TAMPA, Fla. – Alfred L. Larsen, 88, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Maple Park, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at his home. After 30 years, he is finally reunited with the love of his life, Betty, who has been patiently waiting to spend the rest of eternity in his arms.
He was born Oct. 31, 1925, in Sycamore, the son of Nels and Hansine (Olesen) Larsen.
He is survived by children, Joel (Veronica) Larsen and Daniel Larsen, both of Tampa; two grandsons, Mark Larsen of Tampa and David (Keri) Larsen, and their children: Violet and Ivy, of Tampa; one sister in-law, Madonna Wise of Colorado; many nieces, nephews and a community of friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Nels and Hansine Larsen; three sisters, Marion, Metta and Loretta; and three brothers, Claude, Edward and Robert Larsen.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A funeral to celebrate his life will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, at Conley Funeral Home. The Rev. Eun Young Ko, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, Maple Park, will officiate, with interment to follow at Gardner Cemetery, Maple Park.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name to benefit Alfred's favorite charities. Checks can be made to the "Alfred Larsen Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes also can be forwarded to the same address or at www.conleycare.com.