Ingemar Larson


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Posted Online: March 08, 2011, 5:23 pm
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Dr. Ingemar W. Larson, 82, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.

Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at First Lutheran Church, Rock Island. Private inurnment is at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. The family will greet friends in the church fellowship hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, Rock Island, or to the Dr. Ingemar W. and Katherine E. Larson Scholarship at Augustana College.

Ingemar Wallace Larson was born on Dec. 4, 1928, in Clarissa, Minn., a son of David S. and Gertrude Lindh Larson. He married Katherine E. "Kay" Ekstrom on Aug. 18, 1962, at First Baptist Church, Sterling, Kan.

He graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., from which he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. Ingemar received his Master of Science degree and Doctorate from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan., and was a member of the faculty while completing his post-graduate studies. Dr. Larson taught several years at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore., before joining Augustana College, Rock Island in 1966. He was a member of the biology department at the college for 29 years and retired as Professor Emeritus of Biology in 1995.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. Dr. Larson was an active member of First Lutheran Church, Rock Island, having served on the church council and landscape committee. He was a member of the American Scandinavian Association at Augustana, Sigma Xi, American Association of Parasitologists, Illinois Academy of Science, and Midwest Association of College Biology Teachers. He received the Jaeke Award for Campus leadership from Augustana in 1991.

Survivors include his wife, Kay; brother and sister-in-law, Arnold and Earleen Larson, Kelliher, Minn.; sister-in-law, Marilyn Larson, Edina, Minn.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Cathy and Doug Taylor, Rock Island. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Kenneth and Herbert Larson.

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