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home : obituaries : obituaries August 16, 2017

4/5/2017 2:20:00 PM
Herbert O. Larson

Herbert O. Larson, 86, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday night, March 28, 2017, at Ascension Medical Center in Racine, Wis.
He was born in Jackson on Aug. 22, 1930, to the late Olaf Nels Larson and Hilda Oline Hanson and he lived in the Racine County area since 1956.
In Baltimore, Md., on Feb. 19, 1955, he was united in marriage to Lois A. Brown.
He loved spending time with his grandsons, David and Mark Magruder, and never faced a mechanical challenge he couldn't solve with patience, a little elbow grease and a keen ingenuity that most men would envy.
If he didn't have the right tool, he made it. During his career as a process and development engineer, he fashioned an early prototype that later became the now famous "Jaws of Life." He worked for Walker Manufacturing, Deluxe Tool and launched his own company, Larsco, late in his career.
He will be remembered as kind-hearted and soft-spoken. He was a humble man that made friends easily.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received an honorable discharge in October 1955.
He is survived by his children: Paulette (Jim) Conerton of Port Charlotte, Fla.; Karen (Jim) Magruder of Racine, Wis.; and Angela Larson of Union Grove, Wis.; two grandsons, David (Veronika) Magruder and Mark (Natalie) Magruder; and three sisters: Arlene Ott, Dori Petersen and Marlys Larson, all of Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters: Gladie (Logan) Potter, Amanda Schottle, Olive Still and Eunice Larson; and four brothers: Truman (Violet), Arnie, Larry and Verlen (Phyllis) Larson.
Funeral services will be held at Wilson Funeral Home, 1212 Lathrop Ave., on Wednesday, April 5, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Dr. David Dryer officiating.
Friends and family may visit from 9 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, before the service.
Interment will follow at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel at 2 p.m.
Condolences may be shared at www.wilsonfuneralhomeinc.com.
The family would like to thank the employees at DaVita Willow Creek Dialysis Center in Racine for their service to Herb over the years. Thank you all so much.

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