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Larry "Lars" LeRoy Larson

August 14, 1942 - July 5, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Larry "Lars" LeRoy Larson

Larry "Lars" LeRoy Larson

Born: August 14, 1942
Died: July 5, 2019
Age: 76

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Larry LeRoy Larson, the son of LeRoy Myles and Barbara Josephine (Fank) Larson, was born August 14, 1942, in Estherville, Iowa. He received his early education in Dolliver, and his graduating class was the last one to graduate from there. He loved sports and was a good basketball player. After graduation, he attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville for two years.

     He entered into the military on January 29, 1963 serving in the Air Force. He was stationed at Larson AFB in Washington. This is where he met Sharon and they were married on September 26, 1964, in Astoria, Oregon. He was then stationed in Guam, and during this time Sharon lived with Larry’s parents in Dolliver. He was honorably discharged on November 4, 1966.

     After serving in the military, Larry moved to Estherville and worked for the Railroad and then the John Morrell Pork Plant. In 1973, they moved back to Oregon to care for Sharon’s mother. Larry worked for the Oregon DOT. They moved to Ames in 1976, and Larry worked for the Iowa DOT in the highway maintenance department. He was transferred to Spencer in 1977, where he worked until his retirement.

     Larry enjoyed golfing and riding his motorcycle. He even custom fitted his golf cart and motorcycle with a cigarette lighter so he could plug in his portable oxygen tank.  He belonged to the Spencer Bunch Motorcycle Club. Larry loved his grandchildren and spending time with them.

     He passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019, at his home at the age of 76. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Sharon in 2016.

     Left to cherish his memory are his sons: Rob Larson and wife, Darla of Spencer, IA, and Mike Larson of Spencer, IA; his grandchildren: Travis (Amber) Larson, Todd (Katie) Larson, Tyler (Lindsey) Larson, T.J. Johnson and Megan O’Brien; his great-grandchildren: Tyson Larson, Taylor Larson, Aubrey Larson, Rilee Larson, Tanner Larson, Henlee Larson and Poppi Larson; one sister, Barbara Workman-Schneider (Dennis) of Emmetsburg, IA; other relatives and many friends.

Memorial Services will be held 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

Full Military Services will be conducted by American Legion Glen Pedersen Post #1 and V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159 both of Spencer immediately following the memorial services at the funeral home
Charlie Gilmore
Travis Larson
Todd Larson
Tyler Larson
Tyson Larson
Tanner Larson
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, July 9th with the family present at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

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Monday, August 19, 2019 at 9:35 AM
“ I remember as a kid when dad would visit with Lars , he was bigger than life . Our thoughts , prayers and condolences . ”
- Brian , Sadra Kunert
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 8:50 PM
“Rob,Mike & Families. Sorry to hear about Larry. Was a great guy to talk to. R.I.P. May God bless”
- Steve & Barb Meyer
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 5:56 PM
“We so enjoyer Lars!! Always had a welcoming smile!! Prayers for all of you!!
Les and Karen Buchhola”
- les abd Jareb
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 1:31 PM
“Mike, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. ”
- Monica Lewis Albano
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 11:37 AM
““Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember Lars, he was a great guy."”
- Jone Lewis
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 6:25 PM
“Very sorry for your loss Larson Family. Enjoyed the many times shooting the breeze at the Golf Course or a local watering hole with the big fella. Gonna miss him for sure.

Take care all. R.I.P. Big Lars”
- Tony Lowe
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 6:10 PM
“We knew Lars from working for the Spencer DOT. He was always friendly and enjoyed a good prank now and then. We had not run into him lately, but we always enjoyed visiting with him. What a nice guy! ”
- Terry & Linda Dilocker
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 3:39 PM
“So sorry to hear of Lars passing. Always such a nice guy, everyone loved him, great conversationalist. RIP Lars.
- Tammy Gillis
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 2:49 PM
“I know in a lars for a long time with a great man with a big heart God rest his soul”
- Billy Brennan
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 11:23 AM
“To family and the friends of this incrediable man, My deepest sympathies !
He truly was a gem and I will always remember his bear hugs and his kind words !
RIP Lars till we meet again ! ”
- Rhonda Olson
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 6:21 AM
“Dear Rob, Darla, and Mike, We are sorry for your loss of Larry. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mike and Mary”
- Mike & Mary Monroe
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 6:21 AM
“Prayers are with you all. R.I.P Lars”
- Melodie gilmore
Monday, July 8, 2019 at 8:09 PM
“Mike I'm sorry to hear the passing of your dad. I'm not sure when I got to know Lars but I always enjoyed talking to him. He was a great guy to know and he will be greatly missed. My the lord bless and with you and your family.”
- Greg Foote
Monday, July 8, 2019 at 11:34 AM
“So sorry to hear about your dad passing Rob! You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers!
Annette Gross and family”
- Annette Gross
Monday, July 8, 2019 at 7:56 AM
“My deepest condolences to all of Lars' family and friends. Always a smile, always a laugh, always and forever a dear, sweet man that touched the lives of all he came in contact with. Lars, you're one in a million. ”
- Stephanie O'Brien
Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 2:33 PM
“Rob, Mike and all of the Larson family we cannot express how sad we are at the loss of Lars. What an amazing friend over so many years. Always a hug, a chuckle, a joke a funny story or something witty to say. He will be missed by so many. ”
- Jerry & Kris Illg
Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 12:00 PM
“My heart breaks! Lars was such a sweet guy and I will miss him terribly. May all your precious memories give you comfort and peace. Fly high Lars!”
- Amy Sievers
Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 12:00 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lars was always straight up. He would do anything for his family. He loved to talk about how proud he was of his boys and he cherished ever moment he had with the grandkids . He leaves behind a gap in all of our hearts.
My prayer for you Lars is that you Rest In Peace. My friend, My Mentor, My Brother. May GOD Bless You ❤️
- Monty & Monica Dammann
Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 12:00 PM
“I’ve met a lot of people in my life but never a person that made me feel like he was really glad to see me like he did. Lars you were the kindest person and you will be missed”
- Angie Schulz
Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 12:00 PM
“Mike and Rob, so sorry to hear about Lars. He was such a sweet guy, he will truly be missed by many. God Bless”
- Chelle Folkens
Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 12:00 PM
“So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many friends and family. I will miss our visits in the grocery store. Which seemed to be where we would always run into each. With heavy heart RIP my friend Lars. Sharon will be there waiting for you.”
- Mark and Dee Haberl
Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 3:20 PM
“Rob &Darla and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Such a shock to hear this. Brighter days will be ahead.
- Bob & Pat Clark
Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 1:30 PM
“So sorry to hear this, Larson family. He was such a great guy. People touched by his laughter and love surely will smiles to last a lifetime. Praying for peace for all of you!..... Shelly”
- Shelly Bergstadt
Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 1:05 PM
“In the last 30 + years I have so many wonderful memories of this Man. He talked me into dating the Man I later married. He was always my protector when I was a bartender. I will miss his smiles and laughs. My prayers and love to you all. I hope You know my thoughts are with you. ”
- Barbie Walker
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