Gordon R. Larson

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Gordon R. Larson, 86, died July 5, 2005 in Tucson. He was born May 17, 1919 in Portage, Wisc.

Mr. Larson married his high school sweetheart, Lois Jan Kleist, and moved to Tucson in the 1940s to raise a family. His career with the Southern Pacific Railroad and his long-standing association with the Fraternal Order of Eagles as well as the Elks Club and Moose Club, were a testament to his life in Tucson and for a time in Payson.

He is survived by his sister Leone Grundeen, of Davenport, Iowa; children, James (Mary) and Douglas of Tucson; three grandchildren, Tyler, Derek and Amber; and by his very special friend, Almeda Campbell.

He is preceded in death by his first wife of 30 years Lois, and second wife, Janet.

A memorial service will be held in Portage, Wisc. in mid-August.

Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Desert Sunset Funeral Home, Tucson.

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