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Russell Larson

July 29, 1924 — November 25, 2015

Russell William Larson, age 91, of Dunlap passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, surrounded by his family.

Russell was born on July 29, 1924 to Oscar W. and Amanda A. (Carlson) Larson in Galesburg. He married Vonna Lou Chambers on September 28, 1963 in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are his children, Holly (Richard) Oglesby of Maquon, and Roy (Kris) Larson of Peoria; grandchildren, Gregory (Maggie), Amanda (Eric), Jay (Jennifer), Cordell, Nathan, and Alec; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Evin, L.J, and Ryleigh; and his sister, Verna Johansen, of Galesburg.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Lloyd, and a granddaughter, Jacquelyn.

He received an Associates Degree in Engineering from Bradley University and was an Engineer at Caterpillar for over 38 years. Russell was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Peoria, the Society of Automotive Engineers, was part of the Bring Back the Duryea to Peoria Committee, and was a former member of the Peoria Camera Club. He served in the United States Army during WWII, and enjoyed woodworking and cars.

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Peoria on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 12:00 PM. His wife, Vonna Lou, will officiate. Visitation will begin at 10:30 AM at the church. Burial will be held in Swan Lake Memory Gardens at a later date.

There will be a memorial luncheon held at the church immediately following the services. Please call or email Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home at (309)682-6616 or [email protected] to make reservations no later than Thursday, December 3, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Peoria, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or the Dunlap Fire Protection District.

An online memorial website may be viewed at www.cumerford.com

Visitation

DEC 4. 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

First United Methodist Church
116 NE Perry Avenue
Peoria, IL 61604

Memorial Service

DEC 4. 12:00 PM (CST)

First United Methodist Church
116 NE Perry Avenue
Peoria, IL 61604

Luncheon

DEC 4. 1:00 PM (CST)

First United Methodist Church
116 NE Perry Avenue
Peoria, IL 61604

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