Obit: Larson, Arthur (1886 - 1956)


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Surnames: Larson, Donner, Macann, Violet, Strum, Zutter, Krager


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 05/03/1956


Larson, Arthur (8 FEB 1886 - 29 APR 1956)


Arthur L. Larson, Route 1, Chippewa Falls, passed away Sunday morning at 8:30 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Violet, where he had made his home for the past three years.


Mr. Larson was born Feb. 8, 1886 in Oslo, Norway, and he came to the United States at the age of two years with his parents, and settled in Chippewa Falls, where he had always resided.  Mr. Larson was married to Harriet Donner of Gilman, Wis., in 1912.  He had been employed at the Hand Made Shoe Factory and the Mason Shoe for a number of years.  He also worked on construction work during the building of the Chippewa Dam.  During the war he worked at the Moore Dry Dock in Oakland, Calif.  He retired six years ago  because of ill health.


Survivors are five children, Mrs. Earl (Ona) Macann and Lyle of Oakland, Calif., Clyde and Clifford of Chicago; Mrs. Walter (Ardith) Violet of Route 1, Chippewa Falls; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Signa Strum and Mrs. Albert Zutter of Chippewa Falls; Mrs. Harold Krager of Hudson, and four brothers, Lief of Thorp; Alf and Einar of Chippewa Falls and Otto of Chicago.  He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, four brothers and one sister.


Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the funeral chapel with Rev. Lawrence Oman officiating.  Interment was in Forest Hill Cemetery.



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