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Lawrence Atkinson

Lawrence LeRoy "Larry" Atkinson

February 27, 1937 - January 17, 2020
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Obituary

Lawrence “Larry” L. Atkinson, 82, of Camanche, Iowa passed away at the University of Iowa Hospitals on Friday, January, 17, 2020. A Funeral Mass occurs at 11 am on Thursday, January 23, at the Church of the Visitation, Camanche. A visitation occurs from 4 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, January 22, at the Church of the Visitation. Burial takes place at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Larry was born February 27, 1937 in Rock Island, Illinois the son of Charles and Honora (O’Brien) Atkinson. He was a 1956 graduate of St. Mary’s High School. Larry was united in marriage to Jacqueline “Jackie” Carber on November 28, 1959 at St. Mary’s Church – celebrating 60 years of marriage last year.
Larry was a member of the Church of the Visitation. He worked as an Industrial Mechanic retiring from Hawkeye Chemical. Additionally, an important part of his life was volunteering for the Camanche Fire Department for nearly 15 years.

Larry enjoyed his time serving on the Camanche Fire Department. He also enjoyed reading and early in life farming. He loved following his childrens and grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. Above all, he loved his family very much, especially his grandchildren.

Larry is survived by his wife - Jackie of Camanche; two sons – Kevin (Missy) Atkinson of Camanche, IA and Kenneth (Debi) Atkinson of Geneseo, IL; one granddaughter – Jaiden Atkinson and three grandsons – Dakota (Erin), Cole and Tanner (Anna) Atkinson; five sisters – Pat (Frank) Greve of Camanche, IA, Nan (Marv) Fiest of Oskaloosa, IA, Mardella Dorrel of Chula Vista, CA, Mary (Onie) Butt of Clinton, IA and Bonnie (Gary) Tebbe of Preston, IA; two brothers – Dan Atkinson of Moline, IL and Steve (Deb) Atkinson of Bettendorf, IA; three brother in-laws Chuck Klinkner of Clinton, IA, Tony Schultz of Camanche, IA and Steve Brown of Myrtle Beach S.C.; 4 sister in-laws – Carol Atkinson of Preston, IA, Linda Atkinson of Lost Nation, IA, Jane Atkinson of Preston, IA and Barb Dodd of Clinton, IA; with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceding Larry in death are his parents, four sisters – Fran, Kay, Marg and Rhonda and four brothers - Jack, Joe, Bill and Jim.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday January 22, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday January 22, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Church of the Visitation
    Address
    1032 Middle Rd
    CAMANCHE, IA 52730
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  • Service

    Thursday January 23, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday January 23, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Church of the Visitation
    Address
    1032 Middle Rd
    CAMANCHE, IA 52730
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  • Interment

    Location
    Clinton Lawn Cemetery
    Address
    2610 Manufacturing Drive
    CLINTON, IA 52732
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Sharon

Posted at 11:02am
JACKIE AND FAMILY I AM SO SADDENED FOR THE LOSS OF LARRY. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE FUN TIMES IN THE FAMILY GET TOGETHERS WE HAD. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND MAY HE REST IN PEACE. LOVE SHARON AND BLACKIE AND FAMILY.
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Theresa Grahek

Posted at 09:21am
Prayers of peace for all of you as we are so never ready for this moment and we always want more. Thoughts and prayers sent to everyone.

Boni Hugunin

Posted at 10:38pm
So sorry for your family's loss. Sending condolences and prayers of strength to Jackie and family.
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