John Edmund Larson passed away On November 29, 2021. John was born in Elmhurst Illinois on January 4, 1937 to Alice and Kenneth Larson. The family moved to Winnebago Illinois where he grew up and graduated from Winnebago High School in 1954. He enlisted and served 8 years in the US Army being deployed to both France and Germany.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Perces Larson and brother Charles Larson
He is survived by his wife of 31 years Janet, son Kevin (Cinda Ferro) Larson, stepsons, David (Rima) Torres, Erik Stude, and stepdaughter Traci (Eddie) Welch.
Grandchildren: Chantelle (Bryan Hill) Myers, Brandon Robbins, Bradley (Taylor) Larson, Cassie Ferro, Alyssa (Matthew) Ibach, Kathryn (Kyle) Liggitt, Kelsey Torres, Matthew (Grace) Torres, Ashley (Chris) Holt, and Sean McCormick.
He was also blessed with 3 great-grandsons, Sawyer, Henry, Kade (also one more on the way), and 4 great-granddaughters, Nora, Jensen, Falynn and Klarke. He is also survived by his sister in-law, Loretta Larson and nieces Kathy Gowie, and Karen Larson, Great- nieces, Ashley, and Kathy, and Great- nephew, Derrick Larson. And sister and brother-in-law Susan and Bernt Lovenberg.
Before his retirement John was a security officer with First Security Bank (aka Wells Fargo) and was an officer with the Lamar Police Department. Lamar Colorado. He also worked for High Plains Electric in Lamar.
John was a member of Albuquerque Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. John and 2 other officers were charter members and instrumental in forming the Southeast Colorado Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police in Lamar, Colorado.
Interment will be held on January 1st at 11:00 am at Sandia Memory Gardens, 9500 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM.
In lieu of flowers contributions may made to the Animal Humane Society, St. Jude Hospital, Shriners Hospital, or the charity of your choice.
The family would also like to thank the members of Presbyterian Hospice, especially Jim and Leydi for the excellent care they gave John.