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Larry Edward Blackert

March 6, 1938 February 23, 2023
Larry Edward Blackert
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LARRY EDWARD BLACKERT, 84, of Homestead, Morrison, IL, formerly of Prophetstown, IL, died February 23, 2023 at Rock River Hospice in Sterling, IL.

A Celebration of Larry's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at the Prophetstown United Methodist Church, with Rev Joey Garcea officiating.  A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown.

Larry was born March 6, 1938, in Omro, WI, to George Sr. and Mabel Blackert. The family moved to Yorktown, IL, in 1940, and to Prophetstown in 1946. Larry attended school in Prophetstown, graduating from high school in 1955.

Larry and Connie Gentz fell in love and were married September 21, 1958.

Larry worked 32 years for Perkins Plumbing & Heating. He also served as Township Supervisor. After retiring from Perkins, he worked with Prudential and the Schuneman Agency in Prophetstown. Golf was his passion and he volunteered at Prophet Hills Country Club. He loved his family and had a special place in his heart for his grandson, Zack.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Connie; daughters, LeAnn (Ivy), of Kelowna, British Columbia and Tara (Karen) of Eagan, MN; grandson, Zachary Blackert of Eau Claire, WI; eight nephews; several great nieces and nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother-in-law, Herman & Helen Gentz; two sisters, Marjorie (Ray) Hinterthuer and Donna Blackert; two brothers, George Jr. (Terry) and Keith; and brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Georgia Gentz.

A memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Homestead of Morrison and Rock River Hospice for their extraordinary care of Larry.

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4:00 PM 2/28/2023 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 2/28/2023 6:00:00 PM
Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home

320 LaFayette Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home
320 LaFayette Street Prophetstown 61277 IL
United States

Celebration of Life




2:00 PM 3/1/2023 2:00:00 PM
Prophetstown United Methodist Church

200 W. 2nd Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Prophetstown United Methodist Church
200 W. 2nd Street Prophetstown 61277 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Riverside Cemetery (Prophetstown) Final Resting Place

300 E. 3rd Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

300 E. 3rd Street Prophetstown 61277 IL
United States

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