|Birth: ||Mar. 29, 1931|
|Death: ||Feb. 13, 2011|
Wenatchee World - Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Duane Howard Larson, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away peacefully February 13, 2011, after a battle with cancer and pneumonia. Duane was born March 29, 1931, in Bisbee, ND, to Gunder and Ella Larson. Duane and his family lived in Bisbee, ND until 1938. During 1938, the Larson family moved to Ballard, WA, where Duane was raised and educated. He served in the United States Coast Guard from 1947 until his retirement as a Lieutenant in 1973. Following his retirement from the Coast Guard, Duane was a Bus Driver and Trainer for the Renton School District. During his lifetime, Duane had many interests, such as participating in Jeep Clubs, Off Road Racing as a Driver, traveling throughout the country in his motorhome and taking regular trips to Ireland and Europe. Duane was also an avid sports fan of the Seahawks, Mariners and Manchester United. Duane and Margaret were members of several social clubs, such as the American Legion, Eagles, Elks and the Moose Lodge. Duane loved to help others by working on their cars and engines, doing home repair and construction, and he especially loved to assist anyone who had a stranded car in a snow bank or a ditch, using his jeep and winch.
Duane is survived by his wife of 19 years, Margaret (Simpson) Larson. Additionally, he is survived by son, Michael Larson (Brenda); daughter, Michele Benckert (Mike); and son, Dean Larson. Also survived by stepson, Patrick Simpson (Tammi). Duane had nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Mary Areta (Slagle) Larson; and son, Dennis Larson.
Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 17, 2011, at Jones & Jones~Betts Memorial Chapel, 302 Ninth Street, Wenatchee, WA. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 16, 2011, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at 10:15 a.m., Friday February 18, 2011, at the Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th Street, Kent, WA 98042. Remembrances and donations may be made to Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center or your meaningful cancer research charity. Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guest book at jonesjonesbetts.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home.
Tahoma National Cemetery
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Record added: Mar 12, 2011
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