August 24, 2022
Larry Eugene Altermott, 74, of Benld, Ill., died at John Cochran VA Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. He was born Jan. 3, 1948, in Alton to Joseph "Buck" and Betty Marie (Baldridge) Altermott. He married Carla Altermott on Sept. 2, 1972, in Alton. She survives.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines who served during Vietnam. He was a police officer for the Madison County Sheriff's Department, Shipman, Mt. Olive, Wilsonville, and he was a past chief of police of Benld. He was a drummer of the Sundowners Band and the Alton Marching 100 Band. He was a member of the NRA and VFW of Staunton. Larry was a waterfowl hunter of ducks and geese. He also hunted squirrels and rabbits.
He is survived by his wife, Carla Altermott of Benld; daughter, Sarah (companion, William Brennan) Altermott of Gillespie; grandchildren, Tyler (fiancé, Blake Peterson) Ross of Staunton, Michael Ross of Benld, Hayle Brennan of Norfolk, Va., Aidan Brennan of Gillespie, Ian Brennan of Gillespie; and sister, Mary Miller of Godfrey. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, and step-grandson, Billy Brennan.
Friends may call on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 9 to 11 a.m. Memorial services will follow at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Rev. Nancy Hubert officiating.
Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warriors Project. Condolences may be left at http://www.kravanyafuneral.com.