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Larry Dean Rost

Larry Dean Rost, 72, of Monticello, IL, passed away at 12:40 a.m., Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Bement Health Care Center, Bement, IL.

Visitation Will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2022 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL.

Graveside services with military rites will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, August 14, 2022 at the Hammond Cemetery, Hammond, IL.

Larry was born August 1, 1950 in Paxton, IL, the son of Robert H. and Norma Jean Wirth Rost.

Larry is survived by a son: Brandon (Elizabeth) Rost of Monticello, daughter: Brittany (Christopher) Plunk of Farmer City, grandchildren: Cooper and Molly Rost, Hunter, Hayden and Hudson Plunk and a sister: Sharon Helm of Tuscola.

He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew: Chris Helm.

Larry was a United States Army veteran. He started his career working with his father at their family own business, Rost Chevrolet. He retired from the University of Illinois where he worked as a custodian. After retirement, he worked for many years as a barber at Fred’s Barber Shop in Tuscola. Larry enjoyed camping, fishing, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Larry didn’t know a stranger. He was always telling jokes and was sure to put a smile on your face. He was loved by so many and will be deeply missed.

Memorials may be made to the ALS Association.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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  1. Anonymous on August 10, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    A sweet memory of little Larry…my sister, Rose Ann Brady and Larrry were in grade school together. When they were in 2nd grade, Larry gave Rose a beautiful diamond ring as they walked home from school. Rose showed it to my mom what Larry had given her. That was a valuable heirloom taken from Jean’s jewelry box by Larry, he told his mom, “Rose and I are really good friends.” Every time I ran into Larry, he would ask about his good friend, Rose.

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