Larry Zobrist
1941 - 2017
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Larry Zobrist
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.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 2017.
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November 7, 2017

I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" (Isaiah 61:1, 2) sustain your family during this challenging time. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
November 5, 2017
So sorry to have lost Larry. The class of '59 reunions will not be the same. He added so much joy to the occasion. We have so many fond memories of Larry and the Zobrist family over the years. Will truly be missed.
John and Judy Schaer
John Schaer
November 5, 2017
Dear Peggy and Family
So sorry to hear of Larrys passing. He was a kind and funny guy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Hall Family, Minooka, IL
Terri Hall
Friend
November 3, 2017
RIP Larry...
Your Spirit Lives on Forever.
Myra Haas
November 3, 2017
Peggy and Family.
I am So Sorry for Your Loss..
Larry Has Been My Landlord for 10yrs.
So Many Memories..

Prayers are With You All..
Myra Haas
November 3, 2017
Dear Peggy & children and the entire Zobrist family,
We were saddened to hear of Larry's passing but rejoice that his race is run. He was always so friendly and full of life! My dad enjoyed visiting with Larry and the Zobrist family at the Moser reunions. Larry will be missed by all those who were touched by knowing him. We are not able to attend tonight but will have you in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob & Jill (Honegger) Gangloff
November 2, 2017
Great guy will be missed by all God bless
Wally and Pat Schaidle
Friend
November 2, 2017
Peggy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all, may you all find comfort in the great memories you have shared over the years. Peggy, Larry was a true friend. He was very helpful in my venture into the restaurant business. He taught me about the financial side, payroll, bookkeeping etc. He also taught me how to make Metamora Abattoir Sausage in the Family Fountain days, He was a big behind the scenes guy/help in organizing Kennels Homestead. He taught me how to cut steaks, prepare a mean prime rib! He had a lot of faith in me, along with His Dad ,(Harold) helped me get started both financially and with his business knowledge. I remember Peggy, you and Larry's wedding was our first big dinner ever at the Homestead. I was so nervous! In simple words, Larry was a great friend, all thru High school, Horse racing days, Business ventures. He was the one person, I went to for advice and support. In our talks, he often will tell me that you Peggy, were the best thing that ever happen to him. I Pray, May God grant Larry eternal rest in all His glory So long , friend!
Jim Kennel
Friend
November 2, 2017
Peggy and family, we want to extend our heartfelt condolences at the passing of Larry. Our hearts are saddened and hurting for you. Please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding be yours during this most difficult time.
Richard & Alice Arnold
November 2, 2017
Richard & Alice Arnold
November 1, 2017
My deepest sympathies to the entire Zobrist family at this sad time.
Pete Driscoll
November 1, 2017
Peggy and entire Zobrist family: Joan and I want to extend our sincere condolences to you and your family. We will be in Florida at the time of Larry's visitation/funeral so we will be unable to attend. So many memories. From The Homestead, to the Quad City Downs, to the Family Fountain, etc. So many great stories during breakfast at the Family Fountain with Larry, Dick Herring and Bill Nauman. I was always amazed that between the three of them that they knew almost everyone(and the members of their families) that lived in and around Metamora in the last 70 years! I'll miss Larry's humor and opinions. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to know Larry. He was a great part of Metamora. Once again please accept our condolences and our regrets on not being able to attend Larry's visitation/funeral.
Joe and Joan Stieglitz
October 30, 2017
Larry "hail to the chief" was the big brother I never had. He never lost faith in me and was my biggest fan during my formative years. I will remember all those great times we had and the advice Larry gave to me. I had my chance to say goodbye to Larry last week and that was very special. I was able to tell Larry exactly what he meant to me. The entire Zobrist family is the finest family there is and I truly appreciate their friendship and to Keith....HAIL TO THE CHIEF! He is in a better place now.

My sincere condolences to Peggy, Keith and the entire Zobrist family
John F Callahan Jr
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