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SS Peter and Paul Church
Friday February 23rd, 2018

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Larry Francis Laurent

Larry Francis Laurent, 79, of Waterloo, IL, died February 20, 2018, at his residence in Waterloo, IL. He was born December 24, 1938, in Prairie du Rocher, IL.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lola (nee Almand) Laurent; his five daughters Lela Laurent (Scott Topp), Linda Laurent, Loretta Laurent, Lois Gyore (Kevin) and Lisa Schaefer; as well as three grandchildren Jacob Gyore, Katy Gyore and Fritz Schaefer; his brother Stan (Dorothy) Laurent; sisters Leola Robert and Pauline Laurent; & sister-in-law Myrtle Laurent.

He is preceded in death by his parents Elmer & Pearl A. (nee Weigard) Laurent; brother Marvin Laurent; and son-in-law J.R. Schaefer.

Larry enjoyed gardening and traveling. Larry had many wonderful memories spent camping and with the Moonshine Campers Club. He loved his pets Bo, Lucy and Buster, all of whom brought Larry solace in his later years.

Larry was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church parish, Knights of Columbus - Columbia, IL, St. Louis Silent Club, St. Louis Silent Club Deaf Hall of Fame for Basketball and St. Louis Catholic Deaf Society.

Larry gifted his children with the love of the outdoors and a strong work ethic.

What a gift to fall asleep in your own bed and wake up in heaven.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church or Masses

9 AM until time of service Friday, February 23, 2018 at SS Peter & Paul Church
Funeral Mass:
10 AM Friday, February 23, 2018 at SS Peter & Paul Church in Waterloo, IL
Father Osang Idagbo C.M. officiating
Interment at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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So sorry to hear about your dad. Saying a prayer for comfort for all of you. Tommie (stumpf) Mcnamara

Tommie Mar 2 2018 12:00 AM

I would like to express my condolences to the family and friends of Larry Laurent. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father, Jehovah, return your dear one to you. May the Lord, Jesus Christ himself and God our Father who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope through undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm. (2Thessalonians 2:16,17)

Marie Mile Feb 28 2018 12:00 AM

Dearest my friend, Lola Laurent, I am keeping Larry Laurent in my prayers. He is proud of you for helping St. Louis Catholic Deaf Society and we owe many thanks to you and Larry for supporting Deaf Catholics in your area. Keep it up and we are hoping that Larry would help us in our activities here. With love and prayers, Joseph Thermadom

Joseph Thermadom Feb 23 2018 12:00 AM

I'm thinking of you all today and sending prayers and love to the entire family.I have many fond memories of Uncle Larry and his infectious smile. He was a bright light andwill be missed by all who knew and loved him. I'm so sorry and sad that we can not attend the service today. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love and hugs to you all - Nikki

Nikki Boehm Feb 23 2018 12:00 AM

A Mixed Fruit Basket was ordered on February 22, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Feb 22 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Laurent

Joe Barringer Feb 22 2018 12:00 AM

A Rays of Summer Sunshine was ordered on February 22, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Feb 22 2018 12:00 AM

Lois you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May your good memories of your Dad help you and your family through this time of grief.

Melanie and David Strowmatt Feb 22 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Laurent

Paul Miller Feb 22 2018 12:00 AM

A Sweet and Warm Remembrance Table Arrangement was sent on February 22, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss, and will always remember the man who took me camping, and drove the green Jimmy up into our yard! Love, Stacy

Expression of Sympathy Feb 22 2018 12:00 AM

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