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Larry L. Verhaeghe

July 28, 1945 - July 23, 2021

Larry L. Verhaeghe Larry L. Verhaeghe
  • Funeral
  • Burial Location
    River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia, Illinois

LARRY L. VERHAEGHE, age 75 of St. Charles, IL passed away peacefully Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at The Grove of Fox Valley in Aurora Illinois.

Larry was the son of Julian (Joe) and Florence Verhaeghe. He was born on July 28th 1945 Larry was a life-long resident of St. Charles and grew up on the Verhaeghe family farm property where his parents built their home. Larry helped run and was very proud of the family business Joe Verhaeghe Fencing . Larry proudly served as a hospital aide in the Vietnam War.  After his father‘s death in 1985, he received an honorable discharge and returned home to run the family business. Larry was very proud of the fences his company installed.  The local Sears store even used Verhaeghe fencing for their store fencing sales installations.  In 1991 the business was closed due to his mother Florence’s health.  Larry took on the job of full-time caregiver at home for over twenty years, along with part-time jobs cleaning.  He was proud of his work, cleaning for many area home owners and was a very thorough, detail oriented cleaner. Larry was always smiling, up-beat and ready with the phrase “how you doing”.  He was never a complainer, even during  his cancer treatments. Larry enjoyed roller skating at the Aurora Skate Center,maintaining his yard and mowing the lawn.  He loved feeding the birds and sitting outside in the sun watching and listening to them.  He was a regular at several area restaurants and loved a good meal and visiting with the restaurant “regulars”.  Larry was a life-long member of the Aurora Seventh-Day Adventist Church.  He was strong in his faith and belief in prayer and God till the end.

Larry is survived by his sister Carol Drees of Aurora, two nephews, a niece and many extended family members.

Graveside service for Larry will be held on Thursday July 29th at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia, Illinois, at 11:00 am.

 

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Julie Lundeen from Sycamore, IL

"We met Larry in about 2004 at a Christmas party. He was cleaning houses then and we hired him to help us with our large Victorian house. Larry was a wonder! And always cheerful and happy. We would often have lunch together while he worked at our home! He attended many of our parties and he was always the best dressed man in the room. We sold the house in 2014 and parted ways…He still brings a smile to me face today…rest in peace Larry"


Serina Hauser from Elburn , IL

"I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was an amazing man. I would see him quite often. One time my family was at Lumes restaurant and he got to meet my husband and son. He learned that my husband collects the small scaled John Deere tractors. When Larry would see me he would tell me he found another tractor and I would say "nope" he has engough. Larry thought it was funny to ask me to tell my husband about his tractor finds. I enjoyed his stories about his life and his love of nice/expensive clothing. I will miss Larry dearly."


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