ROCK ISLAND — Lawrence G. Senger, 73, of Rock Island, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Trinity Rock Island. A Mass of Christian Burial will be tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island. Private interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, at a later date. A rosary will be recited today, Thursday, at 4 p.m., with visitation to follow until 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Alleman High School or Sacred Heart Church, Rock Island.
Larry was born July 21, 1943, in Rock Island, son of Lawrence K. and Florence A. Senger. He married Dolores J. Thornton on Aug. 3, 1963, at Sacred Heart Church, Rock Island. She preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 2015. Larry was best known as the owner of 20th Street Market, Rock Island. For the past 31 years and up until his death, Larry was employed by Illowa Investment Corporation, Blue Grass. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island and the Knights of Columbus, Allouez Council No. 658, Rock Island.
He was proud of his Catholic upbringing. He loved fishing, golfing and traveling with his wife and friends. He enjoyed watching his birds, doing puzzles, going to casinos, listening to country music and watching football, westerns and NASCAR on TV. Larry coached Rock Island girls’ softball for many years and coached his own girls through many successful seasons. His friends would describe him as a man with a sense of humor and a smile on his face.
Surviving are his daughters (and spouses), LuAnn Senger, Muscatine, Linda (Russ) Keizer, Centennial, Colorado, and Lisa (Bruce) Downing, Moline; grandchildren, Katherine (Matthew) Lents, Hanover Park, Illinois, Joey Vander Vennet, Rock Island and Zachary Senger, Moline; great-grandson, Noah Vander Vennet; siblings, Beverly (Lester) Fisher, Casa Grande, Arizona, and Kenneth (Paula) Senger, Fort Myers, Florida; nieces, Denise Mc Intosh, McDonough, Georgia, Heidi Standfield, Geneseo, Illinois; nephew, Jason Senger, St. Charles, Illinois.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, and his loving wife, Laurie. Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.