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Larry Wennlund

October 31, 1941 — May 15, 2022

Larry Wennlund
Donald Larry Wennlund, age 80 of New Lenox, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Lightways Hospice, Joliet, IL. Larry was born in DeKalb, IL to the late Donald F. and Gertrude (nee Carlson) Wennlund. Beloved husband of over 58 years of Shirley Ann (nee Major) Wennlund; loving father of Jayna (Dean) DeAngelis, Cass (Michelle) Wennlund, Dr. Joelle (Michael Snyder) Wennlund, and Kara (Cory) Singer; cherished grandfather of Patrick (Ellie) Gunville, Nicholas DeAngelis, Derek (Jorie) Ellenberger, Alyssa (Ben) Hecke, Thomas (Ashley) Stein, Colt Wennlund, Luke Wennlund, Dr. Courtney (Andrew) Donahoe, Sydney (Jake) Schleicher, Cassidy Cleveland, Charley Cleveland, Cal Singer, and Sam Singer; proud great grandfather of Amelia and Adeline Gunville, Liam, Mariellen, and Julianne Hecke, Drake and Camden Ellenberger, and Sadie Schleicher; dear brother of the late Patricia JoAnn (late Albert) McCullough, Billy (Rosemarie) Wennlund, and Marsha (Rich) Been. Larry practiced law in Will County for over 50 years. He served as State Representative for the Lincoln-Way area for many years, and also served as New Lenox Township Trustee, and New Lenox Township Clerk. He was also a teacher and former member and President of the New Lenox School District 122 Board, and a member and past President of the New Lenox Lions Club. Most of all, Larry was positive and helpful to any who needed it. If there was someone who could and would get it done, it was Larry. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Larry’s name to Lightways Hospice in Joliet or Trinity Lutheran Church, New Lenox would be appreciated. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 102 E. Francis Rd, New Lenox on Friday, May 20, 2022, from 3pm – 7pm. Funeral Service will be at 10:00am on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church, New Lenox. Interment at Marshall Cemetery, New Lenox Twp. will be private.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, May 20, 2022

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Kurtz Memorial Chapel - New Lenox

102 East Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 21, 2022

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