H. Lawrence “Larry” “Doc” Hedmark age 90 of Bloomington, IL passed away at 5:05 AM Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Martin Health Center, Bloomington, IL. His funeral service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL. A. Michael Segalo his son-in-law will be officiating. Entombment will be at Park Hill Mausoleum, Bloomington, IL with military rites accorded by the Bloomington -Normal American Legion Honor Guard. Visitation will be 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Friday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the Bloomington -Normal American Legion Honor Guard.
Larry was born June 4, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois the son of Arthur F. and Blanche Lindquist Hedmark. He married Berenice Mandernack on December 23, 1950 in Chicago, IL, his wife of 55 years, She passed away April 23, 2006.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Dawn (A. Michael) Segalo, Kansas City, Missouri, Nancy (Steve) Loy, Bloomington, IL, 9 grandchildren, Michael (Amber P.) Segalo, Lee’s Summit, Missouri,
Susan Segalo Austin, Texas, Christina (Andrew) Neill, Independence, Missouri, Daniel and Andrew Segalo, Kansas City, Missouri, Brian Loy, Indianapolis, Indiana, Staff Sergeant Matthew Loy, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, Amy (Zach) Brandt, Bloomington, IL, Cynthia (Bryan) Showers, Bloomington, IL, 3 great-grandchildren, Augustino and Sophia Segalo, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Richard Harvey Neill, Independence, Missouri and 1 sister, Marion Allam, San Jose, California.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents.
Larry was educated in Chicago Public School. He graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago, IL with a Doctorate in Dentistry. He served in the US Navy during WWII and later served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He practiced dentistry in Bloomington, IL from 1954-1996. He was very active with the Bloomington -Normal American Legion Honor Guard where he played trumpet for military funerals. Larry loved music, he played trumpet in the Municipal Band, Shrine Band and the Consistory Band & Chorus and the Bloomington Barbershoppers and he played trumpet in the Danvers Town Band. Larry was active in the musician’s union. He was a member of Peoria Masonic Lodge, Bloomington Elks Lodge and Carl S. Martin #635 where he was a past Chaplain and Commander. He was a private pilot and he enjoyed the Saturday breakfast gatherings with the area pilots. He was a member of the Bloomington Rotary, Bloomington Lions Club, Experimental Aircraft Assoc., the Bloomington Consistory and Muhammad Temple Shrine. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him. Larry was a man of integrity and honesty. He enjoyed helping others.
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