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“My prayers and sympathy to you Sue and the family. Larry was a great boss when I worked at the Ashley IGA Supermarket while in high school and up to...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Bud Stelzriede - Glen Carbon, IL

“Uncle Larry was good man with a great sense of humor. He loved life and aways lived each day to the fullest. He will be missed. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Terry and Debi Kramm and Family - MO

“Larry was an extremely kind and generous man. He always had a smile on his face and something nice to say. He will truly be missed. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Jeanne Schmierbach - Marissa, IL

“Sue and Family, We were so shocked to hear the news about Larry. He was always the friend in school or anywhere for that matter that had a smile on...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Jerome & JoAnn Barczewski - IL

“As we go thru life we meet alot of people , but when we met Larry & his family we met true friends. Our thoughts & Prayers are with the Kirgan family. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Terry and Lori Curtis - IL

“He had a very nice personality. Always quick with a smile. He was a nice, caring man. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Thoughts and prayers to the family. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Tina (Bielong) Cutler - IL

“Sue and kids, so sorry for your loss. Larry was a great person and I enjoyed working for him at the Ashley store. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Maurya Gill - Ashley, IL

“No words can relieve the pain you are feeling but please accept our deepest sympathy at the loss of your dear husband, father, and grandfather. We...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Leo and Ruth Barczewski - IL

“Mr. Larry ran a mom& pop grocery store for years. He told me his hobby was trying to stay in 1,000 motels in his lifetime .He saved the matches from...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Our Deepest Sympathies. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jeff and Chris Wreath - Nashville, IL

“Larry was the best father in law a girl could ask for. Trace and Raven loved him dearly. We will miss him tremendously. We love you. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Sarah Kirgan - Ashley, IL

“Prayers to the Family ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Cheryl Ogden and Loren Drummond - IL

“Dear Kirgan Family, I am so sorry for your huge loss. Larry gave me my first job as checkout girl. He was such a kind, funny and wonderful soul. I...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: sara shelton - st louis, MO


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Larry M. Kirgan, 71, of Coulterville, IL; born on September 29, 1942 in Odin, IL; passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.

Mr. Kirgan owned grocery stores for over 42 years and was a meatcutter. He was the owner and operator of the Marissa Food Mart. He was a member of the Lions Club; Masonic Lodge; Ainad Shriners; Marissa Chamber of Commerce. He served with the Ashley Fire Dept from 1968-1983. And was a former member and past president of the Ashely Grade School Board. Larry enjoyed traveling and had visited all 50 states and serveral foreign countries. He loved woodworking and mowing grass. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Most of all he loved his family and especially his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Harry and Ozelma, nee Brewer, Kirgan. One brother-in-law – John Kramm.

He is survived by his loving wife Sue, nee Davidson, Kirgan whom he married on September 5, 1961 in Woodlawn, IL. He children – Gail (Tim) Laskowski of Marissa, IL; Karen (Steve) Grawe of Hoffman, IL; Rodney (Sharon Baum) Kirgan of Richview, IL; Dwayne (Tina Madison) Kirgan of Nashville, IL; Kevin (Sarah) Kirgan of Ashley, IL. 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Two brothers – Vernace (Betty) Kirgan; Lyle (Linda) Kirgan. Two sisters – Irma Kramm; Janice (Dick) Sturman. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Siteman Cancer Research Center.

Visitation: Friends may call from at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Monday, May 5, 2014 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 2:00pm with Rev. James Ryan officiating.