PREP FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

Andrew 'Les' Larson


Share
Posted Online: March 11, 2013, 7:59 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Andrew "Les" Leslie Larson, 83, of Moline, died Friday, March 8, 2013.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. before the service at the funeral home. Burial is at Rose-Lawn Memorial Estate, Moline.
Andrew was born March 2, 1930, in Moline, the son of Andrew B. and Florence Shogren Larson.
Les was employed as a pattern maker with John Deere Foundry for 33 years, retiring in 1987. Les enjoyed spending time around people, nature and making model airplanes.
Survivors include his son, Terry (Janice) Larson; daughter, Debra Blaser (Bob Schroeder); grandchildren, Nathan (Tanya) Duggar, Travis Larson, Sara (Cory) Hamilton, Ben (Stacey) Blaser and Jessica Larson; and three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Samantha and Noah.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Dorothy Widegren.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting his obituary at esterdahl.com.












 




Local events heading








  Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






(More History)