Saturday 25th of February 1922 - Saturday 28th of August 2021
Leo Larsen, 99 (Papa) and widower of Lillian “Billie” Dams (Gran Gran) Larsen passed away Aug. 28, 2021. Born to the now-late Marius and Marie Larsen Feb. 25, 1922 in Aurora, Nebraska. He was an Air Force veteran, retired electrical engineer from IBM, and member of Porter Memorial Baptist Church. Throughout his service he lived all over the United States from California to Michigan and eventually landed in Lexington, Kentucky where his two children were raised and he and Lillian witnessed the births of his 3 granddaughters, whom he loved dearly.
After a long and successful career, Leo and Lillian spent their retirement years on the “farm”, after buying a home and piece of land in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. They loved being in the country and fell into step purchasing “his” and “her” tractors to care for the property. Leo loved growing things and fostered a peach and pear orchard and a large garden. He could often be found toting buckets of produce to share with friends, family, and neighbors. His beloved wife grew ill and Leo cared for her for many years until her passing in 2009. At 99, his mind was still sharp, but his heart was ready to go home and join Lillian once again.
Survived by two children, Beverly (William) Faulkner and Robert “Bob” Larsen; three grandchildren, Karen Elizabeth (William Craig) Faulkner and Christa Faulkner and Laura Worthington; and two great-grandchildren, Liam and Leo Craig.
In addition to his loving wife of 64 years and his parents, preceded in death by all of his siblings, his daughter-in-law, Pauline Larsen, and one grandson-in-law, John Worthington.
Services Thursday, Milward-Southland: Visitation 11am-1pm, Funeral at 1pm. Burial will follow at Lexington Cemetery. *Masks Required.*
Memorial donations may be made to Porter Memorial Baptist Church.
Leo was a very very dear friend of mine and my late husband Nick. We met Leo at the Danville Huddle House over 10 years ago. In the beginning, we would say hello to this special man as he came in to eat. One day there was no empty booth for Leo to sit in so we asked him to sit with Nick and I. That was the beginning of a very long and special friendship. We became very close friends. My husband passed away on June 24th. Leo's passing is also a very emotional loss for me.
My prayers are with the Larsen family. Before my husband, Gene, passed, he considered Leo a dear friend. They often had breakfast together at the Huddle House.
Prayers with Leo's family. Before my husband, Gene, passed away three years ago, he considered Leo one of his dearest friends. They often had breakfast at the Huddle House.he will be missed.
A mighty fine gentleman! God Bless His Family.......Blessings to you all! Mrs. Sargent
Deepest Sympathy, Jesse Holbrook