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Larry Kirgan

Larry Kirgan

Larry M. Kirgan, 71, of Coulterville, IL; born on September 29, 1942 in Odin, IL; passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.

Mr. Kirgan owned grocery stores for over 42 years and was a meatcutter. He was the owner and operator of the Marissa Food Mart. He was a member of the Lions Club; Masonic Lodge; Ainad Shriners; Marissa Chamber of Commerce. He served with the Ashley Fire Dept from 1968-1983. And was a former member and past president of the Ashely Grade School Board. Larry enjoyed traveling and had visited all 50 states and serveral foreign countries. He loved woodworking and mowing grass. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Most of all he loved his family and especially his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Harry and Ozelma, nee Brewer, Kirgan. One brother-in-law – John Kramm.

He is survived by his loving wife Sue, nee Davidson, Kirgan whom he married on September 5, 1961 in Woodlawn, IL. He children – Gail (Tim) Laskowski of Marissa, IL; Karen (Steve) Grawe of Hoffman, IL; Rodney (Sharon Baum) Kirgan of Richview, IL; Dwayne (Tina Madison) Kirgan of Nashville, IL; Kevin (Sarah) Kirgan of Ashley, IL. 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Two brothers – Vernace (Betty) Kirgan; Lyle (Linda) Kirgan. Two sisters – Irma Kramm; Janice (Dick) Sturman. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Siteman Cancer Research Center.

Visitation: Friends may call from at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Monday, May 5, 2014 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 2:00pm with Rev. James Ryan officiating.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Dear Kirgan Family, I am so sorry for your huge loss. Larry gave me my first job as checkout girl. He was such a kind, funny and wonderful soul. I remember that giant swordfish he caught and had mounted above the meat counter! May God bless you during this difficult time. I am positive my dad, Bill, was there to greet him and glad to see him. This is hard…find comfort in your sweet memories and with each other. Love, sara shelton

    Posted by: sara shelton – st louis, MO – family friend May 02, 2014

  2. Administrator says:

    Prayers to the Family

    Posted by: Cheryl Ogden and Loren Drummond – New NBaden, IL May 02, 2014

  3. Administrator says:

    Larry was the best father in law a girl could ask for. Trace and Raven loved him dearly. We will miss him tremendously. We love you.

    Posted by: Sarah Kirgan – Ashley, IL – daughter in law May 02, 2014

  4. Administrator says:

    Our Deepest Sympathies.

    Posted by: Jeff and Chris Wreath – Nashville, IL May 03, 2014

  5. Administrator says:

    Mr. Larry ran a mom& pop grocery store for years. He told me his hobby was trying to stay in 1,000 motels in his lifetime .He saved the matches from a lot of them.

    Virgil Vollmer-Coulterville

    Posted by: A friend May 03, 2014

  6. Administrator says:

    No words can relieve the pain you are feeling but please accept our deepest sympathy at the loss of your dear husband, father, and grandfather. We fondly remember Larry from his “Ashley” days in Washington County.

    Posted by: Leo and Ruth Barczewski – Richview, IL – Friend May 03, 2014

  7. Administrator says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the family.

    Posted by: Tina (Bielong) Cutler – IL May 03, 2014

  8. Administrator says:

    He had a very nice personality. Always quick with a smile. He was a nice, caring man.

    Posted by: A friend May 03, 2014

  9. Administrator says:

    As we go thru life we meet alot of people , but when we met Larry & his family we met true friends. Our thoughts & Prayers are with the Kirgan family.

    Posted by: Terry and Lori Curtis – walnut hill, IL – Friend May 04, 2014

  10. Administrator says:

    Sue and Family, We were so shocked to hear the news about Larry. He was always the friend in school or anywhere for that matter that had a smile on his face. We have been distanced by living miles apart. Today you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold you all in the palms of his hand so the hurt will go away but the memories remain in abundance.

    Posted by: Jerome & JoAnn Barczewski – Ashley, IL – former neighbor, school friend May 04, 2014

  11. Administrator says:

    Larry was an extremely kind and generous man. He always had a smile on his face and something nice to say. He will truly be missed.

    Posted by: Jeanne Schmierbach – Marissa, IL – Friend May 05, 2014

  12. Administrator says:

    Uncle Larry was good man with a great sense of humor. He loved life and aways lived each day to the fullest. He will be missed.

    Posted by: Terry and Debi Kramm and Family – Clinton, MO – Nephew May 05, 2014

  13. Administrator says:

    My prayers and sympathy to you Sue and the family. Larry was a great boss when I worked at the Ashley IGA Supermarket while in high school and up to January, 1971, when I entered the U.S. Army. I loved working at the IGA store with him. May the Lord be with you………………………………………..

    Posted by: Bud Stelzriede – Glen Carbon, IL – An Old Friend From Ashley May 08, 2014

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