The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 6, 2013

Carl G. Larson

JOPLIN, MO —    

Carl G. Larson, age 92, of Joplin, passed away at 1:22 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Joplin Health and Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness.

Born April 18, 1920, in Miami, Okla., he was the only child of the late Gustav Larson and Anna Carlotta Carlson Larson. He lived in the Joplin area his entire life.  He was a graduate of Miami High School and also the Business College of Miami. In high school, he earned his Eagle Scout award. Carl was a World War II Army veteran serving in the Aleutian Islands. He was a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and served as a past secretary of Joplin Elks Lodge No. 501. He also delivered Meals on Wheels and was an election poll worker for many years. Carl's interests included golfing, fishing, bowling, a Wednesday morning Bible Study group and traveling with his wife, family and friends.

He married Helen Louise Righthouse on Sept. 18, 1941, in Miami. She preceded him in death on June 28, 2011. They were married 70 years.

A son, Christopher Carl Larson, also preceded him in death.

Survivors include a son, Neill Larson, of Branson, Mo.; two daughters, Linda Unser and husband, Ron, of Joplin, and Rachel Williams and husband, Steve, of Sullivan, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, of Joplin, with Rev. David Burgess officiating. Interment in Ozark Memorial Park will be private with grandchildren, John, Colby and Asher Kluthe, Sydney Williams, Christian and Joshua Unser, Carlie and Michael Larson, serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at Parker Mortuary from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, of Joplin.

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