Loren L. "Larry" Heather
RACINE - Loren L. 'Larry' Heather, 62, passed away surrounded by his family at his residence on Saturday, March 13, 2010. Larry was born in Racine on December 5, 1947, to Andrew and Margaret (nee: Jacoby) Heather. Larry married Joanne Sowinski in Racine on October 11, 1969. He served in the United States Naval Reserves from 1965 until 1968. He was employed at Case Company in many different occupations until his retirement in 2000. Larry liked camping, fishing, hunting, and working in the yard. He loved listening to all kinds of music. He was a very social man, who enjoyed spending time with family and friends including his dogs. He is survived by his wife, Joanne Heather; children, Daniel (Amanda) Heather, Christopher Heather, and Nicole (James) Acker; grandchildren, Megan Heather, Elizabeth Heather, and Joshua and Lillith Acker; great-grandson, Aiden Heather; and brother, James (Judy) Heather. Larry is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services for Larry will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 18, 2010, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Froedtert Hospital, or Cancer Research of your choosing have been suggested. The family would like to thank the staff at Wheaton Franciscan Hospice and Froedtert Hospital, especially the Cancer Center for the excellent care and compassion given to Loren during his illness. PURATH-STRAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 3915 Douglas Avenue 639-8000 www.purath-strand.com

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Published by Racine Journal Times on Mar. 16, 2010.
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Im really sorry for your loss. I would like to share a comforting thought from the scriptuers. Hopefully it will be conforting to you. It is found at 2nd corinthians 1:3&4. and it says, Blessed be the god and father of our lord Jesus Christ, the father of tender meriecs and the god of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we amy be able to comfort those in any sort of tribulation through the comfort with which we ourselves are being comforted by god. I hope this scriptuer has helped and i offer my deepist condolances.
March 24, 2010
March 20, 2010

Jojo, I'm so sorry to here about Larry. I know how it feels to lose someone you love. I only have one sister left in my whole family. If you ever need to talk to anyone please feel free to call me. I have often thought of you and Larry, and I have asked Sandy Usa if she had heard from you. I do cherish past friendships, and I don't forget them. Please contact me.
Love you always
Bev(Beaver) Albertson
Please call 262-945-7514 or 262-552-9739
Beverly Albertson(Schiestle)
March 20, 2010
Joanne I'm sorry to hear of your loss . This is Cindy (Spath) Reid I would like very much to be able to talk to you. My Prayers & Thought's are with you and your family . Here's my phone number, Please call me when you can. I'm home most of the time . 336-923-2573
Cindy Reid
March 18, 2010
Larry and I were in the Navy together. He was sent to Viet Nam and saved many lives and took lives as well in order to save lives.
We have two son's and he has two sons so we were in Boy Scouts together as well. Had great times playing cards weekends and after Scout Leader meetings. We did not have to make excuses to see each other. Had great laughs and great times my brother. We will see you again. Joann, Danny, Chris, and Nicole, our prayers are with you. Love Rick and Sandy
Rick Krause
March 18, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the Heather family. I met Larry many years ago, My oldest son Chad and Chris, were on the same soccer team, and later Larry coached the women's Piggly Wiggly team. Larry always had a smile and could always lift a person's spirits. You'll be greatly missed. My condolences to Joanne and the rest of the family.
Kevin and Pam Ehnert
March 17, 2010
Dear Dan and family,
I was very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad; my sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Bob Bank
March 17, 2010
My deepest condonlences to the Heather family. Larry (Papa San) was greatly loved and will be deeply missed. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Jenny Sieker
March 17, 2010
I worked for many years with Larry at the JI Case Company. He worked in one of my assembly area when I was a Quality Assurance Inspector.He was always upbeat, a good worker and fun to work with. Even though I've been retired for 16 years now and we moved to Missouri , I still remember that smile and that laugh in his voice. My deepest condolences to the Heather famiy.

Rest in Peace Larry.

Curt Wallin
Curtis Wallin
March 16, 2010
I work at Cost Cutters and we all loved when he walked in the door because we knew we would all get a good laugh for the day! Larry was a great guy and I am so sad to hear of his passing. RIP Larry, my thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.
Lisa McNeish
March 16, 2010
I can't believe he is gone and us girls at Cost Cutters won't have his jokes to make us laugh anymore. Sorry to the whole family for your loss. Larry was a great guy and we always enjoyed seeing him!! RIP Larry!
Lisa McNeish
March 16, 2010
My prayers are with the hole Heather family in your time and every ones time of grief. You'll be missed poppason.
Danny Deschler
March 16, 2010
Larry was always the life of the party, even if you're having a bad day, you know Larry would cheer you up. Gonna miss you big guy.
Ricky Jones
March 16, 2010
I miss you so much Pops! You are the greatest! You could always make me laugh, even when you were trying to be "mean".

It's gonna be crazy without you but don't worry, if that cobweb is still on that ceiling it won't be by the time we are done!!

Love You Pops! Forever And Always!
Amber Wrench
March 16, 2010
We are so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He was always so much of a joy to be around and he will be sadly missed. Our prayers, love and condolences go out to his family.
Fred & Kathy Blickle
March 16, 2010
Larry always had a humorous story for any situation. Laughter was such a part of his life and he shared it with everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this time of sorrow. We will all miss his infectious smile.
Linda & Chuck Miles
March 16, 2010