Larry B. Barnwell, 71, of Elgin died Sunday, April 19, 2009 at Sherman Hospital. Born on July 7, 1937, he was the son of Loal and Rose (Taylor) Barnwell.

He was a lifelong resident of Elgin, IL, and retired from the Flender Corp. in 2000. Larry was a devoted father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be missed by many family and friends.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Loal and Rose Barnwell; sisters, Shirley and Lula Barnwell; and grandchildren, Megan Lee Pfortmiller and Kaylee Lynn Zerin.

He is survived by wife of 50 years, Marcia Barnwell; two daughters, Jodi Barnwell (James) Collins and Lynette Kaye Barnwell (Michael) Dildine; grandchildren, Jessica, Shannon and Gavin Pfortmiller, Anthony, Allen and Austin Dildine; and great-grandchildren, Rori and Gemma Thompson; sisters, Mary Clark, Marcia (Larry) Wallace, Marjorie (Robert) Huss; niece, Christine (Michael) Krueger, great-niece, Breanna Krueger and great-nephew, Zachary Krueger; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 27, 2009 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Pastor John Nelson of Hosanna Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin. Memorials in Larry’s memory may be made to the family. For more information or to leave a condolence, visit us at, or call (847) 741-1400.

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