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Gary Kent Larson

October 6, 1942 February 15, 2019
Gary Kent Larson
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Obituary for Gary Kent Larson

Gary Larson, age 76, of Radcliffe, IA, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at his residence. A private family committal service will be held this summer in the Radcliffe Cemetery.

Gary Kent Larson was born to parents Donald and Carol (Skrovig) Larson in Iowa Falls, IA. He attended Radcliffe High School and graduated in 1960 participating in football and music. He was married to Linda McCormick on October 24,1969. Their first year of marriage was spent at Lin-Ron Eggs and in 1974 moved to Radcliffe.

Gary spent most of his time on the road trucking. He hauled cattle for Houck Truck Line, he then hauled steel for Haupt Truck Line and Mid Seven Transportation. Gary later worked for 3M, hauling medical supplies to the docks on the East Coast.

Gary retired in 2005, at the age of 62, and sat around watching The Food Channel for a year. He then decided he wanted to do something else, so he got his bus endorsement and became a special needs driver to Waterloo for 9 years. In retirement he enjoyed going to the Coop in Radcliffe for coffee every morning.

Gary enjoyed going to the kids and grandkids events through the school. Especially softball and football. He liked all the plays and musicals sometimes saying, "could they sing in English and forget the bongo drums?"

Throughout the years Gary was a believer in having livestock to show, going to many Hereford Shows and the Hardin County Fair with cattle & sheep. He continued to have 2 calves to butcher, every year, until his health prevented him from getting in the barn. He spent 1 winter in Texas and enjoyed every day checking out the vegetable harvest that was going on.

Gary's health began declining in 2018 and he had the privilege of residing in the Hubbard Care Center and Bethany Life for a "tune up" as he called it plus several hospital stays. He came home in December to be cared for by his family. All took turns to following "the plan". Gary went in to Hospice Home Care on Thursday, Feb 14th and died Friday, Feb 15th.

Gary is survived by his wife Linda and family who all loved him dearly and supported the promise to keep him home until the end.
Marvin, Alyssa, Maverick, & Lindsey
Eugene, Jesse, Jordan, Jonas, Stephen, & Sandro
Heidi, Brian, Gabby, & Amira

Gary was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Radcliffe American Legion Building Fund, 27242 E Ave, Radcliffe, IA 50230.

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Celebration of Life




4:00 PM 2/23/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/23/2019 7:00:00 PM
Radcliffe American Legion Post #317

115 Isabella St
Radcliffe, IA 50230

Radcliffe American Legion Post #317
115 Isabella St Radcliffe 50230 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Radcliffe Cemetery Final Resting Place

Radcliffe, IA

Radcliffe IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Radcliffe American Legion Building Fund

27242 E Ave
Radcliffe, IA 50230

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