Obit: Larson, Richard C. (1918 - 2006)

Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: Tribune-Record-Gleaner, Loyal, Wisconsin, 31 May 2006 2006

Larson, Richard C. (19 FEB 1918 - 21 MAY 2006)

Richard C. Larson, 88, Eureka, died on Sunday, May 21, 2006, at his residence. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, May 25, at Liberty Bible Church, Eureka. The Rev. Tom Zobrist officiated. Burial with military honors was in Olio Township Cemetery, Eureka.

Richard Charles Larson was born on Feb. 19, 1918, in Silvis, Ill., to Richard E. and Martha (nee Schultz) Larson. He married Nancy M. Thurber on July 27, 1945, in Denver, Colo. He received his doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado. He taught agriculture in Dexter, Mich., and Olivet, Mich. He then managed the farm at Western Illinois University in Macomb and retired as the student teacher supervisor in the greater Peoria area for Western Illinois University. He served with the United States Army Air Corps during World War ll. He was an active member of Liberty Bible Church, Eureka, and the Life Club at his church.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mary K. (Paul) Orns, El Paso, and Linda E. Larson, Gearhart, Ore.; two sons, James R. (Helga) Larson, Corbett, Ore., and Daniel P. Larson, Franktown, Colo.; three sisters, Athalie Bennett, Loyal, Kay (Elmer) Powers, Silver Creek, Neb., and Julie (Earl) Schamehorn, Redlands, Calif.; one brother, Dennis Larson, Loyal; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.



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