Larry Altmansberger

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Lawrence Christian Altmansberger, 72, of Belleville Il, born February 5, 1948, in St. Louis, Mo, died Monday, December 14, 2020, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO. His mind and spirit were feisty, full of information and passion, but his body was finished fighting.

Lawrence was known as “Larry” to most. He was known as “dad” to a few, but his most cherished title of all, was “Pop” as he was known by his beloved grandchildren. He served in the National Guard, was an Eagle Scout, and worked as an oil trader for over 40 years. On the day he retired he set off fireworks in his driveway. Larry was a master of many things: his yard, Christmas lights, DIY, debating, and golf (especially putting). He was a generous man who would help you whether you wanted it or not, he was a man who ‘saved the day’ for so many, was always willing to help (or take over) any project, a hard worker, smart, able to cry and show emotion, and was a loving provider for his family. Larry had an unquestionable love for his family and friends—at the top of his list was his wife of 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Jane, nee Langsdorf, Altmansberger;  a brother, Jack Altmansberger; his in-laws Norbert and Lorna Wolf; and his brother in-law, Randy Duncan.

Surviving are his wife, Linda, nee Wolf, Altmansberger;
his children, Ryan (Jacqueline) Altmansberger, Tricia (Shane Moskop) Altmansberger, and Tara (Michael) O’Sadnick;
his grandchildren, Josie, Hudson, Cash, Cooper, Sawyer, Christian, Caine, and Sloane;
his sister, Susan (Larry) Reeble,
three sisters-in law, Doris Altmansberger, Lana Duncan, and Candy (Keith) Stadelman;
and so many nieces and nephews that he adored.

The family would like to thank Larry’s doctors who took such good care of him over the years. We are forever grateful to Dr. Alan C. Braverman, Dr. Matthew J. Walter and Dr. Beatriz Ramos-Pardo.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, to the American Heart Association, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

A celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later date.

 

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27 Comments on Larry Altmansberger

Anne and Mike Naylor said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2021 at 9:50 AM

Our condolences to the family. Prayers pleasant memories comfort you and family

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Jean Ebel said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2021 at 12:12 PM

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Your family and memories are priceless.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Susan and Bill Stiritz said : Guest Report Dec 31, 2020 at 9:19 AM

Dear Linda, We were so sorry to hear of your loss--and ours. Larry was always one of our favorite people in Belleville. We will miss his jokes, friendliness, and caring. Our condolences to your entire family.

  • St.Louis
  • IL
The Grubbs said : Guest Report Dec 28, 2020 at 1:37 PM

Linda, Tara, Tricia, and Ryan and the entire Altmansberger fam, we are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Larry was a wonderful guy, always teaching us something we didn’t know, always cracking jokes and smiling. Hang on to those awesome memories and talk about him often, it helps keep him close. Please let us know if you guys need anything. We’re always here. Love you all very much, The Grubbs

  • Panama City beach
  • FL
Chris McMillin said : Guest Report Dec 28, 2020 at 6:46 AM

To Linda, Ryan, Tara and Tricia, and the entire Altmansberger family, who have always treated me like one of their own, please accept my sincere condolences. Larry was nothing short of a gem. Always there to offer a word of encouragement, support or advice, he was a trusted friend. I will always remember winning our quarterfinal match at the state tournament and Larry was one of the first on the court with tears in his eyes to congratulate us. I have many other fond memories of him through the years, but that moment always stuck with me. Larry was a true light in this world and I am grateful to have known him. Thanks for the memories, Chris McMillin

  • Estero
  • FL
Ed & Patty Kraft said : Guest Report Dec 25, 2020 at 10:48 AM

Dear Linda and family We have very fond memories of Larry when we were young and growing our families. Larry was a very special person. Please accept our deepest sympathy Ed and Patty Kraft

  • Bonita Springs
  • FL
Kenneth and Phyllis Haas said : Guest Report Dec 22, 2020 at 7:25 PM

We were saddened to hear of your family's loss. I hope your journey together in life has given you many happy memories. Memories are held forever in our hearts.

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Scott & Deb Karstens said : Guest Report Dec 22, 2020 at 1:23 PM

Please accept our deepest sympathy for your great loss.

  • Broken Arrow
  • Oklahoma
Kathy Zaring said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2020 at 2:46 PM

Dearest Linda and Family; My heart hurts for each of you. I mostly knew Larry through Tricia and Kimberly. But through them I knew him as intelligent, a loving family man, with a quick sense of humor. Linda, I'm so happy you and Larry shared 50 years of love and happiness, that's an awesome accomplishment. All of you please find comfort knowing that if you listen with your hearts, your husband's and father's love will be all around you. And find comfort in your memories, because no one can take them away from you. Always your friend, Kathy Zaring

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Bill and Vicki Schaltenbrand said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2020 at 1:02 PM

Linda, We are very sorry for your loss. Larry was truly one of the best guys that we ever meet. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • Millstadt
  • IL
DONALD KUNZ said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2020 at 7:43 PM

Karen and I were shocked and saddened to read of Larry's passing. We will never forget the great times we had together in your wedding and ours. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • BELLEVILLE
  • Illinois
Wendy Mayer said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2020 at 5:14 PM

Linda and family, Joe and I were so sorry to learn of Larry's passing. Please accept our sincere sympathies.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Barry and Debra Rahn said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2020 at 5:01 PM

To the entire Altmansberger family our deepest sympathies and prayers. May you all have the best memories of Larry's time with you. He will be always loved and missed. God bless you all.

