|Mr. Claire W. Larson, 84, of Galesburg, died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, December 23, 2012 in Heartland Health Care Center.
He was born March 31, 1928 in Galesburg, the son of Wallace and Williette Loyd Larson. He married Sheila Geske on April 2, 1966 in Knoxville.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila; a son, Donald (and Jill) Larson of Springfield, Ill.; a daughter, Judy (and Shawn) Lohnes of Lakewood, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Hannah Larson and Mallory and Ethan Lohnes; and a brother, Richard (and Marie) Larson of Flower Mound, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2012 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. James Ecklund will officiate and military rites will be presented by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285. Visitation will be 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Galesburg Community Veteranís Memorial at Lincoln Park or University of Iowa Hospitals Foundation in Iowa City. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.