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Leonard Aaron Larson
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1926
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 2010
Iowa City
Johnson County
Iowa, USA

Leonard "Doc" Aaron Larson D.V.M., 83, a 60-year practicing veterinarian died Friday, January 8, 2010 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Funeral services will be held 11 A.M. Monday, January 11, 2010 at the First Church United in West Liberty. Visitation will be held Sunday from 3 to 6 P.M. at the First Church United in West Liberty. A Masonic Service will be held at 6:00 P.M. Sunday at the Church. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Leonard was born August 27, 1926 in Duluth, Minnesota the son of Levi A. and Cecelia (Konop) Larson. He was a graduate of Duluth Central High School. He attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from Iowa State University in 1947 with his degree in Veterinary Medicine. He practiced Veterinary Medicine in West Liberty for 60 years, retiring in 2007.

On May 1, 1949 he was united in marriage to Shirley Schmidt. She died in 1981. He later married Barbara Sawyer Billick on January 14, 1983 in West Liberty. She died in 2004.

He was a member of the First Church United in West Liberty, a charter member of the West Liberty Lions Club, 50 year member of the Mt. Calvary #95 Masonic Lodge, and a member of Lotus Chapter #320 of Eastern Star. He was Past Grand Chaplain of Royal Arch Masons of Iowa and Past Grand Sentinal of Order of Eastern Star of Iowa. He was a member of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Association. He served the City of West Liberty as a Council Member and served as president of the West Liberty School Board.

Survivors include three children, Robert (Terri) Larson of West Liberty, Judith (James) Handsaker, of Racliffe and Leon (Mary) Larson of West Liberty; 8 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter, Grace; three sisters, Dorothy Holecek of Duluth, Minnesota, Celia Schroeder of Bismarck, North Dakota, and Marge (Don) Johnson of Duluth, Minnesota; and one brother, Tom (Char) Larson of Duluth, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wives Shirley and Barbara.

Family links: 
  Levi Aaron Larson (1897 - 1982)
  Cecelia M Konop Larson (1902 - 1970)
  Barbara Jane Sawyer Larson (1926 - 2004)*
  Shirley Jean Schmidt Larson (1930 - 1981)*
  Leonard Aaron Larson (1926 - 2010)
  Cecelia M Larson Schroeder (1931 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Ridge Cemetery
West Liberty
Muscatine County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Sec T/Lot 6
Maintained by: Nancy Burr
Originally Created by: Genie Lady
Record added: Feb 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47621059
Leonard Aaron Larson
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