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Dale Larson, 75 - April 08, 2009


Dale Robert Larson, 75, of Gothenburg died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Kearney.
Services were held at Banner United Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 31, with the Rev. Janie Freeman officiating. Interment followed at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell.
Larson was born Sept. 30, 1933, at Gothenburg, son of Laurence August Larson and Ethel Mae (Jagger) Larson.
He graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1952 and entered the United States Air Force where he served his country for 22 years in Vietnam and Europe.
While in the service, he received his bachelor degree in oceanography from a Florida university. He specialized in nuclear weapons and was a guidance systems lead tech for missile systems at Cape Girardau. He also served an extended tour in Vietnam and was chief inspector for the microwave relay stations throughout Europe.
After retiring from the Air Force, Larson returned to the family farm where he worked as a television and electronic installation and service technician. At that time, he also gave care to his father who was terminally ill. Later, he was the primary care-giver for his mother during her extended illness.
Larson lived a half-mile north of the Banner Methodist Church and was a life-time supporter. He was an avid reader and enjoyed tinkering on anything electronic, according to family members. He also enjoyed his two cats, Charlie and Blue, as well as enjoying music, especially classical and big band.
He was preceded in death by: his mother, Ethel Mae Mahan; his father, Laurence August Larson; an infant brother, Gene Norman Larson.
Survivors include: his sister, Maridee Boots of Killeen, TX; a niece, Charlotte L. Poss; great-nephew, Dallas J. Davis; great-niece, Brooklyn M. Davis; many extended relatives.
Memorials are suggested to the Banner Methodist Church and the Gothenburg Senior Center.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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