Lawrence "Larry" Moravek, 70, of Wheaton, born February 1, 1947 he passed away May 6, 2017. Larry is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kay; Son, Tad (Marybeth); Daughter, Mia (Derek) Jamison; Sister, Linda (Don) Danner, niece Deborah; Sister-in-law, Megan Booth; five loving grandchildren, John and Grace Moravek, Jack and Kira Jamison and Holli Hillstrom (Keith ). Larry also loved his Uncle Vic, two nephews, Matt and Sean Zeleny, many cousins, friends, fishing buddies and business associates.
Memorial visitation Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home 430 E. Roosevelt Rd. Wheaton 60187. Army dedication ceremony 7:15 p.m. Mass of Christian burial Thursday, May 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Daniel the Prophet 101 West Loop Drive Wheaton, IL 60189. Interment at Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton.
After a valiant attempt to stay and insure his loved ones were cared for, God had a larger need for Larry than we.
A Graduate of Western Michigan University, Larry graduated as a Lieutenant and attended Officer Training Camp in Fort Sill Oklahoma where he achieved Captain status and was honored as a National Champion Rifle Marksman in the U.S. Army and National Guard from 1970-1978.
After years in sales with US Steel, Clearview Plastics, Stone Container and Smurfit Stone, Larry patented his first industrial packaging bag and opened Lawrence Packaging International Inc. in 1999. Almost 20 years later, Lpii is a thriving business shared with his family who will continue his "bag man" legacy.
An avid fly fisherman, time spent in Wisconsin, Colorado, Minnesota, Canada on the Bighorn River in Montana brought him much joy over the past 25 years.
As Captain Grandpa, 20 plus years of summers on Lake Geneva with Kay, the kids, grandkids and special friends was his way of sharing his love of boating and a nearby retreat to enjoy lake life.
A wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, grandpa, friend and colleague, he will be missed by many and remembered by all as a truly kind and generous man.
In lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations to one of several favorite charities of Larry's:
Christian Children's Fund
Doctor's Without Borders
A Special Thank You to all the staff of Edward Hospital Oncology Services and Seasons Hospice for truly holistic and nurturing care and Camelot Education for their
"Family Matters" support.