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Lawrence "Larry" D. Emm

Lawrence “Larry” D. Emm, 73 of Streator passed away Wednesday morning (December 4, 2019) at the OSF Center for Health, Streator.

A visitation will be held Sunday from 3 – 6 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home with the rosary recited at 6 PM.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 11:00 AM at the St. Michael the Archangel Church with Monsignor Phillip Halfacre officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Stephen’s Cemetery with full military honors conducted by members of the Streator American Legion Post 217 and Streator VFW Post 1492.

Serving as pallbearers will be sons Tim, Brad and Ryan Emm, son-in-law, Tyler Wright, friends Robert Gray and Shayne Schuler.  Honorary will be the 3rd Degree Members of the Monsignor George A Dzuryo Knights of Columbus.

Larry was born on September 26, 1946 in Streator to Norman and Goldie (Robinson) Emm.  He married Patricia “Pat” Stasko on August 11, 1966.  They were married for 53 years. They celebrated their 50th anniversary with mass at St. Michael’s Parish they renewed their vows by Monsignor Halfacre.  Then followed by a trip to Hawaii to celebrate. She survives.

Also surviving are sons; Tim (Haleigh) Emm of Streator, Brad (Jennifer) Emm of West Hills, CA and Ryan Emm of Streator, daughter, Megan (Tyler) Wright of Streator, 5 grandchildren, Sydney, Zachary, Sophie, Tristan and Aria, 1 due in December of 2019 and 1 due in March of 2020., sister Linda Rapson of Streator and several nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Donald and Phillip, sisters, Charlotte Michael, Karen Shepard, Sharon Berekmeyer, Patricia Goodrich and Norma Wright.

Larry attended Woodland School and he received is diploma in 2018.  He retired from Thatcher Glass in the C.M.R shop (Central Machine Repair).  Larry served in the US Marines during Vietnam from 1966 – 1968.  He was a member of the Streator V.F.W. Post 1492, Streator American Legion Post 217, DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Marine Corp League, St. Michael the Archangel Church, Life Member of the Streator Vietnam Veterans and the Streator Knights of Columbus.

Larry joined the Streator Vietnam Veterans Group in 1985 for the building of the Streator Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Memorial was completed in October of 1986 due to the dedication of all the members involved each bringing their set of skills in it’s building. Larry is also a Life Member of Howard County Vietnam Veterans in Kokomo Indiana where he has attended the annual Veterans Reunions for over 30 years. He also attends his own Vietnam Company reunions since the 1990’s.

Larry worked on the Vietnam Veterans Museum for several months in down town Chicago hanging the 58,000 plus dog tags in the entrance to the museum. Larry worked tirelessly to see that those Killed in Action in Vietnam got the proper respect. Larry has spent most of his adult life supporting all Veterans and seeing that they got the proper respect. Larry is the flag folder for the burial detail team here in Streator. The Burial team see’s that any Veterans family who wants a Military Funeral gets one no matter what the weather. Larry and a team of Veterans from the American Legion and the VFW perform this Ritual at not cost to the Veterans family. Larry has been a member of the team for over 20 years.

His hobbies were spending time with his grandkids, he also enjoyed spending with his family, friends and supporting local Veterans.

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Dear Pat,
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and my prayers during this difficult time.
Marianne (Walsh) Stutzman

Marianne (Walsh) Stutzman Dec 10 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lawrence "Larry" Emm

Dawanna & Russell Adams Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM

RIP Larry. Pat and family I am so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed by so many

Roseann Ragusa Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lawrence "Larry" Emm

Ron & Beth Conner Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM

I Love you through
the miles, and tears
Auntie Patsy, and Family!
I wish that I could be with all of you todayAuntie Patsy, and Family. As you lay to rest Your Amazing Husband,
My Outstanding Uncle!
Who was Loved by Me! and who also was Treasured also
By many, Both Near and Far away. His acts of Bravery as
A marine Serving in The Veitnam War era and in making sure all who served recieved proper burial, No matter their situation, It gives me
Great pride to know that He treated his fellow Veterans
with Dignity and respect!
I Loved you in Life Uncle more then you shall ever know! and now I'm So sad to let you go! Though you are going to a place, Where So much Joy and Fond Memories, and also Happiness awaits you!
So Many Family members including your Parents, and your Brother's and also Your
Sister's too!
They are awaiting your arrival
at those "Pearly Gates"
to Greet You
Dear Uncle
Thank you for coming to My Mother, and Me, and My Siblings and Giving My Own Father a Proper Military Burial also!
It was in those Hardest times Dear Sweet Uncle,of My Own Life as a Young girl ,
When we too had to Lay to Rest your Brother, My Father that I think for that was one True
Big reason, That You grew upon My Heart, and you made me feel Loved like I still had Family! Even though My Daddy Your Brother was gone!
So Please Uncle!
Say Hello to My Daddy,
Your Brother Donald for me,Also The Rest of Our Amazing Extended family living in Heaven who are waiting to show you around and there to help you to get aquainted,and familiar with your next chapter of life.
I Loved You on Earth,
and I Love you
To Infinity and Beyond
Go to The Light!
Dear Sweet Uncle,
Your time on Earth
has been served
Your Beautiful Family,
They all are in My Prayers.

Melody Emm Del Arroz Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM

Please accept our sincere condolences. May God's peace and love be of comfort to you in the days ahead.

Greg and Barb Lentman Dec 6 2019 12:00 AM

Larry has folded his last Flag, RIP old buddy. The memory that stands out was back when we were Cub Scout Leaders together, when the two of us were alone, in a vehicle passing a Church Larry always made the sign of the cross, He was a man of many facets for sure! Deeply Religious and Devoted to his Country

RANDALL G KAKARA Dec 6 2019 12:00 AM

Pat & family, I am very sorry for your loss. May happy memories bring you some measure of comfort in your grief.

Carrie Warfield Dec 6 2019 12:00 AM

RIP Uncle Larry, You were a great brave an funny man
Always remembered forever never forgotten...tucked away in our hearts till we meet again

Ondrea Dec 6 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lawrence "Larry" Emm

Kevin Kusnerik Dec 5 2019 12:00 AM

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