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Apodaca, Hilario
Hilario "Larry" Apodaca, 74, of Galesburg, Ill. passed away at 3:50 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2011 at his home in the presence of his loving family.

He was born November 20, 1936 in Palma, N.M., the son of Dionicio and Agueda Tapia Apodaca. He married Carolyn Huse on March 21, 1961 in Bennington, Vt. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Scott (Shirley) Apodaca of Galesburg and Paul (Shelly) Apodaca of Brimfield, Ill.; three daughters, Yvonne (Dave) Walker of Galesburg, Brenda (Dave) Weinberg of Gilson, Ill., and Donna (Juan) Cruz of Galesburg; a brother, Joe Apodaca of Deming, N.M.; four sisters, Rose Pacheco of San Jon, N.M., Florence (Fabian) Martinez of Hereford, Texas, Mary (Herman) Baca of Tucumcari, N.M. and Tina Romero of Los Angeles, Calif.; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild and a special companion Lily. He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister.

He served in the United States Army from 1960-1966.

Larry was employed by International Harvester in Canton for 11 years. He was a self employed antique dealer for over 30 years, owning and operating Rail City Antiques. He graduated from Maxwell High School in N.M. in 1954. He lived in the Maquon area for 17 years before moving to Galesburg in 1985. Larry was greatly loved by his family. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and was thought of as the greatest Papa in the whole world.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at St. Patricks Catholic Church. Rev. William Miller will officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2011 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Warren County Hope Cemetery with Military Rites by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285. Memorials may be made to the Veterans Honors Flight c/o the family.
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