Lawrence Joerger

Lawrence Joerger, 89 years old of Yorkville, IN, passed away Monday April1, 2024.  Lawrence was known by Larry, Sonny and Kernel.  Larry was born and raised on a farm in Yorkville where he was taught the value and the love of God, farming and family.  Larry enlisted into the United States Army in 1954.  Before Larry shipped out to Korea, he married the love of his life, Marilyn Knue on March 19, 1955. Upon returning home from the Army, Larry and Marilyn started their family and purchased a farm.  Larry had said, “that the best way he knew how to raise a family was on a farm”.   Larry’s nearly 30 year career at Monsanto started as a swing shift laborer then went on to be a supervisor of the “Yard Gang”.  His second job was on the farm, which helped instill the meaning of faith, family and strong work ethic in his seven children.  The children have fond memories of working on the farm and of vacations where they loaded into the back of the family truck to head to the beach. After the children set out on their own and Larry retired, Larry and Marilyn became avid travelers.  They visited all 50 States and several southern countries. Larry was a member of the American Legion Post 452 where he served as Commander and volunteered time and talent for Post events.  Larry was also a lifetime member of All Saints Parish, Saint Martin’s Campus.  He served as an Altar Boy, Parish Council Member and devoted countless hours with events such as festivals, fish fry’s and cemetery maintenance.

Larry will be deeply missed by Marilyn, his wife of 69 years; children Laura Hartman, Linda (David) Todd, Rita (Chuck) Wissel, Larry (Beth) Joerger, Ruth (Greg) Hendrix, Bob (Kim) Joerger, and Kelly (Julie) Joerger; sister Alice Lamping and sister-in-law Phyllis Joerger; 20 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Larry is preceded in death by his daughter Marilou Joerger; parents William & Rose Kesterman Joerger, brother Ralph Joerger; brother-in-law Jerry Lamping and son-in-law Gary Hartman.

Visitation for Larry will be held on Friday, April 5 at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home. Rosary will begin at 3:45pm and visitation will be from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Martin’s Campus of All Saints Parish on Saturday,  April 6 at 10:00am. Burial with military honors will immediately follow in the church cemetery. For those unable to attend, Mass will be live streamed at Memorials can be made to the Masses, St. Martin’s Cemetery Fund, and North Dearborn American Legion Post 452. Family and friends are encouraged to leave condolences at