooter Medal and was soon recognized for his business skills. He served in El Toro Air Force Base in California until he was honorably discharged in 1964. In addition to being an unbelievable athlete Larry was an accomplished accordion player and sang in a quartet. He was also an avid golfer playing different courses everywhere he traveled.
After his four years in the service to his country Larry became a police officer at NIU. Returning to California he then entered into the world of title insurance where he quickly promoted to the top. After years of executive status in the title industry, he transitioned into the escrow field where he eventually purchased and ran his own escrow company in San Diego, CA. Life circumstances brought him back full circle to DeKalb where he enjoyed living out the remaining years of his life.
Survivors include: three children; Mark (Amy Blizzard) Sisco, Laurie (Scott) Omelich and Joshua Sisco all of California. Brother Lewis (Sue) Sisco of Aurora, IL, sisters; Ginger (Stoddard) Allen of DeKalb, and Cheryl Zuiker of North Carolina. Grandchildren; Matt (Amy) Eden and Monique Eden, two great grandsons; Judah and Daniel Eden and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister Judy.
The family would like to thank the nursing staff at the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center and Journey Care Hospice for all their love and compassion they have shown Larry these last few years.
Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 10:30am at Christ the Teacher University Parish in DeKalb with Father Robert Gonnella officiating. Full military honors will be presented immediately after the service provided by the American Legion Post #66. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family to be established at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Finch Funeral Home 310 Oak St. DeKalb, IL 60115 815-758-3841.Read More