Fred Gust Larsen 1889-1964
LARSEN, HOWE, FRENCH
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/15/2012 at 19:27:25
Fred Larsen Dies; Rites Saturday
Fred G. Larsen, 74, who had lived in Estherville for the past 44 years, died today at 7:55 a.m. at Holy Family Hospital after a lingering illness.
Mr. Larsen had been ill for the past three and one-half years. During that time he had been hospitalized for short periods at different times at Holy Family Hospital and last fall spent several weeks at the Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Mr. Larsen was a machinist for the Rock Island Railroad from the time he came to Estherville in1920 until his retirement in 1950. After his retirement he wished to be busy so he contributed his services to St. Patrick’s School as supervisor and helper.
Born Dec. 4, 1889 in St. Paul, he was the son of Eric and Anna Larsen. He attended school in St. Paul.
Mr. Larsen was a World War I veteran having served for 29 months in the United States Navy. He helped organize the Estherville chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars and was its first commander.
He was married on Nov. 29, 1922, to Bess Howe here in Estherville. For more than 20 years Mr. and Mrs. Larsen lived in the home they built at 315 5th Ave. No.
A member of St. Patrick’s Church, Mr. Larsen also was a member of the Knights of Columbus, BPOE and VFW.
He is survived by his widow, one brother, William A. Larson of Boca Roco [Raton], Fla., and a foster sister, Mrs. G.T. French of Cedar Rapids.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a brother.
Funeral services for Mr. Larsen are to be Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. at Fuhrman Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s cemetery with full military honors.
Friends may call at Fuhrman Funeral Home from 3 p.m. Wednesday until time of services Saturday. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, April 7, 1964)
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