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Charles "Charlie" Arnold Larsen

May 2, 1950 - April 18, 2022
From: Spencer, IA
Charles "Charlie" Arnold Larsen

Charles "Charlie" Arnold Larsen

Born: May 2, 1950
Died: April 18, 2022
Age: 71

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     Charles “Charlie” Arnold Larsen, was born May 2, 1950, in Spencer, Iowa to Arnold and Lois (Rossiter) Larsen, the oldest of five children. He passed away Monday April 18, 2022, at the Long House Care Center in Spencer at the age of 71 following an extended illness.

     Charlie’s childhood years were spent on the Larsen farm with his loving family, and he spent much of his time with his grandparents Leslie and Della Rossiter, where he learned his livelihood of farming. Charlie graduated from Spencer High School and attended Iowa State University where he earned a Bachelors of Science degree in 1972. After college, he worked as an accountant at a meat packing plant in Spencer until he started taking care of the family farms. Charlie enjoyed farming and raising sheep, following in his grandfather’s footsteps.

     Charlie’s hobbies included a passion for gun collecting as an excellent marksman, marathon running, weightlifting, riding his Harley, and sighting the space station overhead. Most importantly, Charlie loved spending time with his family, his children and nieces and nephews.

     He loved music, especially hymns and was an active member of the Grace Methodist Church, as well as an Al-Anon member because of his compassion for helping others.

     Charlie will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, and two nephews, Andrew Larsen and Salman DeLoughery. Charlie is survived by his children: Crissia Bullock of Concord, CA and Kelly Larsen of Enid, OK, whom he shared with a previous spouse, Starla Booth. His grandchildren: Joe, Josh, and Valor Breon of Enid, OK. Brothers: James Larsen and Robert Larsen of Spencer, IA and sisters: Janet Zephier (Izzy) and Joan Olive of Spearfish, SD. Nephew: Matt Larsen (Jill) of Norwalk, IA; Nieces: Lea Schuster (Brian) of Omaha, NE and LeAnne Praska (Nick) of Woodard, IA; other relatives and friends.

SERVICES
Funeral Services will be 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Tim Frasher
CASKET BEARERS

Kelly Larsen
Joe Breon
Josh Breon
Matt Larsen
Brian Schuster
Nick Praska

Honorary Bearers
Ben Norgaard
Jim Larsen
Robert Larsen
Gavin Larsen
Leo Rossiter
Lyle Rossiter
Kevin Rossiter
Dr. Brian Dvorak
Tim Norgaard

VISITATION
Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., Tuesday evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
MUSIC
Organist - Marianne Fuchsen

Hymns
"Ill Fly Away"
"Go Rest High On That Mountain"
INTERMENT
Northlawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa

Condolences

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 2:07 PM
“Charlie was a kind hearted guy with a great smile that he was always willing to share! Janet, Joan, Jim, Bob and all of Charlie’s family, we are so sorry for your loss! Oh the reunion that is taking place in heaven with Lois, Arnie and all those who have gone before! ”
- Tami and Jim Christensen
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 10:34 AM
“Joan and all, Im so sorry to hear about your brother! I lost mine 7 years ago and miss him alot! My husband, Bryan, went to Iowa State and knew Charlie. Also, they both farmed. Thinking of you all and God will guide you through this!”
- Bryan & Gayle Bailey
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 7:07 AM
“My sympathy and prayers for Charlie’s family at this time. ”
- Corrine Muske
Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 8:11 AM
“Roger & Charlie grew up on neighboring farms. They hung out, walked to country school, he showed Rog how to throw a discus, brewed some hard cider behind the garage...shhh! Always seemed to have a smile & time to visit. He will b missed & remembered fondly. Wrapped in Angel's wings. Prayers up, blessings down.
Roger & Marti Zinn”
- Roger & Marti Zinn
Friday, April 22, 2022 at 3:23 PM
“sending sympathy to his brothers and sisters, babysat them many years ago.
- nancy sorensen newgard
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