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CRYSTAL LAKE – John Thomas Larimer, 27, of Crystal Lake, died suddenly Friday, July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colo. His life was tragically cut short as a result of a random act of violence.
He was born Feb. 16, 1985, in Crystal Lake to Scott Murray and Kathleen Mary (Lavin) Larimer.
John was a 2003 graduate of Crystal Lake South High School, where he was active in the speech team, theater, band and academic team. In middle school he was a member of the Future Problem Solvers. He was also active in Boy Scouts. John's first job was at a movie theater and later at a Chili's restaurant.
John graduated in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a dual degree in political science and history. He was involved with the History Honors Society.
John was fourth-generation U.S. Navy. He enlisted in 2011 and graduated basic training at Great Lakes Naval Base. He then graduated from the Cryptology Service School in Pensacola, Fla. He was serving as a cryptologic technician at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his four siblings, Nora (USAF Capt. Jacob) Wilwert, Anne (Andrew) Price, Beth (Colin) Croft and Noel Larimer; maternal grandmother, Joan Lavin; maternal great-grandmother, Anne Schupolsky; aunts, Randee Larimer and Karen Lavin; and uncles, Thomas (Lynda) and Kevin Lavin. He was also the proud and loving uncle of Jack, Leah and Alec Wilwert, Emily Price and Liam Croft, and had a large, extended, loving family and friends.
John was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Margaret Larimer; maternal grandfather, Thomas Lavin; and uncle, Nolan Larimer.
A public visitation is set for 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake.
A private funeral will be held for his family and close friends, with a private burial to follow in Crystal Lake Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John T. Larimer Memorial Fund, in care of , 225 W. Virginia Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Contact Marie Davis at 815-477-5051 for information regarding electronic donations.
You may leave online condolences for the family at www.davenportfamily.com, or call 815-459-3411 for information.
Published in the Northwest Herald on July 25, 2012
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