[May 18, 2012]
DECATUR -- Larry D. Medaris, 73, of
Decatur, formerly of Mount Pulaski, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at
10:15 p.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
(Below is a copy of
the obituary from the funeral home.)
Decatur: Larry D. Medaris, 73, of Decatur formerly
of Mt. Pulaski died at 10:15 P.M. Thursday May 17,
2012 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Larry was born on January 21, 1939 in Decatur, IL to
Dale and Virginia Totten Medaris. He married Nancy
Bolsen on August 7, 1960 in Bement, IL. She preceded
him in death on July 23, 1970. He married Judith D.
Leever on July 4, 1971 in Beason, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are seven children, Penny (Chuck)
Fricke of Lincoln, IL, Pam (Jim) Brown of Beason,
IL, Jan (Frank) Marsaglia of Thayer, IL, Tim (Mary)
Southerlan of Mt. Pulaski, IL, Jack (Deb) Medaris of
Blue Bell, PA, Jill (Brian) McElyea of Fleming
Island, FL, Jennifer (Steve Cekander) Medaris of Mt.
Pulaski, IL, one sister Ellen (Ralph) Zoch of Bement,
IL, twenty grandchildren and five
He was preceded in death by his parents and one
Larry was an agent and Country Financial
representative for many years. Larry had been a
multi-line agent with Country Financial in Mt.
Pulaski for 26 years and was a member of the
Macon/Piatt/DeWitt/Logan Agency of Country
Financial. As a current member, and past President,
of the NAIFA-Decatur Association of Insurance and
Financial Advisors, he was active in the profession
for 39 years. He received his Fellow of Life
Underwriting Training Council (LUTCF) from The
American College in 2002, and was an Investment
Solutions Representative with County Trust Bank in
Bloomington, IL. Larry earned his Financial Services
Specialist (FSS) Designation in May 2008. He was a
member of the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church where he
served as a deacon for several years, being the
Secretary of the Deacons Board as well as Chairman
of the Deacons Board in 1990. He was also a member
of the Gideon's.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday May
22, 2012 at the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church with
Mark Weber officiating. Visitation will be from
4:00-7:00 P.M. Monday evening at the Mt. Pulaski
Christian Church Family Life Center. Burial will be
at Steenbergen Cemetery, Mt. Pulaski. Memorials may
be made to The Gideon's, the Bri's Endless Horizon
Playground for Disabled in honor of his
granddaughter Brienna, or The Mt. Pulaski Christian
Arrangements are by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.