WASHINGTON - Larry G. Zobrist, 76, of Washington passed away Friday, October 27, 2017, at home, with his family by his side.
He was born on January 12, 1941, in Normal to the late Harold C. and Maurine A. (Moser) Zobrist. He married Peggy (Owens) Brown on January 4, 1980. She survives.
Surviving are his four children, Jill Brown (Patrick) Kinney of South Pasadena, CA, Lynn Brown (Todd) Price of Centennial, CO, Laura (Scott) Moss of Shorewood, IL, and Jonathan (Maria Liang) of Chicago, IL; and six grandchildren, Aidan and Maeve Kinney, Ellie and Gavin Price and Camden and Clara Moss. He is also survived by seven brothers and sisters, Harlan (Sue), Eldon (Jane), Dean (Joyce), Janet (Kent) Hodel and Joy (Steve) Kennell, all of Metamora, Julia of Washington and Keith (Ann) of Scottsdale, AZ; and two aunts, Louise Moser of Mackinaw and Joanne Moser (Dave) Bossingham of Minier. Larry was also blessed with 65 nieces and nephews, along many cousins.
With an entrepreneurial spirit, Larry and his family ran the Metamora Abattoir for many years. He then co-owned Riverside Chevrolet in Chillicothe until his retirement in 2013.
He loved his hometown of Metamora, serving as President of the Metamora High School Board in the 1970s, and could regularly be found in the stands cheering for the Redbirds. An avid sports fan, he found great joy seeing the Chicago Cubs (finally) win the 2016 World Series.
Larry lived in Washington with his family for decades and was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Those who knew Larry will miss his gregarious personality, his generosity and the hearty, delicious meals he loved to prepare.
The entire Zobrist Family is grateful to the OSF Hospice staff for their compassionate in-home care during Larry's final months.
His funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with Fr. Stephen Willard celebrating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2017, at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington. Further visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sophia's Kitchen at www.sacredheartpeoria.com/sophiaskitchen,
or the Midwest Food Bank at www.midwestfoodbank.org
To share memories and condolences with the family, visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com