Skip to content

In Memoriam: Larry D. Sehie

Make a Memorial Contribution

Memorial contributions in Larry’s name will be placed in the Leon McNair Memorial Fund.

Larry Dean Sehie passed away on November 7, 2022.

From the obituary:

Larry Dean Sehie
Born: December 19, 1946 in Flora, IL
Died: November 7, 2022 in Oswego, IL
Larry Dean Sehie, 75, of Oswego, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2022 at his home. He was born on December 19, 1946 in Flora, IL, the son of John Louis and Kathryn Marie (Walker) Sehie. The family moved from Flora, IL to Oswego in 1963. He was a 1965 graduate of Oswego High School, where he had a great time participating in basketball and track during his high school years and later was active with the Oswego Men’s Softball League. His passion was his game of golf spent playing at the Fox Bend Golf Course in various leagues. He was a lifetime member of the 3rd Ward Club. Larry was an avid sports fan and truly a die-hard Chicago White Sox fan, along with the Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks. He really enjoyed cooking and looked forward to preparing meals from the Cook’s Corner’s recipes in The Voice newspaper. Larry retired in 1998 from Commonwealth Edison, after 32 years of dedicated service. He started out as a meter reader, then was promoted to Substation Construction. He worked at the Dresden Nuclear Plant and ended his early retirement at the Braidwood Nuclear Plant. He later then worked for Oswego Community School District 308 as a bus driver. He is survived by his loving wife, of 35 years, Sharon (Smart) Sehie; daughters, Laurie (Mark) Krueger of Yorkville, Kari Sehie of Aurora, and step-daughter, Yvonne (MacDonald) Hames of Joliet; grandchildren, Ryan and Rachel Davis, Lennon Sehie, step-grandson, Christopher Hames, all of Aurora; sister, Cindy (the late Victor) Hughes of Springfield, MO; brother-in-law, Steve (Pat) Smart of Yorkville, and a host of cherished relatives, as well as his beloved dogs, Yode and SeaSea. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Connie; his twin brother, Jerry; and brother, Joe. Family received guests on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 10:00 am until the time of service at noon at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Avenue, Montgomery, IL 60538. A private family interment service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in honor of Larry to First Tee-Greater Chicago, 3701 N. Recreation Drive, Suite 02, Chicago IL 60613 or to the Leon McNair Memorial Fund through the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, PO Box 4786, Aurora IL, 60507-4786.

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

Install Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

Install this application on your home screen for quick and easy access when you’re on the go.

Just tap then “Add to Home Screen”

Accessibility Toolbar