June 30, 1934 - December 15, 2020
Lawrence J. “Larry” Walsh, age 86, of Bourbonnais, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at his home surrounded by his children. Larry was born on June 30, 1934 in Chicago, the son of Orville and Ellen (Hoover) Walsh and stepson to Doreen Walsh. He married Rita LeClaire on November 24, 1956 at St. George Catholic Church. Larry was a United States Army Veteran that served during the Korean War. Following his military career, Larry was a heavy machine operator with International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 in Joliet. Larry was an active parishioner of St. George Catholic Church where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and on the Parish Council. He also served on the St. George School Board. In his spare time he loved to golf, fish and spend time with his wife, children and grandchildren. Surviving are his children; two sons, Tim Walsh of Clawson, Michigan, Chris Walsh of Bourbonnais; seven daughters, Sister Jackie Walsh, OSB, of Rock Island, Brenda Noe of Joliet, Laura Chapa of Downers Grove, Lisa (Rick) Nelson of Elmhurst, Sue (Tom) Chavez of Elmhurst, Mary (Bruce) Kato of Austin, Texas, Angie (John) Bradshaw of Washington, DC; thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Rita (John) Mroz and Linda (Fred) Mancuso; and one brother and sister-in-law, Mark (Michele) Walsh of Bourbonnais. Preceding him in death was his wife of 59 years, Rita M.Walsh; his parents; brothers, Tom Walsh, Dan Walsh, Paul Walsh, George Dutcher, Ron Dutcher, Art Rutledge; one sister, Pat Burns; and one grandson, Brandon M. Walsh. A private family memorial mass will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020 at St. George Catholic Church. Inurnment will be in St. George Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The American Cancer Society or Muscular Dystrophy Association. Arrangements are by Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home Bourbonnais.
Lawrence J. “Larry” Walsh, age 86, of Bourbonnais, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at his home surrounded by his children. Larry was born on June 30, 1934 in Chicago, the son of Orville and Ellen (Hoover) Walsh... View Obituary & Service Information
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