Carl Edwin Larson, 87, LaPlata, Missouri, died Friday, July 26, 2013, at Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville.
As per his wishes his body will be cremated with no public service. A private family service and burial will be held later at Union Chapel Cemetery, New Boston, under the direction of Travis Funeral Chapel, LaPlata.
Memorials in memory of Edwin Larson may be made to Union Chapel Cemetery Association and may be mailed to: Merta Malloy, Treas., 11735 Apple St., Bucklin, Mo. 64631.
Born July 7, 1926, at the family farm near Ethel, Missouri, he was the son of Carl Gustav and Jennie A. (Anderson) Larson.
Edwin attended rural school through the eighth grade and graduated in 1944 from Bucklin High School, Bucklin. He lived and worked on the family farm for most of his life, as well as working at various outside jobs, driving a Bucklin school bus, MFA, New Boston, McGraw Edison, Macon, and ConAgra Foods, Macon. He had lived in La Plata since 1996. He was a member and Elder Emeritus of the Ethel Presbyterian Church, Ethel, Missouri.
Survivors include two sisters, Myrtle Crippin, Marceline, and Joan Clark of Ethel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Esther Turner, Margaret Larson, and Ruth Larson; one brother, Albert Larson; and nephews, Keith and Roger Turner.