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Willard R. Larson
September 7, 1928 ~ November 12, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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MACOMB - Willard R. Larson, 95, of Macomb, died at 3:41 p.m., Sunday, November 12, 2023, at the Wesley Village in Macomb.
Private graveside services and inurnment will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Kewanee with Pastor Rebecca Gearhart officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Galva Fusiliers. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established.
He was born September 7, 1928, in Kewanee the son of Wesley and Myrtie (Dillingham) Larson. He married Karen Louise Mostrom on August 18, 1985, in Sweden. Survivors include his children; Rebecca (John Moline) Larson of Arvada, Colorado and Jeff (Tina) Larson of Phoenix, Arizona, step-children; Cindy Amundsen of Macomb, Jay (Becki) Flickinger of Canton and Laurie (Mike) McGillicuddy of Grafton, Illinois, eight grandchildren, Brant Swigart, Sam Amundsen, Brent (Erica) Flickinger, Blake (Lauren) Flickinger, Nick (Audrey) Hare, Morgan (Gedd) Ross, Riley (Katie) McGillicuddy and Chelsea (Casey) Randall and 14 great-grandchildren, Everly Flickinger, Myla Flickinger, Jaymes Flickinger, Grady Flickinger, Della Flickinger, Ella Hare, Findley Hare, Emily Hare, Miles Ross, Kaidynce McGillicuddy, Dax McGillicuddy, Kru McGillicuddy, Jackson Randall and Cooper Randall. Willard was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and son Greg Larson.
Willard graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Agriculture. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Professionally, he worked for Standard Oil as a district manager retiring at the age of 55. Willard's hobbies included wood working, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.