Larry L. Behrens, 49


Larry Leroy Behrens, 49, of Carlinville, died on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at his home in Carlinville.

Graveside services and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Heinz Funeral Home in Carlinville is assisting the family.

Mr. Behrens was born Sept. 17, 1970, in Peoria, to Norman and Alice (Beach) Behrens. He married Wendy Crosby on March 29, 2020, in Carlinville, and she survives.

He received his bachelor’s degree in technical studies from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and worked for NewWave Communications for 23 years.

Mr. Behrens loved spending time with his family and his dogs, setting up his annual Christmas light show for the community, camping, hiking, boating and fishing. He also enjoyed going to auctions and running the antique store, “It Is What It Is.”

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Mckinsey (Seth) Reber of Taylorville, Seth Pritchard, Hayden Brookens and Ashton Brookens, all of Carlinville; grandchildren, Raelyn Reber and Remy Reber of Taylorville; siblings, Lorrey (Bruce) Vonbrethorst of Peoria, Ninette (Curt) Leroy of Morton, Erika Hoover of Bartonville, Susie (Dave) Brown of Irving, Tricia Gaynor of Piasa and JT Crosby of Florida; mother-in-law, Mary Crosby of Florida; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and extended family.

Memorials may be directed to the Behrens family, 190 Carlinville Plaza, Carlinville, IL 62626.

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