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Edward LeRoy Larson
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Edward LeRoy Larson passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 at Deerfield Retirement Community in Urbandale, Iowa. Edward and his twin sister, Lucille, were born June 9, 1926 to Lewis and Isabelle (Dobbe) Larson at their farm in Polk County. Ed was baptized and confirmed at Palestine Lutheran Church. He grew up on the farm and graduated from Huxley High School where he was an outstanding baseball and basketball player.

Ed married Ruth Lee on August 14, 1948 and together they operated the home farm until their retirement. Ed had a beautiful bass voice and participated in music groups throughout his life including church, community choirs and barbershop quartets. Ed was a lifelong sports fan, especially of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Iowa State Cyclones. In retirement, Ed enjoyed wintering in Mesa, Arizona.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Inez Estrem, Robert Larson, Dorothy Johnson, Kathryn Moore, and his twin, Lucille Erickson.

Left to mourn Ed are his wife of 69 years, Ruth; his daughter, Jane (Ralph) Ross; his son, Paul (Deana Voth) Larson; his grandchildren, Joel (Esther) Fischer, Sarah (Eric) Roane, and Christopher (Sheena) Fischer; and his great-grandchildren, Amy, Zoe, Will, Evelyn, and Lucille.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Fjeldberg Lutheran Church, 209 N 2nd Ave, Huxley, IA 50124

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Huxley, Iowa 50124

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Huxley, Iowa 50124

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