Lawrence Robert Prchal
1954 - 2016
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Lawrence Robert Prchal of Long Beach, California, passed away on May 14, 2016 at his home. He was born on September 2, 1954, to Robert and Betty (Hooper) Prchal in Hinsdale, Illinois. He graduated from Crystal Lake Community High School in 1972 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Northern Illinois University in 1979. After spending a few more years in the Chicago area at art-related jobs, he left the Midwest for sunny Southern California. Within a few years, he began working for Motion Industries, Inc. He was employed there for 32 years, finishing his career in inside sales.
Larry was a kind and gentle soul. He was a devoted son and brother, and a loyal friend to many. He lived a simple life with little interest in material possessions. He made it a point to spend quality time with his family and longtime friends. He enjoyed painting and other artistic endeavors, and had some of his drawings published in the Long Beach Books by Authors series. He also liked cooking and trying new recipes.
He is survived by his sisters Linda Faivre (Chuck), and Carol Prchal, his brother, Tim Prchal (Charissa), and his good friend Bobby Soto. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Larry was concerned about the plight of the homeless. If so moved, please consider making a donation in Larry's memory to your local agency which helps those who are without homes.
A celebration of Larry's life will be held on July 2, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Hearthside Room of the Ellwood House, 509 North First Street, DeKalb, Illinois.

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Published in Gazette Newspapers from Jun. 16 to Jun. 23, 2016.
Celebration of Life
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December 31, 2018
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
A. H.
March 28, 2018
Condolences to the family. May God continue to be with you.
January 9, 2018
Very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother Larry. Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God grant you peace. Rm. 15:33
October 23, 2017
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
A. H.
April 27, 2017
Sincere condolences on your loss. May fond memories and loving words comfort your family at this difficult time. (Isaiah 57:15)
April 4, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. We will certainly keep your family in our prayers. (John 5:28)
April 2, 2017
There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someones beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory because those who passed are precious in his eyes. Psalms 116:5. You and your family have my deepest condolences.
February 1, 2017
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. May the Almighty give you strength and comfort during this difficult time
January 25, 2017
May the God of all comfort be with the family and friends.
January 12, 2017
With deepest sympathy, may the power of prayer ease your sorrow, give you peace and provide much comfort for you and your family during this difficult time. (Matthew 21:22)
D. Wilmington-California
December 31, 2016
With deepest sympathy, may the power of prayer ease your sorrow, give you peace and provide much comfort to you during this difficult time. Matthew 21:22
December 9, 2016
October 24, 2016
May the God of peace and comfort,comfort the Prchal family
August 29, 2016
Or condolences goes to the family and friends on this difficult time. May our loving God assign all of you peace.
July 1, 2016
Seeing Larry off to his hitch hiking trip to San Fran
Larry didn't have a mean bone in his body. A true gentleman.
Gary Byrum
July 1, 2016
Larry was one of the kindest and gentlest souls I knew. I was so privileged to know him. He is very missed.
John Fitzpatrick
June 20, 2016
I worked with Larry for 6-months or so before he became ill. I sure wish that it would have been longer. He was a nice man, and is missed.
Fred Moore
June 17, 2016
Larry was a rare and precious gemModest, calm, kind and thoughtful; they don't come any finer
spence Hinig
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