BELLEVILLE, Ill. - Neil D. Larson, 80, of Belleville, passed away Monday (Feb. 9, 2015) at his residence in Belleville.
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He was born Jan. 23, 1935, in Kane, Pa., the son of Harold T. and Agnes E., nee Johnson, Larson. He was married for 57 years to Janice Yonker Larson, who survives.
Mr. Larson was a member of the First Baptist Church of O'Fallon. He retired from the United States Air Force as a graphic illustrator. Neil was an avid Cardinals fan and loved roller skating. For many years, he was a skate guard at Fun Spot in Belleville, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold T. and Agnes E., nee Johnson, Larson; and a sister, Mary Rink.
Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, Janice Larson; three sons, Richard (Diana) Larson of Easley, S.C., Jeff (Dana) Larson of Springfield, and James (Denise) Larson of Springfield; two daughters, Leanne Baldini of Belleville, and Laurie (James "RG") Gillis of Springfield; four granddaughters; four grandsons; 11 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Friday at the Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in O'Fallon, with Pastor Doug Munton officiating. Interment will follow in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville.
Memorials in his honor may be made to the
, the Wounded Warriors Project, or the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be expressed at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 14 to Feb. 22, 2015