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Larry D. Walton, 74

Larry D. Walton, 74, of Woodstock, passed away unexpectedly on April 5, 2024 with his wife by his side. He was born in Harvard on June 30, 1949. On May 7, 1983 he married Maureen Mackey at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Woodstock. They were married 40 years until his passing on April 5, 2024.

Larry attended grammar school at Northwood and Westwood in Woodstock. He attended Woodstock Community High School, graduating in 1967. Upon graduation he began his 5 year apprenticeship program for tool and die at T&K Tool in Woodstock. Upon completion of his apprenticeship, he continued working at T&K as a journeyman tool and die maker. In 1984 he changed employers and went to work for Pro Tool in Spring Grove to learn the art of mold making. In 1988 he came back to Woodstock to work at Automatic Liquid Packaging in Research and Development. This position was his favorite and he remained in R &D until his retirement on June 30, 2014. During his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his mother-in-law, Lucille, going out for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Through the years Larry enjoyed fishing, golf, fine dining, and good wine. He also enjoyed being a grandfather figure to the neighborhood children. They could always count on Larry to have the latest children’s movie that he would watch with them.

Larry is survived by his wife Maureen. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Ferne Watton, in-laws Clifford and Lucille Mackey.

A Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2024, from 1:00 pm until the 3:00 pm Funeral Service at the Schneider Leucht Merwin and Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098. A private burial will be held Friday, April 12, 2024, at McHenry County Memorial Park, 11301 Lake Avenue, Woodstock, IL, at 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital

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