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McLEAN -- Larry G. Leipold, 63, of McLean,
died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at 5:10 p.m. at OSF St. Joseph Medical
Center in Bloomington.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at McLean Christian
Church, with Tony Billingsley officiating. Visitation will be at the
church from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service on
Burial will be in McLean Cemetery.
Funeral Home in Atlanta is handling arrangements.
Mr. Leipold was a laborer in Laborers' Local 362
for over 30 years. He worked at Tobin's Pizza, J.L.
Wroan & Sons and retired from Warloe Construction in
June of 1995. Though he retired from construction,
he never really retired, working at the Towanda post
office as a substitute rural mail carrier and
delivering the Pantagraph newspaper for the last 15
He was born Aug. 5, 1945, in Bloomington, to L.A.
"Ham" and Eula Harris Leipold. He married Sharon C.
Green on Jan. 28, 1967, in Bloomington.
He is survived by his wife; his parents, of
Bloomington; one son, Gregory (and Sheila) Leipold
of Bloomington; one daughter, Kimberly K. Leipold of
Minneapolis, Minn.; three grandchildren, Alison,
Clayton and Whitney, all of Bloomington; and his
in-laws, Alma Green of Bloomington, John and Alice
Green of Bloomington, and Karla (and Richard)
Schultz of Chenoa.
He coached youth baseball for several years in
McLean. He also umpired slow-pitch softball and
refereed basketball for several years in McLean
He was a member of the McLean Jaycees.
He graduated from Bloomington High School in
He was an avid fan of NASCAR, the Chicago Bears and
St. Louis Cardinals. He also loved hunting and being
His great joy was cheering on his grandchildren,
Alison, Clayton and Whitney, in any number of their
activities. He could always be heard on the
sidelines praising their abilities.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Underneath his tough exterior was a huge teddy bear.
If you knew Larry, you will arrive in casual attire.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude, McLean
Christian Church or Mount Hope-Funks Grove Fire and
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