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James A. Larson


(Obituary from the Dispatch/Argus)

James A. "Jim" Larson, 71, of Milan, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, at his home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Milan. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. by the Eureka Masonic Lodge No. 69, Milan. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

James was born April 9, 1935, in Davenport, the son of Arthur and Elfrida Nygaard Larson. He married Carol Olson on Jan. 8, 1956, in Moline.

After his service in the United States Army, Jim worked many years as an operating engineer for Frandsen Excavating Co., Davenport. He then worked for 20 years as the Milan Street Superintendent, retiring in 1993. After retiring from the Village of Milan, Jim returned to working construction and then enjoyed working at the Quad City Auto Auction in Milan.

James was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Milan, Eureka Masonic Lodge No. 69, Milan and the Midwest Operating Engineers Union Local 150.

Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling and watching sporting events.

Survivors include his wife, Carol; children and their spouses, Lori Bleuer, Milan, David and Suzette Larson, The Hague, Netherlands, Christine and Eric Myers, Davenport, Steven and Stephanie Larson, St. Louis, Mo.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virjeanne Brown, Gays Mills, Wis., and Sandy Benisch, Madison, Wis.

Mr. Larson was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Marian Stein; and a brother, Donald "Bud" Larson.