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Michael "Mike" Larson

July 26, 1949 December 13, 2019
Michael "Mike" Larson
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Obituary for Michael "Mike" Larson

Michael “Mike” Larson, age 70, of Charter Oak, Iowa, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2019, at the UnityPoint Health- St. Luke’s Hospital of Sioux City, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 23, 2019 at the St. John’s United Methodist Church of Mapleton, Iowa. Rev. Jena Finch-Manchester will officiate. Committal will follow in the St. Clair Township Cemetery of Ute, Iowa. Military Rites will be conducted by the Aaby Post No. 442 of the American Legion & VFW Post 5605 of Ute, Iowa and Homer Hall Post No. 66 of the American Legion of Charter Oak, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 22, 2019 at the St. John’s United Methodist Church of Mapleton, Iowa. The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Ute & Mapleton, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.

Michael “Mike” Larson was born on July 26, 1949, in Pisgah, Iowa. He was the son of Harvey and Fern (Hall) Larson. When he was in the sixth grade, Mike’s family relocated to Ute, Iowa, where he received his education and graduated from Charter Oak-Ute High School with the class of 1967.

Mike enlisted into the United States Army and after being honorably discharged returned home and lived in the Ute, Mapleton and the Denison areas. In 1971, he relocated to Colorado for work. Throughout his life Mike worked in tire sales at Sears and then drove truck as a transport hauler. In 1990, Mike was forced into retirement due to a severe accident. Little did Mike know that his fate would change. On a blind date in 1991, Mike met Jackie Boggs and they became companions for the next 28 years. He relocated in 1993 back to Iowa and settled in Charter Oak, Iowa.

Mike was a member of the Aaby Post No. 422 of the American Legion of Charter Oak. He was a former mayor of Charter Oak, commercial club member and would volunteer and help out with various functions in town. He enjoyed giving back to his community during Santa’s night by donating turkeys over the years. Mike had an outgoing personality and a warm smile. He liked visiting with friends and meeting new people.

Survivors left to cherish his memory are his companion Jackie Boggs of Charter Oak, IA; nieces Gwen Larson of Strasburg, CO and Linda (Jeff) Hamann of North Sioux City, SD; nephew Steve (Mary) Lawson of Lawrence, KS; grand & great-grand nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Deanna Lawson of Mapleton, IA; many friends and extended family.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Fern Larson; sister Carol Larson; brother Albert Lawson; grandniece Angela Larson; nephew-in-law Al Huggin.


Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

22

Dec

2:00 PM 12/22/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 12/22/2019 4:00:00 PM
St. John's United Methodist Church

212 S 7th Street
Mapleton, IA 51034

St. John's United Methodist Church
212 S 7th Street Mapleton 51034 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

23

Dec

2:00 PM 12/23/2019 2:00:00 PM
St. John's United Methodist Church

212 S 7th Street
Mapleton, IA 51034

St. John's United Methodist Church
212 S 7th Street Mapleton 51034 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Clair Cemetery Final Resting Place

Ute, IA

Ute IA
United States
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