Jesse Harry Largen
October 21, 1921 – March 8, 2020
With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Jesse Harry Largen, 98, of Richmond and Spotsylvania, on Sunday, March 8, 2020.
As a member of the 94th Infantry Division during the second World War, Jesse was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star after being wounded in action during the Battle of the Bulge. After discharge, he returned home to continue to work for Mortel Industries, eventually serving as the Vice President of Manufacturing. Favorite pastimes included golfing and fishing, but he particularly enjoyed telling tales of his many adventures to anyone who would listen. He was known for his quick wit and a knack for telling it like it is, even if it wasn’t what you wanted to hear. He was a strong patriarch of his family and a good friend to all.
Jesse was preceded in death by his first wife, Marilyn Ruth Largen and is survived by his wife, Ann Largen; his children, Sheriann Stuard (Douglas), and Dr. John Largen; his grandchildren, Christopher Stuard (Jody), and Kate Schulz (Michael); and two great-grandchildren, Tyler Jesse (age 7), and Campbell (age 4).
A Graveside Service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Quantico National Cemetery.
Flowers or donations to the Purple Heart Foundation are welcome.
Online condolences may be sent at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com
- The Purple Heart Foundation
- Graveside Service Thursday, March 12, 2020
Jesse Harry Largen
Mary Frances Trunnell
March 12, 2020
We are extremely sorry to hear of Jesse’s passing . We extend our heartfelt sympathy to all of the family for their loss.
Bob and Mary Frances Trunnell
March 11, 2020
We are so sorry to hear about our very dear friend passing away. We loved Jess so much and boy did we have some good times. We had many memorable cocktail hours together too. Best neighbors ever. We loved hearing his stories...over and over again! He and Anne always put a smile on our faces. We are very heartbroken about our good friend.
Our Deepest Sympathy to all family and friends, Jack and Kim