  • Oro Valley
  • AZ
Liz & Yohm Peterson said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2020 at 10:25 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Larry was never anything but kind and generous to us. Our hearts break and we wish we could be together to share your pain and help say good bye to such an exemplary human being. All our love and light, The Peterson Family

  • Freeburg
  • IL
john akridge said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2020 at 12:53 AM

Linda and family my deepest sympathy. John

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Richard Sintzel said : Guest Report Dec 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM

Linda and family, Larry and I grew up together starting at 6 years old. We enjoyed all the things kids did in that era,building treehouses in th e woods,exploring any thing we could and riding bikes. Later years it was cars. He was a great guy and I will miss him dearly.My condolences go out to you and the family

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Richard Sintzel said : Guest Report Dec 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM

Linda and family, Larry and I grew up together starting at 6 years old. We enjoyed all the things kids did in that era,building treehouses in th e woods,exploring any thing we could and riding bikes. Later years it was cars. He was a great guy and I will miss him dearly.My condolences go out to you and the family

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Scott and Linda Lewis said : Guest Report Dec 19, 2020 at 2:27 PM

Words cannot express our sorrow. Lifelong friends from childhood to the present. Many happy memories throughout our many travels together. No matter where we were in life, we seemed to always reconnect. May God Bless you and your entire family.

  • Waterloo
  • Illinois
Bob Muehlhauser said : Guest Report Dec 19, 2020 at 10:47 AM

Fond memories of our childhoods as immediate neighbors. Summer days of nothing but fun, sharing, and exploring. So sad but know that his family and friends benefitted greatly by Larry being in their lives.

  • Pleasanton
  • California
Jane Hoepfinger said : Guest Report Dec 19, 2020 at 6:01 AM

Linda, We are so very saddened by this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was truly one of the good guys. Mick and Jane Hoepfinger

  • Columbia
  • IL
Jackie and Gary Weik said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2020 at 2:48 PM

Dear Linda and Family, So very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. It’s been a long time since I saw any of you but I do remember both Larry and your genuine smiles when we had a chance to see each other and visit! I am keeping you and the children and all your family in my prayers. May you find peace in all the wonderful memories you had together and with your sweet family......9 grands; that’s AWESOME! Hugs and Love, Jackie and Gary Weik

  • Grapevine
  • TX
Janice & Dan Wiegmann said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2020 at 2:02 PM

Linda and family, We were so surprised and saddened to hear about Larry. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

  • New Baden
  • Illinois
Ruthie Elizondo said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2020 at 1:40 PM

To the family of Larry Altmansberger, I had the pleasure of working with your husband and father, Larry at the Chicago terminal for over 3 years. I looked up to Larry as a mentor, he taught me so much during that time. Boring but necessary ‘living’ stuff, such as dispute letters to address problems not brought on by your own actions that shouldn’t be ignored. This may seem mediocre, however to someone who lost her parents at a young age, these are lessons I will forever be grateful for. Larry was the kind of person to ‘share’ his knowledge in order to help others out, which is not a common thing to come by. I am so sorry for your loss. He talked about his family often and his love for you all shown through every day I worked with him. My deepest condolences goes out to all of you.

  • Chicago
  • IL
Larry & Bridgette Spirek said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2020 at 11:19 AM

Dear Linda and the Altmansberger family, Bridgette and I are so saddened to hear the news. Our hearts break for you during this difficult time. Over the last 4 years, we've been so lucky to have you as neighbors and friends. I will miss our backyard conversations, his messages looking out for his neighbors, and his generous and kind heart. May God's grace be with you and your family. We are right next door if you need anything.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Terry Schaefer said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2020 at 8:05 AM

Linda and family, We are saddened to learn of Larry’s passing and extend our condolences. Sharing a neighborhood, school and social activities allowed for many times together for which we are grateful. On a return trip to Belleville several years ago driving through Powder Creek, I stopped for a visit with Larry as he was “pampering” the yard. It was a catch up visit that I am grateful occurred and will remember. Please know you are in our thoughts, Vicky & Terry

  • Holmes Beach
  • Florida
Suzanne Guest said : Guest Report Dec 17, 2020 at 8:33 PM

Linda and family: I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest and sincerest sympathies to you and your family. Praying for your strength during this time.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Judy Henss said : Guest Report Dec 17, 2020 at 8:26 PM

Dear Linda and family, So sorry to hear about Larry's death. Please know that my prayers are with you. May God give you strength and comfort.

  • Portage
  • IN

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