Welcome to the memorial page for

Lawrence J. Merchut

September 14, 1945 ~ July 16, 2018 (age 72)


Lawrence J. “Larry” Merchut, age 72, of Fairview Heights, IL, born on September 14, 1945 in East St. Louis, IL, died on Monday, July 16, 2018 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.   

Larry attended St. Phillips Grade School, Assumption High School and St. Louis University.  He was a United States Marine Vietnam Veteran and worked for the United States Postal Service for over 20 years. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Genevieve, nee Wozniak, Merchut. 

Larry is survived by his wife, Marcia Kassing Merchut, nee Mackowiak; his step sons, Alfred “Butch” Kassing of New Douglas, IL, Robert A. Kassing of Fairview Heights, IL, and Kenneth J. (Sharon) Kassing of Fairview Heights, IL; his step grandchildren, Samantha Kassing of Jacksonville, FL and Andrew Kassing of Belleville, IL; and his furry friends, Amos and Libby. 

Memorials may be made to the Fairview Heights Food Pantry. 

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd, Fairview Heights, IL.

 A funeral procession will leave on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. from Kassly Mortuary, Ltd, Fairview Heights, IL for a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, IL, with Fr. Jim Nall and Fr. Andrew Knopik officiating.  Interment will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Fairview Heights Food Pantry
Fairview Heights IL 62208

 Service Information

July 22, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kassly Mortuary
9900 St. Clair Avenue
Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208

Mass of Christian Burial
July 23, 2018

10:30 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
505 Fountain Parkway
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

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