Willis 'Gene' Larson

Posted Online: Feb. 19, 2013, 9:21 am
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Willis E. "Gene" Larson, 77, of rural Altona, Ill., died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at St. Francis, Peoria, Ill.
Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Messiah Lutheran, Galva. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. to services at church. Burial is a later at Galva Cemetery. Rux, Galva, is handling arrangements.
He was born Aug. 18, 1935.
Surviving are his wife, Anne Louise; children, Jon, Winthrop Harbor, Ill., Kirsten Wager, Kewanee, Andrew, Bishop Hill; seven grandchildren; brothers, Willard, Wesley Jr.


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