Mark Larson


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Posted Online: April 06, 2013, 11:23 pm
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Mark A. Larson, 50, of Geneseo, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.
Funeral services celebrating Mark's life will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. Burial will follow at Dayton Corners Cemetery, Colona. Visitation for Mark will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the Mark LarsonMemorial Fund. The family requests casual attire for those attending.
Mark was born on Nov. 25, 1962, in Moline, the son of Lester and Lillian Bekerian Larson. He was a1981 graduate of J.D. Darnall High School in Geneseo and was united in marriage to Phyllis Gay Peasley on Dec. 4, 1989, in Las Vegas, Nev.
He was the co-founder, co-owner with his brother and president of Rock River Arms Inc., of Colona. Mark was a member of the NRA, OGCA, ISRA and Illinois Firearms Manufacturers Association. He enjoyed mushrooming, fishing for crappies, gardening, his cars and cooking and feeding his family and friends. He loved his dogs, Daisy, Dozer and Rowdy, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Gay; his parents, Lester and Lillian Larson, of Cleveland, Ill.; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Michael Larson, of Carbon Cliff, and Lester C. "Chuck" (Melissa) Larson Jr., of Geneseo; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lisa (Gary) Sides, of Cleveland, and Linda (Jim) White, of Cleveland; 12 nieces and nephews, Chad, Jennie, Matt, Jeremy, Sara, Katie, Kenneth, Kassandra, Kyle, Jake, Trenton and Logan; and four great-nieces and nephews, Kaya, Gage, Paige and Bradlee. Mark was preceded in death by his grandparents; two uncles; two cousins; and loyal companion, Saddie.
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