OBITUARY

Larry Richard Vanderwerf

July 14, 1939April 1, 2021
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PEKIN ~ Larry Richard Vanderwerf, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 9:23 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2021 at his residence.

Born July 14, 1939 in Peoria to Richard and Lillian (Kreps) Vanderwerf, he married Phyllis Sisk on July 15, 1972 at First Baptist Church in Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Kara (Lonnie) Krahn of Pekin and Julie (Troy) Coon of Manito; and three grandchildren, Andrew Krahn, Katelyn Krahn and Brayden Coon.

His parents preceded him in death.

He worked at Caterpillar, Inc. for 37 years, retiring in 2000 as a machinist.

Larry enjoyed woodworking, trains, and model trains. He was part of a dartball league for years and loved spending time with his family and grandkids.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Officiated by Rev. Stephen Greer. His graveside service will follow at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tim Sisk
  • Rick Myers
  • Chase Sisk
  • Keith Diegel
  • Andrew Krahn
  • Randy Gardner

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

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Brenda Skaggs

April 3, 2021

I met Larry and Phyllis several times over the years at family gatherings. ..his daughter Julie is married to my nephew Troy Coon...each time I was in Larry's presence he had a smile on his face and expressed his love for his wife...and daughters Julie and Kara. Rest in Peace Larry and know that your beautiful daughters will watch over Phyllis.

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