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Dr. Vladimir Uhri




AGE: 81


ADDRESS: 407 N. 7th Street, Medford


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Thursday, July 24 at Halina's Residential Home, St. Charles, IL where he had resided for the past 5 weeks


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 7:00 PM Tuesday, July 29 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford


OFFICIATING: Michael Milec


VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4:00 PM until the time of services at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 29


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 18, 1933 at Sasova, Slovakia


EDUCATION: Brno, Czechoslovakia


MARRIAGE: September 26, 1970 at Riverside, IL to Carol Toporis and she preceded him in death February 24, 2004


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Educated as a medical doctor in Czechoslovakia. He escaped from communist Czechoslovakia in 1966 and came to the United States settling in Chicago. After his marriage, they moved to Detroit and then to Medford in 1973 where he had a private medical practice until his retirement. He pastored a church in Medford for many years and wrote books in Slovak to minister to his homeland. He enjoyed writing and his ministry.


SURVIVING CHILDREN: John (Jennifer) Uhri of South Elgin, IL
Janet (Lukas) Clifford of Marion, IN and Michelle (David) Klaes of Nashville, TN




SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Lubka Licha of Slovakia




DECEASED MOTHER: Anna Kuriatkova


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hope Hospice of Medford
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Lawrence "Larry" P. LaPine


Lawrence "Larry" P. LaPine, age 72, of Abbotsford, passed away Tuesday , July 22, 2014 at his home with his family by his side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Father Dan Hackel will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 25 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford with a Rosary Service at 3:45 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment will be held in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery.


Larry was born on March 20, 1942, the son of Clifford and Stella (Bialk) LaPine in Milwaukee, WI. He attended South Division High School in Milwaukee. Larry enlisted in the Marines and was stationed in Southeast Asia.


In 1964, he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Gradian. They were later divorced. On September 25, 1976, Larry was united in marriage to Karen Poehnelt in Milwaukee. They moved to Abbotsford in 1988.


Larry worked at a variety of companies in Milwaukee. After he moved to Abbotsford, he worked at Hutman Heating and retired from Weathershield Windows and Doors in 2006.


Larry was an active Lions member in Abbotsford. He was intelligent, charismatic and well-read. Larry enjoyed cooking, baking, woodworking, playing dominos, cribbage, Rumikub and jigsaw puzzles. He also liked to travel to visit family and friends. Larry was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, brother and brother-in-law and his family was most important.


Larry is survived by his wife, Karen of Abbotsford; three sons: Daniel (Violet) of Rantoul, IL, Jeffrey of Slinger and Christopher (Emily) of Elk Mound; five grandchildren: Malissa, Tiffany, Susan and Jacob LaPine and Jacob West. He is further survived by his sister, Charlotte Vanderberg of Rothbury, MI, father-in-law and mother-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and his dog, Sparky.


He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Kenneth and Arthur.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Wisconsin Lions Foundation.


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