The family suggest contributions to Hospice Compassus in care of Sheldon Funeral Home of El Dorado Springs, Missouri
Ben LaVern Larsen of El Dorado Springs, Missouri passed away on June 20, 2013 at the age of 87, at his home. He was born January 16, 1926, in Hubbard, Nebraska, and raised in Osceola, Missouri, until he entered the Navy at age seventeen.
After the Navy, he moved to Kansas City where he met Gerry White. They were married on March 16, 1951. They moved to El Dorado Springs, Missouri in 1963.
He retired from Auto Convoy in 1984. After his retirement he enjoyed fishing, his pond, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Ben was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Larsen and Florence (Andress) Larsen and one son, Dennis Larsen.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Norma Larsen; three children, Mike Larsen and wife, Linda, Debbie Bradford and husband, Bart, and Kelly Larsen; a brother, Ralph Larsen; a sister, Doris Brooks; three grandchildren, Brad and Melinda, Ryan and wife, Amanda, Melissa Ruscha and husband, Duane; and five great grandchildren, Brooke, Abby, Case, Tate, and Emilie.