Forrest Kantrovich, 81

Forrest (Larry) Kantrovich, 81, of Wayzata, formerly of Poplar Grove, IL, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019, surrounded by family at Haven Homes in Maple Plain.

A memorial service took place Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Meridian Manor in Wayzata.

A second service will take place at New Beginnings Fellowship in Belvidere, IL Sunday, July 7, 2019.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Forrest Kantrovich was born Aug. 6, 1937, to Alex and Ada Kantrovich at the family home in Sioux City, IA.

He was joined in marriage to Diane Petty Nov. 1, 1981, in Palatine, IL. They lived in Bartlett, IL, Elgin, IL, and then moved to Poplar Grove, IL, where they lived for 20 years before moving to Meridian Manor in Wayzata.

Larry graduated from Central High School and then Morningside College in Sioux City, IA.

He went on to a career in accounting in the Chicago suburbs. He later changed to a career in social work in Elgin, IL.

After retiring, he moved to Poplar Grove, where he was an active member in his church. He enjoyed his many pets, stamp collecting, and other hobbies. He owned a hobby shop and an online stamp collecting business over the years.

Larry is survived by his wife Diane, his children: Lyle (Kari Jo) Kantrovich, Delano; Jill (Asa) Pearson, Bedford, TX; Cheryl (Charles) Teague, Meadows Place, TX; Hollie (Danny) Byrd, North Richland Hills, TX; Matthew (Kristian) Kantrovich, Poplar Grove, IL; his siblings, Jerry, Harry, and Sheila, and Rochelle Parkman (former wife). He has 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Marnie (Vern) Eichele, Euless, TX, and parents Alex and Ada Kantrovich.

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