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Lawrence Kenneth Zamtuk, 87, of Glasgow, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at NHC.
Larry was born July 15, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Stanley and Helen Zamtuk.
He was a graduate of Fenger High School in Chicago with further studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago Masters Program. Larry started his 40 year career with R.R. Donnelley & Sons in Chicago as an Apprentice Rolltender and retired in 1990 as a Customer Service Group Manager in Glasgow. He was a key player in the startup of the Glasgow R.R.D. Manufacturing Division. He served five years in the United States Coast Guard during the Korean conflict and was stationed at Groton, CT and in the North Atlantic Sea on the Coast Guard Cutter Half Moon.
Larry had a zest for life and the outdoors. He met the love of his life, Betty Ann Mentz, on a canoe trip. They were married Nov. 19, 1955 and together they raised three children. He was a member of the Chicago Mountaineering Club with successful summits of Mount Rainier, Maroon Bells and Teewinot. He enjoyed all aspects of the outdoors with his family, such as mountaineering, skiing, boating, hiking and traveling.
Larry is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Ann Zamtuk; three children, Philip Scott Zamtuk and Thomas Paul Zamtuk, both of Glasgow, Jennifer Lee Ward, of Garden Valley, Idaho; four grandchildren, Matthew Lawrence Ward and Heather Lee Ward, both of Garden Valley, Idaho, Jacob Alan Ward (Nikki), of Boise, Idaho and Carnesa Lakay Matthews, of Cave City; and three great-grandchildren, Brynlee, Luke, Nevaeh.
Larry chose cremation. No services are planned. Hatcher and Saddler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published on December 13, 2017
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