Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Larry Counts

Passed away on August 24, 2020

Larry Counts, born November 6th, 1963, of Beecher, IL formerly of Hegewisch, left this physical world on August 24th of 2020, surrounded by his faithful family. Husband to Kerri (nee Caliban), his high school sweetheart and devoted wife of 36 years; father and mentor to loving children, Robert and Jessye (Will Maldonado); loyal brother and friend to John (Bake) Counts and Marsha Counts; attentive nephew to his esteemed aunts, Ann and Martha; also survived by his sister-in-law Angie (Ed), brother-in-law Joe (Mary), father and mother-in-law, Robert and Mary Jane. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Billy and Mildred Counts. Larry was truly pivotal in the lives of many of his close and extended family, which also includes the friends that became family. Despite never completing a formal education, and in addition to his life long growth as a human, Larry developed incredible skills in mechanics, carpentry, plumbing, farming, and his chickens produced the most delicious eggs. A “Celebration of Larry’s Life” will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 12:00 noon until time of service at 4:00 pm at the Centennial Park Amphitheater 900 N. Centennial Dr., Munster, Indiana 46321.  With the memorial being outside the family requests you dress comfortably for the day.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and state and local health officials wearing masks and social distancing is required.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or Miles for Migraine in Larry’s name.  Arrangements entrusted to Elmwood Funeral Chapel, St. John.  For more information 219-365-3474.

Memorial Contributions:

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or Miles for Migraine in Larry’s name. 

Visitation Location

Centennial Park Amphitheater
900 Centennial Dr.
Munster, Indiana 46321

Visitation Information

Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Celebration of Life
Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 4:00 pm

"Such a great nephew family man and husband you willbe missed by all that knew you. RIP LARRY LOVE YOU"
- Linda Gauthier
August 27, 2020 12:02 am

"We are so very sorry for your loss. Cousin Larry was a Great family man. He will be missed. RIP cousin we love you!"
- Diane Counts DiGiovanni & Jim DiGiovanni
August 27, 2020 9:41 am

"We will so very much miss your happy smiling face. Larry had such a wonderful outlook on life and a helping soul to all he came across. You will be very much missed. Love cousin Vicki and Ken Robson"
- Vicki and Ken Robson
August 27, 2020 5:19 pm

"I am so sorry. I know how much he was loved by all of you. He was just a great guy."
- Sharran Narug
August 27, 2020 8:40 pm

"Kerri-I am truly sorry for the loss of your husband. Joe let the book club know. You and your family are in my prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Once again, I am so sorry for your loss."
- Nick Kaspar
August 28, 2020 10:07 am

"So sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. He was such a nice guy and always seemed to have a smile on his face and such a good attitude. While I knew him only briefly while you guys were still in Huntsville he made quite an impression on me. My thoughts are with Kerri and their children."
- Barry Burton
August 28, 2020 5:13 pm

"Kerri, Jessye, Rob And Marsha, My heart, ourhearts are with you. Larry was a super guy and I loved coming over all the time. So much fun and great conversation and he had the biggest heart. RIP Larry. Love, Kate, Pete, Ness, and Therese"
- Kate Caldwell
August 29, 2020 3:40 pm

"Larry and I worked together at the Lock and Dam. I am so sorry for your loss. May Larry rest in eternal peace. "
- David Wisniewski
August 31, 2020 8:43 am

Candles Lit
"Although I have not seen you in a while Larry I have not forgotten you. I know you will be missed by your wife and children and your family. But now you will be with your mommy in heaven"
- Susan (Oliver) Hankosky
August 27, 2020 11:22 am

"We are so grieved to hear of Larry’s passing. Praying for all of you"
- Christa Harnisch
August 27, 2020 4:06 pm

"It was a pleasure working with Larry at Habitat for Humanity. He was a kind and thoughtful man."
- Kim DeRisi
August 27, 2020 5:12 pm

"I am so sorry for your loss. You & your family are in my thoughts ❤"
- Rachael Newman
August 27, 2020 6:45 pm

"I'm so very sorry Kerri to hear about Larry's passing. He was a great man. My heart goes out to you, Rob and Jessye. I wish that we all could have been closer these past 14 years since we moved away. The kids and I miss you guys so much and there isn't a day that hasn't gone by that we have not thought about you all and you all hold a very special place in our hearts. Our families have been friends that have turned into family for many generations. We love you Kerri, Rob and Jessye.I pray God gives you comfort and strength and all his love and glory. Love always... Terra, Quinn, Maggie, and Kailey.🙏❤"
- Terra Cassady
August 28, 2020 5:05 am

"We are so grieved to hear of Larry’s passing. Praying for all of you"
- Christa Harnisch
August 30, 2020 7:40 am

"I am sorry for your loss. Larry was such a sweetheart.. I pray for comfort and healing for your family..R.I.P Larry... You will truly be missed by all who knew you."
- Jackie [Mcginnis ] Eagan
September 12, 2020 3:41 pm