Louise A. Larson
1924 - 2021
BORN
November 1, 1924
DIED
January 3, 2021

Louise A. Larson

November 1, 1924-January 3, 2021

ROCK ISLAND-Louise A. Larson, 96, of Rock Island, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021 at her home. Funeral services will be live-streamed on Friday, January 8th at 11 a.m. and can be accessed online at https://vimeo.com/496711131. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 7th at the KNOX CHAPEL of Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 2106 7th Ave., Rock Island. Face masks are required and capacity limits will be monitored. Burial will be in Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, Rock Island or the Catfish Jazz Society.

Louise was born on November 1, 1924 in Twin Valley, Minnesota, a daughter of Harold and Esther (Foster) Smith. She married Clinton J. Larson on June 1, 1947 at First Lutheran Church in Rock Island. He preceded her in death on June 24, 2012. Louise worked for John Deere and then the Rock Island Arsenal during the war. She retired from the Rock Island River Terminal in 1987. Louise was a long-time member of First Lutheran Church in Rock Island, where she had served as secretary and treasurer. She was a member of the church choir, the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, and led the church youth group. Louise was also a member of the Catfish Jazz Society, Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Society, and the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. She had also volunteered at the Quad City Botanical Center.

Survivors include her children, Michael Larson, Rock Island, Ted (Janice) Larson, Dallas, Texas, and Laura (Brad) Chumbley, Moline; grandchildren, Christopher (Allison) Chumbley, Bettendorf, Cara Chumbley, Chicago, and Matthew Larson, Dallas, Texas.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years; parents; infant son, Dale; sister, Lucille Jamison; brother-in-law, Tom Jamison; nephew, Tommy Jamison; and niece, Terrie Kroshus.

Online condolences at www.wheelanpresly.com.


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Published by Quad-City Times on Jan. 6, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jan
7
Visitation
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Knox Chapel of Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
2106 - 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois
Jan
7
Visitation
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Knox Chapel of Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
2106 - 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois 61201
Jan
7
Visitation
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Knox Chapel of Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
2106 - 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois
Jan
8
Funeral service
11:00a.m.
Knox Chapel of Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
2106 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201
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Knox Chapel of Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
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Mike, Ted, Laura and families. Thinking of you. I have so many memories including thinking your house was so huge up on a big hill, camping and water skiing at Lake Warren, and the wonderful role models our collective parents were. Louise was very special. John Hopper
January 10, 2021
Thinking of you all today. Louise was such a special lady and wonderful friend to Minerva after Dale passed. Min would insist they we stop by and see Louise during my visits to Rock Island. Usually unannounced! She was always gracious and welcoming and I enjoyed those times with her. So sorry for your loss.
Nancy Hopper
January 8, 2021
Louise is one of the nicest people I have known and a classy lady. She made the world a better place for those who knew her. Best wishes to her family.
David Crockett
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January 8, 2021
Ted, Mike, Laura, and families. I am so sorry for your loss. The service on line was a real tribute to your Mother. I will have to read the scriptures because when you mentioned the summer camping trips, Ted, the memories just flowed through my brain. Thank you for sharing your Mother with all of us and God's Blessing each and everyone of you.
Lon Friesth
January 8, 2021
A beautiful lady & a joy to see & talk to. RIP.
Gerri Bowers
January 8, 2021
Our deepest sympathy, Mike and family. Carm and I send our prayers.
Linda Marchese
January 7, 2021
so sorry for your loss.
Stephen G. Andich
January 6, 2021