Saturday, July 28, 2012
The visitation for the Aurora, Colorado shooting victim was held at the Davenport Family Funeral Home Friday, July 27.
Flags lined the sidewalks and entrance of the Davenport Family Funeral Home as a steady stream of mourners arrived to remember the life of John T. Larimer, a 27-year-old Navy Petty Officer from Crystal Lake. Larimer was killed last week as he shielded Julia Vojtsek, of Algonquin, in the Colorado massacre at the Century 16 Movie Theatre. While Larimer lost his life at a young age, his legacy of bravery will most certainly last. “He was just a great guy who would do anything for anybody,” said Ryan Dreifke, a friend who met Larimer at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. “He was passionate, he knew how to have a good time, he knew when to say the right thing, and how to be a friend.” Larimer was a 2003 graduate of Crystal Lake South High …
Friday, July 27, 2012
John Larimer was killed in the Aurora, Col. movie theater shooting. His body was brought back to Crystal Lake Thursday.
Holding their hands on their hearts, a crowd of people stood silent as the body of John T. Larimer, who was killed in the Colorado movie shooting Friday, July 20, was brought back to his hometown of Crystal Lake. American flags lined the sidewalk as his body was escorted to Davenport Family Funeral Home by members of the Illinois Old Guard, Warriors Watch and Illinois Patriot Guard. The procession included three police cars, more than 40 motorcycles, as well as a limousine and several other vehicles. The procession began at O’Hare International Airport at 2 p.m. and made its way throughout the Northwest suburbs, ending at the funeral home. A brief ceremony took place outside, just as rain began to fall. The casket, adorned with an American…
Monday, July 23, 2012
Julia Vojtsek was in Colorado visiting her father when she went to see a midnight showing of Batman; she says John T. Larimer of Crystal Lake shielded her during the attack, the "Daily Herald" reports.
Julia Vojtsek of Algonquin says her life was saved by the heroic actions of John T. Larimer, a Crystal Lake native, who was killed during a murderous attack at a Colorado movie theatre, the Daily Herald Reports. Vojtsek was reportedly visiting her father in Colorado when she went to the July 20, midnight showing of Batman in Aurora, Colorado with Larimer, the article reports. The woman told News Radio 780 WBBM that when the gunshots erupted, Larimer acted as a human shied, and he is the reason she survived. Larimer was one of 12 victims in the deadly attack.