VIRGIL J. LARSEN

VIRGIL J. LARSEN
Virgil J. Larsen, age 89, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia. He was born on Sept. 8, 1923, in rural Jamestown, Kan., to Harrold F. and Bertha J. (Vandeveer) Larsen.
He attended rural grade school at District 19 and then graduated from Concordia High School in 1941. He married Ruby L. Rasmussen on June 3, 1945. After graduating, he worked for neighbors and also went to Colorado to work in harvest fields of sugar beets and other crops. When his brothers, Mervin and Glenn, were called into service, Virgil enlisted in the Army but when he went for his physical in Kansas City, he was denied entry, as he as the remaining son to stay home. He received a "C2" farm deferment and helped on the farm during the remaining 1 1/2 years of the war. Farming with horses to the modern day equipment has been his career. He won several cornhusking awards and enjoyed fishing and hunting on the Republican River. Playing baseball was a passion and he played for several teams, mostly the Norway town team as a pitcher and outfielder. Taking an interest in all sports was important to Virgil. His main hobby was carving wooden animals and other items. Virgil and Ruby were members of Concordia Lutheran Church and enjoyed attending events in the community. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on June 3, 2013. They moved to the Marquis Place in Concordia in 2009.
Virgil is survived by his wife, Ruby, Concordia; son, Dennis Larsen and wife Colleen, Jamestown; daughter, Janet Cunningham and husband John, Glen Elder; sister, Corda McMillan and husband Stanley, Jamestown, Kan.; five grandchildren, Aaron (Stacy) Larsen, Jamestown, Laurie (Todd) Johnson, Wichita, Angela (Tyler) Odle, Beloit, Brent (Jessica) Cunningham and Terry (Crystal) Cunningham, both of Glen Elder; and 11 great-grandchildren, Cole and Taegan Larsen, Avanelle Brady and Natalie Johnson, Darby and Chloe Odle, Drew, Tanna and Bailee Cunningham and Kylan and Jace Cunningham.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Mervin and Glenn; sisters, Laverne Currie, Agnes Rodgers and Opal Gile.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, July11, 2013, at Concordia Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Strommen officiating. Burial will follow at the Danish Lutheran Cemetery, rural Jamestown. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Wednesday, with the family greeting from 7-8 p.m. at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials to the Concordia Lutheran Church, in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com.

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