Lawrence J. Rosenthal

Lawrence J. Rosenthal

Lawrence J. "Larry" Rosenthal, 82, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Galena, Ill., passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Larry was born in Galena on Jan. 22, 1939, to John and Mable Rosenthal. He was a graduate of Galena High School in 1957. On March 16, 1995, Larry married Kathryn Graves at the Galena Court House.

Larry served in the Air Force from Aug. 7, 1958, to June 6, 1962, as an air policeman. Not long after being honorably discharged from the Air Force, Larry began a 27-year career in law enforcement. Larry served as a police officer in the Jo Daviess Sheriff’s Department, Village of Arlington Heights, Ill., Evanston, Ill., and the Cook County Sheriff’s Department.

Larry was a long-standing member of The American Legion and an avid Bears, Cubs and Bulls fan. He enjoyed collecting sports memorabilia and coins. Larry was a loving husband, father and grandfather and was always willing to help anyone in need.

Preceded in death by his parents, John and Mable Rosenthal; and five brothers and four sisters: John, Bob, Bill, Ben, Chuck, Hank, Pauly, Virginia and Peggy.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Rosenthal; and children, Robert (Courtney) Rosenthal, Tiphany (Aaron) Bonnette, Julie (Nick) Fracasso, Tyson (Trang) Jeppesen, James (Debi) Loarie and Richard (Maria) Loarie, along with 10 grandchildren.

The family would like to express our thanks to the wonderful help and care given by the staff at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in the name of Sgt. Lawrence Rosenthal to the Chicago Police Foundation at