Lawrence R. “Larry” Straeter, age 85, of St. Rose, passed away Sunday, March 29, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. A funeral Mass of Christian burial for 85 year-old Lawrence R. “Larry” Straeter will be Tuesday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m., in the St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Rose Church. Moss Funeral Home in Breese is handling the arrangements.
He was born in St. Rose, August 25, 1929 to Frank and Elizabeth (Schrage) Straeter.
Married Marie Jansen October 25, 1955 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Albers and she survives.
Also surviving are his sons William (Tammy) Straeter of St. Rose, Richard (Rose) Straeter of Mt. Vernon, Jerome Straeter of St. Rose, Andrew (Coletta) Straeter of St. Rose, Joseph Straeter of Evansville, IN, Dan Straeter of Highland.
13 grandchildren Curtis (Precious), Kelsey, Kirstie, Colby, Mark, Jeanette, Logan, Dane, Vance, Collin, Madison, Nathan, Ryan Straeter. 3 step grandchildren Greg, Matthew, Heather Gumbel.
Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Mary E. Straeter, Clara Schachner, Adele Jansen, Marie Jansen, Ed (Norman) Jansen, Norbert Jansen.
Preceded in death by his parents, brothers Al Straeter, Vic Straeter, sisters, Veronica Ratermann, Ann Stoff, Rose Mary Straeter, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Esther Straeter, Vic Ratermann, Harold Stoff, Albert and Catherine Jansen, Ray Jansen, Leo and Henrietta Jansen, Vince Jansen, Ludwig Jansen, Sr. Eulogia Jansen A.S.C., Martha (Al) Varel, Estella (Al) Heiman, Robert Schachner.
Larry graduated from St. Henry’s Seminary in 1947, He was a dairy farmer and maintenance and secretary for St. Rose Water District for 25 years. He loved baseball and following the St. Louis Cardinals.
Member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Men’s Sodality, past lector, Eucharistic minister, and church choir. Breese American Legion Post 252, St. Rose Development Club, He served on St. Joseph Hospital Board and Mater Dei School board.
Moss Funeral Home
535 North 5th
Breese, IL 62230