Lawrence M. Pichman
Lawrence M. Pichman
  • August 18, 1920 - October 9, 2017
  • Palos Park, Illinois

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Lawrence M. "Larry" Pichman, age 97 of Palos Park, WWII Army Air Corps Veteran, passed away peacefully in his home on October 9, 2017. Beloved husband of 72 years to Elsie, nee Hafner; cherished father of Valarie Bryant, Ginger Peterman, Vicki (Doug) Croall, and Vanetta (Fred) Wiegman. Wonderful Papa of Ali Levinson, Carrie (Gabe) Westberg, Jason (Sarah) Wiegman, Christopher (Amy) Peterman, Amy Wiegman, Caitlin (Gbenga) Aleru, Kelsey Croall, and Matthew Peterman. Loving GGpa of Anna, Rebecca, Fern, Camden, Alexandria, and Ava. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. To anyone he met, he always offered a warm smile and engaging conversation. Larry was the founding member of the Palos Park Pedal Pushers bicycle club, an active member of Our Lady of the Woods Parish participating in many retreats and mission trips, and an avid world traveler with his constant companion, Elsie. Larry built his home in Palos Park in 1947 and served as a Trustee at South Palos Township Sanitary District. He will be greatly missed by many in the community and his family. Memorial visitation 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday October 19, 2017 at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home, 11333 S. Central Ave., Oak Lawn, IL. Funeral: Friday at Our Lady of the Woods Church, 10731 W. 131st St., Orland Park, IL, 60462. Visitation: 9:00 AM with mass to follow at 10:00 AM. Inurnment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Honor Flight Chicago at Info: 708-636-1193 or visit