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Mr John L Larsen

August 3, 1936 — January 16, 2018

John Lewis Larsen was born August 4, 1936 in Kimballton, Iowa., the son of Lewis and Anna Marie (Larsen) Larsen. The family moved to Sac City, Iowa where he graduated from Sac City High School in 1955. After graduation he enlisted in the Air Force in July of 1955 and was honorably discharged after basic training for medical reasons. John was then employed by Central Telephone Co. where he remained for 41 years as a combination man. John came to Kingsley as a lineman to install the new telephone dial system. During this time, he met Coleen Turkington and was married October 20, 1957 in Kingsley, Iowa. After their marriage John and Coleen made their home in Kingsley where they raised their family. John was the ultimate outdoorsman all his life, he loved hunting, fishing and trapping. John enjoyed sharing his knowledge of his experiences in the outdoors with his own children and grandchildren. When John's vision made it difficult to drive his friends saw to it that John had many good days of fishing by taking him whenever there was an opportunity to do so. John was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, where he served as a trustee for many years, and he also served as a Boy Scouts leader. Those left to cherish the memory of John are his wife, Coleen of Kingsley, a son, Micheal (Mary) Larsen and their sons, Justin and Jordan Larsen all of Martell, NE, a daughter, Lisa (Bill) Langel of Kingsley, IA, and their children, Ashley (JR) Edens of Lebanon, TN, Andrew (Angie) Langel of Remsen, IA, and Ryan Langel of Kingsley, IA, son, Craig (Jackie) Larsen and their children Jamie and Neal Larsen all of Bondurant, IA. John is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Maureen Wilson of Kingsley, IA and Janice Larsen of Adel, IA. John was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, William and Florence Turkington, 3 brothers, Richard, Charles and Dennis Larsen.
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