OBITUARY

Larry B. Ohrberg

October 19, 1943February 5, 2019
Play Tribute Movie

Larry Ohrberg, 75, of Southaven, MS, formerly of the Quad Cities, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on February 5,2019. Larry was born in Moline, IL to Dale and Vera Louck Ohrberg on October 19, 1943. He married Mary Jo Rettig on October 31, 1964. Larry graduated from Rock Island High School and Blackhawk College. He worked in the printing and graphic arts industry for over 55 years. In 1985 Larry and Mary Jo relocated to Memphis TN. In 1990 Larry started his own business, Carnation Graphics, retiring in 2010. Larry’s passion for learning and mastering new crafts was evident in a multitude of hobbies including photography, woodworking, and creative arts. Larry was an award-winning BBQ chef and competition judge. Larry never met a stranger and was blessed with close friends across the country. His personality was larger than life, and he will be remembered for his sharp sense of humor, generous spirit, and devotion to family and friends. He loved God, his family and friends, the Chicago Bears, barbecue, and his Snowden Grove community. Larry battled cancer for over ten years, but it did not hold him back. He volunteered at the West Cancer Clinic. Larry devoted himself to lifting-up and encouraging others and lived every day of his life fully. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Jo; children Kelly (Art) Leone, Dayton, OH; Paul (Christine) Ohrberg, Olive Branch, MS; and Tim (Carolee) Ohrberg, Southaven, MS; grandchildren Gina and Vincent Leone; Andrew, Juliana and Faith Ohrberg; and many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Wings Organization West Cancer Clinic, DeSoto; or any favorite charity. Special thanks to Encompass Hospice Care. Larry’s cremated remains will be inurned at St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Moline, IL, at a future date. Feel free to leave online condolences at BrantleyFuneral.com

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Jo Ohrberg, Wife
  • Kelly Leone (Art), Child
  • Paul Ohrberg (Christine), Child
  • Tim Ohrberg (Carolee), Child
  • He also leaves his grandchildren Gina and Vincent Leone; Andrew, Juliana and Faith Ohrberg; and many nieces and nephews.

    He was born to Dale and Vera Louck Ohrberg.
  • DONATIONS

  • made to Wings Organization West Cancer Clinic, DeSoto

Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, February 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Larry B. Ohrberg

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
David Rogers

February 10, 2019

Larry and I, met at Memphis Photo. There was one chair in there and many times I would find Larry in there holding court in the chair. He was always nice to everyone. Thoughtful as well. He and I would always talk about cameras, and photography, mixing a few current events in as well. He found out that I was doing the play To Kill a Mockingbird and he called me and wanted to know if it would be okay to come down and take photos. He brought his favorite camera and shot the show from beginning to end. He called a few days later and said he had some photos for me. To my amazement and of great expense to him, he brought me these large prints of the play. He just enjoyed the fact he made you feel good. Thanks for everything!

Rick Putman

February 8, 2019

My family and I moved to this area in 1996, I met Larry shortly thereafter. Larry immediately adopted me and my family ( my wife and four sons ). He said “call me Uncle Larry”, and from that moment on he became a family member living up to the title of “Uncle” in every way to the fullest, ultimately becoming my mentor and a trusted friend I could always depend on.

Joe Payne

February 8, 2019

Mary Jo and Family:

I will always remember Larry as one of the kindest people I’ve had the honor to know. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing.
It has been a long time since our families were last together in the Quad Cities, but please know that we are all with you in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Joe Payne

Jon Rettig

February 8, 2019

I was about 10 years old. Larry came to the door with a guitar. He sang Home Home on the Range to Mary Jo! I don't remember how well he sang, but it must have been good ... they got married and made their home together for half a century ... Larry sure was a great guy. He will be missed. We love you Mary Jo.

Ellen Yates

February 8, 2019

We met Larry ("Two R") when we visited our friend Vickie in Snowden Grove.. He was one of the neighbors who made an impact on us during our short acquaintance, as we felt like he was already our friend. He introduced Jeff to the ROMEO's and showed up on the final day of our latest visit with 20 orange (Go Vols!) ROMEO buttons for his East Tennessee friend to share with the Retired Old Men who Eat Out together each week. That group of men, who never met Larry, will remember his thoughtfulness.

Mary Jo, we will look for you on that lovely golf cart next time we come to Southaven - and we will be missing your sweet husband.

Ellen and Jeff Yates

Kim Van Wyk

February 8, 2019

I went to college with Kelly , have been friends since 1983. wonderful knowing her parents and family all these years too. So sorry for this family’s loss indeed. May many fond happy memories be forever in your hearts and souls! May Heavenly peace be with you all during this difficult time. Much love and hugs! Kim

jean koch

February 8, 2019

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Aunt Mary Jo ,Tim, Kelly, Paul and the family.

charles holley

February 7, 2019

My wife Darlyne and I want to send our condolences.Larry and I had some great times talking GRAPHIC ARTS,PRINTING and most of all,PHOTOGRAPHY.My wife and I lived in East Moline for years,the last 25 years in Scottsdale,Arizona.But I have very fond memories being with Larry.Gods Blessings for Larry,s family .GBY Chuck & Darlyne Holley

Regina Knobloch

February 7, 2019

The Ahern family from Silvis sends their love!

Barb Johnston

February 7, 2019

Special memories of the entire Ohrberg family are swirling around in my head. Larry was bigger than life and “ fun “was a part of all of his interests. His dedication to his family and friends was outstanding. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with all of the very special Ohrberg’s. His earthly battle has been completed and his heavenly fun is just beginning. Love to all! You were one of a kind, Larry!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Larry Ohrberg, 75, of Southaven, MS, formerly of the Quad Cities, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on February 5,2019. Larry was born in Moline, IL to Dale and Vera Louck Ohrberg on October 19, 1943. He married Mary Jo Rettig on October 31, 1964. Larry graduated from Rock Island High School and Blackhawk College. He worked in the printing and graphic arts industry for over 55 years. In 1985 Larry and Mary Jo relocated to Memphis TN. In 1990 Larry started his own business, Carnation Graphics, retiring in 2010. Larry’s passion for learning and mastering new crafts was evident in a multitude of hobbies including photography, woodworking, and creative arts. Larry was an award-winning BBQ chef and competition judge.
Larry never met a stranger and was blessed with close friends across the country. His personality was larger than life, and he will be remembered for his sharp sense of humor, generous spirit, and devotion to family and friends. He loved God, his family and friends, the Chicago Bears, barbecue, and his Snowden Grove community. Larry battled cancer for over ten years, but it did not hold him back. He volunteered at the West Cancer Clinic. Larry devoted himself to lifting-up and encouraging others and lived every day of his life fully. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Jo; children Kelly (Art) Leone, Dayton, OH; Paul (Christine) Ohrberg, Olive Branch, MS; and Tim (Carolee) Ohrberg, Southaven, MS; grandchildren Gina and Vincent Leone; Andrew, Juliana and Faith Ohrberg; and many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Wings Organization West Cancer Clinic, DeSoto; or any favorite charity. Special thanks to Encompass Hospice Care. Larry’s cremated remains will be inurned at St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Moline, IL, at a future date. Feel free to leave online condolences at BrantleyFuneral.com