Karger, Lawrence R. 80, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1967. Born December 16, 1931 in Elgin, IL. Larry bravely fought his cancer and heart disease and peacefully passed away on December 19, 2011 with his family at his side. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Kathie (nee Forster); his devoted children, James Karger and Krista (Greg) Leofanti, both of Naperville; his wonderful grandchildren, Isabelle and Giana Leofanti; his sister, Mary Schulz of Elgin and his niece, Katie Schulz; as well as many wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence K. and Bernice Karger. Larry was a member of the football team and a graduate of St Edward High School, Elgin Class of 1949. He honorably served his country as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves. After college, Larry began his lifelong career as a salesman. He held various sales positions at several companies before starting his own successful machinery business, Hobson Industries, in 1978. Larry was a devoted father and was active in his children's lives. He not only was their biggest fan, but he also coached several of their school and little league teams. He loved being outdoors in the sunshine and enjoyed swimming and golf. Larry was an active parishioner at Ss Peter & Paul Church. He had a deep love for animals, especially his dogs. Above all, Larry was a loving husband and father and treasured every moment he spent with his grandkids. For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Larry's life, memorials to the
or the MDS Leukemia Association would be greatly appreciated. Visitation will be Thursday, December 22, 9:00 to 10:0 AM at St Patrick's Residence, 1400 Brookdale Road, Naperville. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel at St Patrick's Residence. Interment will follow at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville. Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services 44 South Mill St, Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 355 0213 www.friedrichjones.com
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Published in Courier News on Dec. 21, 2011