Larry Larson
1930 - 2015
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LARRY u. LARSON, 85 ROCKFORD - Larry Uno Larson, 85, of Rockford, IL, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2015, in his home, with family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 22, 1930, in Rockford; the son of Uno and Gertrude (Svensson) Larson. On March 22, 1958, he married Judith M. Anderson in Rockford. Larry was a graduate of East High School (1947), the University of Illinois (1956) and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (1971). He was a proud veteran of the US Army, serving from 1953-55. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Rockford for 57 years, where he served as Church Councilman and Usher. More than anything, Larry was passionate about his life's work. He was the Founding Partner of Larson & Darby Architects, Inc. in Rockford. Together with his longtime partner, Sam Darby, their firm's building projects - concentrated in the Midwest, but also present on a national and global scale - stand as a lasting tribute to his years of hard work and dedication to his clients, employees and the communities they served. He was past President of the Northern Illinois chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and served on the Board of Directors at HomeBanc. Larry was a proud Rockfordian, and enjoyed giving back to the community. He served on many civic boards, including Boys & Girls Club, Junior Achievement (past President), RocVale Children's Home (past President), United Way, Midway Village Museum (past President), P.A.Peterson Retirement Home, and Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. In his leisure time he enjoyed tennis, golf, and travel with family and friends. He was a former member and past President of Forest Hills Country Club. Larry is survived by the love of his life and devoted wife of 57 years, Judith; children, Andrew (Heike) of Oakland, CA, Peter (Joyce) of Belvidere, IL, David (Jennifer) of Chicago, IL and Jonathan (Polly) Larson of Zionsville, IN; grandchildren, Larry, Annika, Nicholas, Erik, Jack, Karina, Michael and Henrik; brother, Robert (Marilynn) Larson; brother-in-law, Samuel Darby; nieces and nephews Christian (Sarah) Darby, Paul (Linda Monty) Darby, Ann (Kevin Roop) Darby, Cheryl (Alan) Anderson-Konitski, Beth (David) Sloan and Amy (Alfred) Mukamuri. He leaves behind many dear friends. Predeceased by his parents; and infant daughter, Susan. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 7, 2015, in Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N. 1st St., Rockford, with Rev. Jay Quinn officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 6, 2015, in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to RocVale Children's Home (Milestone), 4060 McFarland Rd, Loves Park, IL 61111, or Trinity Lutheran Church. To share a memory or online condolence, visit olsonfh.com.

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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2015.
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November 5, 2015
Dear Judy: we are friends of Jon and Polly and wanted to send our deepest condolences to you and your family. An incredible loss; we will keep you all in our thoughts and well wishes.
sara herrman
November 4, 2015
Dear Judy,
We were so saddened to hear of Larry's death. So many years and so much time has separated us. I regret it so much more as we are all getting older.
You have a big and loving family and them to comfort you and you to comfort them will help to ease the pain.
Love from the two of us. Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill Faith
November 4, 2015
Jack and Jill Faith
November 3, 2015
Judy and Family,

So sorry to hear about Larry's passing. I just remember all the good times at Family picnics when we were so much younger. Larry was always a lot of fun and was so good to all of us kids.
Take care and remember all the stories, he will never leave your heart.

John & Rebecca Vause
Cedar Rapids, IA
November 3, 2015
I remember Larry as a kind, smart and respectful man. He served well on the board of HomeBanc with my husband, John Perkins. We always enjoyed the company of Larry and his wife.
November 3, 2015
Jack and Jill Fairh
November 1, 2015
Dear Judy and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. We always enjoyed our visits with Larry. Peace to his memory.

Gary and Karin Lindberg
November 1, 2015
Dear Judy and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all your family. We have always enjoyed our visits with Larry over the years . Peace to his memory.

Gary and Karin Lindberg
October 31, 2015
Dear Judy,
So sorry to hear of Larry passing. We only seem to communicate at sad times. Hope that you and all your family are well and have a blessed life.

All our love,

Tom & Mary
Tom Vause
October 31, 2015
Dear Judy and family,
Seems like an opportunity slipped by too quickly to get to know Larry. Your move into the duplex on catalpa woods drive seems like only yesterday. As roof mates, we share a bond that will last a lifetime. We watched, looked, and listened to the construction of our catalpa woods drive duplex just back in 2012. We hope that duplex will offer comfort to Judy for years to come. We regret that Larry had so little time to enjoy a place we now call home next to you. We offer our condolences and assure you that our door will always be open for support to you and your family. Although we are in Fairfax Station in Virginia for several more days, we hope to give you hugs of hope upon our return.
Judy and Doral Watts, 4163 Catalpa Woods Drive.
October 31, 2015
Dear Judy and Family,
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Larry was a kind man and wonderful community leader. He supported East High School in many ways. God Bless you all.
Eunice and John Bailey
October 31, 2015
It is with much sorrow in reading of Larry's illness and passing. He was a great friend and business associate. Bob"Tlilk" Tilkemeier.
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