Larry Charles Kirts
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Larry Charles Kirts, age 83, of Eustis, Florida, passed away, Thursday, March 17, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Larry was born in Olney, Illinois on July 27, 1938 to Harley and Lena Kirts. He grew up in Ste. Marie, Illinois with cherished siblings Joan (Kirts) Heneberry and Ron Kirts. He was married to the late Madonna (Fehrenbacher) Kirts and leaves behind daughter, Cindy (Kirts) Gruensfelder, son-in-law, Donn Gruensfelder, and four beloved grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua, Hannah, and Sarah Gruensfelder, all of St. Louis, MO.
Larry was a devoted father and avid golfer. He played golf almost every day, even up to the last days of his life, and greatly cherished his friends at Black Bear Golf Club in Eustis, Florida. He loved fishing, was an accomplished marksman, and phenomenal problem-solver who found ways to engineer solutions to any type of mechanical issue. He was deeply faithful, and had a contagious love for life. His amazingly detailed memory held endless unique life experiences and led to hilarious stories sprinkled with his dry wit and pragmatism - proving that he had a life well lived.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 26 at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church in Eustis, Florida. A celebration of life will follow from 3:00-5:00 pm at Black Bear Golf Club (golf attire appropriate). Burial will occur at Holy Cross Cemetery in Wendelin, Illinois at a later date.
To honor Larry's passion for golf and to advocate for growth in youth golf, memorials in his honor may be made to either of the following:
- The First Tee - https://firstteecfl.org/donate/
- The local Eustis High School golf team
o Donations can be made out to Eustis High School Golf Team in memory of Larry Kirts. Attention Harry Tomlinson (Athletic Director). The Eustis High School address is 1300 E. Washington Ave., Eustis, FL 32726
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared on the tribute wall at www.HamlinHilbish.com