Kenneth John Larsen, 67, of Ammon, passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Kenneth was born Jan. 22, 1947, in Teton Valley to Daniel "Dannie" and Ruth James Larsen. He was one of 11 siblings. He went to school in Driggs. In 1965, he joined the Army National Guard and was active until 1984. He served our country proudly.
In December 1970, he married Barbara Bowen. He became an instant father. It took awhile to adjust, but he was a wonderful father to Lesa, Curtis and Brenda. Two more sons were added, David and Stephen.
He worked for Wayne Stevens and Sons part- to full-time for 17 years. He worked at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for 15 years until health issues forced him to retire.
Kenneth loved fishing and golfing and did one or the other until his health started to fail him.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Lesa (Jerry) Ramirez, Curtis (Toni) Larsen, Brenda (Scott) Tullock, David and Stephen Larsen; grandchildren, Keith, Brian, Jeremy, Christopher, Anastashia, Tatyana, Joshua, Kenneth Curtis, Brei'Ann, Timber, Daniel and Michael; five great-grandchildren, Valori, Addison, Jewell, Ryker and Kenadee; and honorary grandchildren, Ana and Derrick; and great-grandchildren, Oakley and Carmyn Neeley; siblings, Lois (Duane) Eck, Joan (Bob) Fairbanks, Dennis Larsen, LaDene Larsen, Lynn Larsen, Lee (Sheila) Larsen, Kathy (Dick) Wingfield, Dee Larsen and Tammy Green; and a brother-in-law, Merv Brown.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Dannie and Ruth Larsen; a sister, Carol Brown; and a brother-in-law, Steve Green.
There will be a celebration of life at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First St. in Idaho Falls.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.coltrinmortuary.com.