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Willard "Willy" Larsen Jr.

June 4, 1961 — March 13, 2023

Willard "Willy" Larsen Jr., 61, of Chebanse, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2023 at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee. He was born on June 4, 1961 in Kankakee, a son of Willard J. and Lois M. (Bellee) Larsen Sr. and they both preceded him in death.

Willy married Joy L. Stevens in Kankakee on August 10, 1985 and she survives. Also surviving are one son, Willard J. "WJ" Larsen III (fiancée, Madilynn Gonzalez) of Chebanse; three sisters, Mary (Eldon) Dubuque of McHenry, Kathy (Richard) Dumas of Bonfield, Karen (Larry) Bosley of Chebanse; and two brothers-in-law, Steve Stevens (Tina Huckelby) of Milford and Joseph Stevens of Watseka.

Willy loved to bowl and had bowled multiple 300 games. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, and racing. Willy was a Sanitation Driver for United Disposal in Bradley.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2023 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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Sunday, March 19, 2023

2:00 - 6:00pm (Eastern time)

Knapp Funeral Home - Clifton

415 N Main St, Clifton, IL 60927

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