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Larry Eugene HumbleFebruary 6, 1937 ~ March 19, 2017 (age 80)
BLOOMINGTON – Larry Eugene Humble, 80 of Bloomington, died at 2:25 p.m., Sunday March 19, 2017 at his residence.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated for Larry at 10:00 a.m., Saturday March 25 at Visitation Church, St. John Paul II Parish in Kewanee. Celebrant will be Fr. Johndamaseni Zilimu. There will be a visitation Friday, March 24 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Beck Memorial Home in Bloomington and additional visitation from 9:00-9:45 a.m., Saturday at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan and the family asks that in honor of Larry please wear your Cubs attire at both the visitation and funeral. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kewanee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Hospital Foundation or Home Sweet Home Ministries.
Larry was an only child born to Howard and Carol (Smith) Humble. He married Elizabeth “Betty” Duytschaver on May 4, 1957. She and his parents preceded him in death. He is survived by three children, Teri (John) Goembel of Danvers, Mark (Heidi) Humble of Bloomington, and Lynda (Scott) Baugh of Bloomington. He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, Niki, Sheli, Amanda, Kati, Cassandra, Stephanie, George, Melissa, Nathan, Tony, Tori, Anthony and Treyton as well as eleven great-grandchildren and his beloved dog Snickers.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bloomington. He worked thirty-nine years for Growmark in Bloomington. He retired December 31, 1998. He also spent time working with FS and Illinois Grain. He held numerous positions which required six moves. He enjoyed virtually every minute of his career. Larry and Betty took numerous road trips relishing just being able to “take off” with no specific destination in mind and no plans or reservations. Larry enjoyed relating tales of these adventures to his friends. He claimed that they were the only people to have driven from Bloomington to Gettysburg, PA by way of Biloxi, MS. On one trip, they visited eight national parks and on another trip lost a piece of luggage in New Orleans that ended up in Houston. He would always end his stories by asking, “Have you ever spent the night in Horseheads, NY?” Larry spent many hours researching the fate of his father, who remains a POW/MIA of WWII.
Larry suggested that his friends have a VO Manhattan in his memory.