Peter R. Larsen(1946 - 2012)

Larsen, Peter R.

Peter R. Larsen, 66, a resident of Palatine, Ill., since 1979, and formerly of Wausau.

Memorial services for Peter R. Larsen will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Christ Lutheran Church, 41 S. Rohlwing Road, Palatine, IL 60074. Interment will be private. Memorial visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine, and from

10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service Saturday at the church.

Peter was born Sept. 25, 1946, in Madison, the son of the late Roy and Elizabeth (nee Odegard) Larsen and passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.

Peter's faith in God was very important to him. A very active member of Christ Lutheran Church where he served on the church council, was president of the congregation for seven years, stewardship chairman, Stephen Ministry leader, financial secretary, confirmation teacher, PADS volunteer, sang in the church choir, rode with the church bike club and a member of the Bushwackers team.

Peter worked for Graebel Movers Inc. for 40 years prior to retiring in October of 2011. During his time with Graebel, Peter held numerous positions including sales, operations manager, and general manager of numerous locations. He was also instrumental in establishing an international division in Chicago.

Peter was a distinguished military graduate of the ROTC program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his two years of active service, he was deployed to Korea before returning and being honorably discharged. Peter then served in the Army Reserve for 20 years. He retired with the rank of major.

Peter was also a former member and president of the Beloit Jaycees. Some hobbies of his included bicycling. being an avid reader, exploring nature and hiking in state parks. He was a lifelong student of history, enjoyed traveling and, most importantly, visiting family and spending time with those he loved.

Beloved husband of Jamie J. (nee Straub) Larsen; loving father of Peder (David Loeffelholz) and Kirk (fiancee, Alicia Wagner) Larsen; dear brother of Eric (Sevim) Larsen, Trygve (Eleanor) Larsen and Kristi (William) Druckrey; and treasured uncle of many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated for the , 1114 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004; or Christ Lutheran Church.

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Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Oct. 3, 2012