Lawrence C. "Larry" Foehrkolb

February 23, 1948 ~ March 21, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Lawrence C. "Larry" Foehrkolb Obituary

Lawrence C. "Larry" Foehrkolb, 76, of East Moline, passed away Thursday 21 March 2024 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, IA.

A memorial mass will be held at 10:00am Wednesday 27 March at Christ the King Catholic Church, Moline. Larry's memorial mass will be live-streamed, and may be viewed on the church website, Burial, with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 227, will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. A rosary will be recited at 3:00pm Tuesday 26 March at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, with visitation from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.  Memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House or Christ the King Church.

Larry was born 23 February 1948 in Bettendorf, Iowa, son of Cletus and Mary Foehrkolb. He married Susan Balkan on 8 August 1970 in East Moline.

Larry was a US Navy and Vietnam veteran. He was the recipient of several honors, to include a Navy Unit Commendation and the Navy Achievement Medal for Valor in Combat.

He retired from Moline Paint/ValSpar, Moline, after never quite landing his dream job as an eye closer at a sardine factory in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Larry was kind hearted and loved to share a story, making everyone feel welcomed. He was a lover of books, Westerns, the outdoors, and would share his sense of humor with anyone nearby. Larry possessed innate superior card playing ability, although he'd occasionally allow miserable lowlife bottom-feeding egg sucking curs and snot-nosed punk kids to win.

Surviving are his wife, Susan, of East Moline; son, Matthew (Colleen) Foehrkolb, Herndon, VA; daughter, Jamie (Chris) Hendrickx, Plant City, FL; grandchildren, Grace and Rowan; brothers, Clark Foehrkolb, Silvis, IL and Keith (Lisa) Foehrkolb, Colona, IL; sister, Nancy Widger, Beecher, IL; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family.

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Recitation of the Rosary
March 26, 2024

3:00 PM
Van Hoe Funeral Home
1500 6th Street
East Moline, IL 61244

Memorial Visitation
March 26, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Van Hoe Funeral Home
1500 6th Street
East Moline, IL 61244

Memorial Mass
March 27, 2024

10:00 AM
Christ the King Catholic Church
3209 60th St
Moline, IL 61265


Rock Island National Cemetery, East Moline


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