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Lawrence Fiene, MD

Lawrence Fiene, MD

Lawrence Charles Fiene, MD, age 93, died May 21, 2021, at Sparta Community Hospital surrounded by his family.

Dr. Fiene was born in Steeleville, Illinois, to Henry and Ella Fiene.  He married Marianne (Marti) Bolek in 1951 in Chicago, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marianne, and his son, Henry Fiene.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, seven sisters, and one brother:  Gertrude Mueller, Mildred Crouch, Evelyn Hancock, Paula Martin, Rosalie McCaw, Talitha Gremmels, Ruth Alms, and Alfred (Bud) Fiene.

Dr. Fiene is survived by four daughters and two sons:  Kathleen Fiene, James Fiene (Kathy), Jo VanMetre (Bruce), Laura Shalabi (Adel), Eric Fiene, and Rebecca Swift (Craig), and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

It was Dr. Fiene’s wishes to be cremated.  No services are planned at this time.

Condolences may be left for the family at

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Linda Boston says:

    To the family of Dr Fiene! What a great Ledgend! He was my family Doctor. He was the kindest, caring , and loving Doctor anyone could ask for. Always was joking. So honored to have had him for my Doctor. So pleasant all the time. God bless your family. He touched many many lives.
    Sincerely, Linda Boston ❤
    Quincy, IL

  2. Sheila White says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the family of Dr Fiene, so sorry for your loss. He was a great Dr to the Huether family. May he Rest In Peace.
    Sheila Huether White

  3. Jim and Carol Haury says:

    Our well respected family Dr. He made a house call for us and we never forgot. Even after retirement, he always showed concern. He has earned his RIP.

  4. Ella Johnston says:

    Uncle Larry was a very valued person in my life. I remember him visiting at my parents home when he was a student on the U of I Medical School. He was always fun. When I chose my university he and Aunt Marti took me to dinner to try to convince me that the U of I would be better. He was gracious at my sticking to my decision. I hope his family gets comfort from knowing he was a positive person in so many lives. (I’m a daughter of his sister, Mildred)

  5. Laurence H. "Larry" McGuire says:

    You know, there are those people in life that you think they will never leave us. Dr. Fiene was one of those people. Even though he was my physician, he was a friend. He always called me Blarney. He would call that name out anytime he saw me, “Look, there’s Blarney” he would bellow. When he wrote my draft exemption his first draft read, “Recommend you draft this person and send him to a communist country. That way they will find America is not worth fighting for.” He had a great sense of humor. Truly, Dr. Fiene will be missed.

  6. Carolyn Nicholson says:

    Uncle Larry possessed the greatest sense of humor. I have heard him speak many times about his profession. He had a passion for healing.

  7. Doris Hayer Walls says:

    Condolences to the family. Jo & I went to school together. I’ll never forget when he came to my childhood home for a house call!

  8. Bertha Becker says:

    Blessings to the family of Doctor Larry Fiene. He was a great doctor for our entire family. Jack and I always enjoyed his sense of humor and his care for his patients. He will be missed.

  9. Bob & Janice Taylor says:

    We are so sorry to hear this. He was a wonderful doctor who went above & beyond. He was a fun neighbor, too. I can’t express what a blessing he was to our family.

  10. Brenda Glaspy says:

    My condolences to all the family, yes he was our family Doctor and always had something funny to say when I had to go see him.

  11. Lawrence York says:

    He was a amazing person, he delivered me , my sister Sue and brother John.. He will be greatly missed. May he Rest In Peace..

    • Denise Ebers says:

      Gary and I are very sorry to hear about Uncle Lawrence. He was always interested in our family and would have something funny to say. We will miss seeing him. Our prayers and deepest sympathy to his family.

  12. Jean Cairns says:

    Dr Fiene was my doctor when I was a kid. Great doctor! So sorry for your loss!

  13. Paul wisely says:

    So sorry to see my thoughts and prayers to all the family

  14. Valerie Ragland says:

    My prayers and sympathy to his family. Doc Fiene served my people for many years.

  15. Marsha (Hardin) Schwartz says:

    Prayers & Sympathy to all the family! I have wonderful memories of the best Doctor around. He was a great guy.

  16. Lela Gillespie Neisler says:

    My sympathy to the family. Celebrating a life well lived with so much service to others. I also remember Ruth Alms, RN and what a wonderful person she was.

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