Born 5-22-1926 -- Died 2-26-2007
Kenneth Robert Larson, was born the son of Ollie Larson and Sophia Sanders Larson on May 22, 1926, in Curlew, Iowa. He died Feb. 26, 2007, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 80.
He was united in marriage on Jan. 2, 1947, in Emmetsburg, Iowa, to Ann Slattery.
He was a decorated veteran, earning the rank of master sergeant while serving his country in the United States Air Force for 21 years. He was a member of the Vincent-Langston-Lunn VFW Post 7831 in Mammoth Spring, and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Thayer.
Survivors include his wife, Ann of the home in Mammoth Spring; one son, Gregory Larson and wife, Delayne of Hardy; three grandchildren, Shawn Minnis, Frankie Dombrowski and Parker Larson; three great-grandchildren, Alex Minnis, Shelby Dombrowski and Graci Dombrowski; one brother, Ralph Larson of Nebraska; two sisters, Mary Burgess of Omaha, Neb., and Ruth Behrends of Humboldt, Iowa; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Judith Ann Dombrowski; two brothers, Vern and Cecil Larson; and two sisters, Irene and Catherine.
The funeral services were held on March 1 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Thayer, with Father Jim Reynolds officiating. Burial followed March 2 in the Valley Memorial Cemetery in Spring Valley, Ill., with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer.