Kermit A. Larson, 87, of Horseshoe Bend died Dec. 30, 2003, in Horseshoe Bend.
Born May 25, 1916, at Wahoo, Neb., he was the son of Alfred and Hannah Olsen Larson.
He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps. He worked for 37 years for the Iowa Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Wahoo, American Legion Post 344, Disabled American Veterans and Homeowners' Association. He was an active leader in Boy Scouts for many years and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Horseshoe Bend.
Survivors include his wife, Goldie, of the home; a son, David Schmidt, of Mountain Home; three daughters -- Kathryn Leonard of Lake Wales, Fla., Valerie Bowden of Leesvlle, La., and Cynthia Parson of Horseshoe Bend; four sisters -- Elvira Graver of Colona, Ill., Alvina Eckert of Denver, Colo., Judith Vedvick of Madison, Wis., and Evelyn Nichols of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dennis; his first wife, Bernette; and two brothers -- Marvin and Wilmer.
A memorial service was Jan. 4 at the United Methodist Church in Horseshoe Bend with Everett Isom and Mark Ashcraft officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the United Methodist Church of Horseshoe Bend.