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Larry L. Pomrenke

December 23, 1932 ~ June 22, 2022 (age 89)



Larry L. Pomrenke, 89, of Delavan, passed away at Hopedale Nursing Home on June 22, 2022.


He was born on December 23, 1932 in Delavan to David J. and M. Ruth Godby Pomrenke. He married Elisabeth M. Lolling Arnold on June 29, 1957 in Hartsburg, IL, and she passed away February 18, 1999. He leaves a special friend, Anne Martin of East Peoria.


Survivors include his children: Dennis (Lynne) Arnold, Lesa (Dale) Eeten, of Delavan, Lori (Brad) Brown of Michigan, and David (Joanna) Pomrenke of Normal, IL, 12 grandchildren: Nickie (Craig) Williams, Donnie (Tonya) Arnold, Brian Eeten, Brooke (Chris) Ciaccio, Natalie (Thomas) Wallis, Lyndsay (Henry) Holmes, Katie Brown, Adam Hardaway, Bradley (Fiancé Emily Clemmons) Brown, David Lye, Sophie, and Andy Pomrenke, and 8 great-grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Judy Pomrenke also survive.


His parents; one sister, Kay Robbins; and three brothers, Davey, Robert (Bobbie), and Henry preceded him in death.


He graduated from Delavan High School in 1950 and served in the National Guard. He retired from Caterpillar in East Peoria after 45 years of service. He was also a carpenter for many years.


He was an active member of American Legion post 382 in Delavan where he served as  commander and served as past alderman for the city.  He was a faithful member of Christ Lutheran Church in Delavan and had various positions within the church throughout his life. He also served his community through many volunteer positions of the years. He loved people and spending time with his family and was a hard worker.


Larry also loved reading, traveling, music, and ballroom dancing before he had to rely on a walker to get around. He will be truly missed by all that knew him.


His funeral will be at 11:00 am Monday, June 27, 2022 at Christ Lutheran Church in Delavan.  Pastor David Jacob will officiate.  Visitation will be from 9:30 am to 10:45 am Monday at the church.  Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Delavan is handling the arrangements.


Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church.


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