Andrew 'Les' Larson


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Posted Online: March 11, 2013, 7:59 pm
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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.












 



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