Appleton Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wisconsin)
Larry A. McKown, 74, passed away Friday, May 20, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born Feb. 20, 1937, to the late Omar and Mabel McKown in Decatur, Ill. On Nov. 24, 1957, he married Louise C. Robazek.
Larry was a 1955 graduate of Decatur High School and graduated in 1961 from Millikin University; the same year he completed his sixth year in the U.S. Army. After his time in the service, Larry obtained many positions within American Can Co. in Milwaukee, Neenah, Menasha and Glendale, Calif., including Plant Manager at four different locations, and Manager of Industrial and Environmental Engineering. After his retirement in October 1994, Larry enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing. He also enjoyed collecting guns, politics and, in his earlier years, coaching soccer.
Larry is survived by his three children, Sabreena (Rick), Neenah; Eric (Norene), Sherwood; Michael (Marcie), Boise, Idaho; his sister, Louis Eleanor, his in-laws, Delmar and Shirley Burge; and his niece, Melia Hougaboom. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; his parents; his in-laws, Harold and Mildred Robazek; and his nephew, Lee Burge.
The family would like to extend a warm thank you to the care staff at Brewster Village, especially Jennifer; as well as Island Shores and the ER and ICU staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital, especially Joel.