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Harvey L. Larsen

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February 19, 1925 - April 22, 2022

Visitation will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Swea City on April 28, 2022, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Funeral service will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Swea City, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Pastor Todd Hartsock will be officiating. Harvey will be  laid to rest at Harrison Township Cemetery, rural Swea City.

 Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW Posts, Swea City,.

Harvey L. Larsen, was born on Feb. 19, 1925, to Henry and Marie (Bonnicksen) Larsen in Ringsted. He passed away on April 22, 2022, at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong.

Harvey grew up in the Ringsted area and graduated from Swea City High School in 1942. He was united in marriage to Noradel E. Dotson on May 19, 1945, in Waukegan, Ill. They celebrated 71 and a half years together as husband and wife.

He was drafted into the United States Navy on Jan. 10, 1945, and was honorably discharged on May 11, 1946. Upon his return home to the Swea City area, he and Noradel raised their five children. He farmed near Swea City for 40 years, retiring from farming in 1987. The couple moved into town in 1979, and enjoyed many winters in Tucson, Ariz.

Harvey was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Swea City. He enjoyed golfing, watching the Minnesota Twins and Iowa Hawkeyes, and weekly Saturday night meals at the Country Inn with his friends.

Harvey is survived by his daughter Marcia (Duane) Holst of Lake City, Minn.; daughter-in-law Laura Larsen of West Des Moines; daughter-in-law Sandra Larsen of Swea City; son Chuck (Renee) Larsen of Seward, Neb.; son Ron Larsen of Manley; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Harvey is preceded in death by his wife Noradel Larsen; his parents Henry and Marie Larsen; his sons Leroy and Steve Larsen; his grandson Daniel Larsen; great-grandson Noah Larsen; his brother Emly (Crystal) Larsen; his sisters Erma (Russel) Roba and Bernice (John) Koster. 

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