Harvey L. Larsen 1925-2022
LARSEN, DOTSON, BONNICKSEN
Posted By: Barry R Huntsinger (email)
Date: 5/18/2022 at 06:46:45
Harvey L. Larsen, was born on February 19, 1925 to Henry and Marie (Bonnicksen) Larsen in Ringsted, Iowa. He passed away on April 22, 2022 at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa.
Harvey grew up in the Ringsted area and graduated from Swea City High School in 1942. He was united in marriage to Noradel E. Dotson on May 19, 1945 in Waukegan, Illinois. They celebrated 71 and a half years together as husband and wife.
He was drafted into the United States Navy on January 10, 1945 and was honorably discharged on May 11, 1946. Upon his return home to the Swea City area, he and Noradel raised their five children. He farmed near Swea City for 40 years, retiring from farming in 1987. The couple moved into town in 1979, and enjoyed many winters in Tucson, Arizona.
Harvey was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Swea City. He enjoyed golfing, watching the Minnesota Twins and Iowa Hawkeyes, and weekly Saturday night meals at the Country Inn with his friends.
Harvey is survived by his daughter Marcia (Duane) Holst of Lake City, Minnesota; daughter-in-law Laura Larsen of West Des Moines, Iowa; daughter-in-law Sandra Larsen of Swea City, Iowa; son Chuck (Renee) Larsen of Seward, Nebraska; son Ron Larsen of Manley, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Harvey is preceded in death by his wife Noradel Larsen; his parents Henry and Marie Larsen; his sons Leroy and Steve Larsen; his grandson Daniel Larsen; great-grandson Noah Larsen; his brother Emly (Crystal) Larsen; his sisters Erma (Russel) Roba and Bernice (John) Koster.
The funeral service was held Thursday, April 28, 2022 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Swea City with burial at Harrison Township Cemetery, Swea City.
(Source: Henry-Olson Funeral Home, Estherville, Iowa.)
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