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Herbert R. Larson

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

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Herbert R. Larson
Herbert R. Larson, 88, Cherokee, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, following a brief illness.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, Sept. 24, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey de Vega officiated. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee at a later date.

Herbert was born June 29, 1920, son of Erik and Alphild (Sundblad) Larson, near Paullina. He graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee in 1939. He served in U.S. Army in Panama and the Philippines from 1941 to 1945, he then returned to Cherokee.

He was married to Geraldine (Jerry) Fassler on Nov. 8, 1946 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. They operated the neighborhood grocery store on S. 8th Street for 2 years. He then went on to manage Cherokee Concrete Products Company for 37 years, retiring in1984.

Herb enjoyed golfing, playing cards and working at the church. He was a superior wood worker. Herb was a long-standing member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee.

Herb was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, four brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.

Survivors include his beloved wife Jerry of Cherokee and two sons, Steven (Vicki) of Westminster, Colo. and James (Laurie) of Oshkosh, Wisc. Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Kristen (Kevin) Kelly, Seth Larson and Josh Larson, all from the Denver, Colo. area and Kristopher Larson (Sarrah Zillges), Jenna Larson (Robert Poeschl), Nathan (Wendy) Larson, Stephanie (Paul) Hallman and Amanda (Matthew) Carey; seven great grandchildren: Sophie, Reese and Ava Kelly, Jedediah and Kallum Larson-Poeschl, Jacob Becker and Benjamin Carey; one sister, Ruth Parks of Palmetto, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Roberta Wilcox of Broomfield, Colo.; four nephews, Paul (Marge) Sundblad of Oak Forest, Ill., Kenneth (Vicki) Fassler of Meriden, Brad (Renee) Wilcox of Alamosa, Colo. and Brent Wilcox of Denver, Colo.; two nieces, Pamela (Robert) Horner of Groveland, Mass. and Karen Cheatham of Las Cruces, N.M., and many other relatives and friends.