OBITUARY

Carl R. Larsen

April 2, 1926June 11, 2019

Age 93 of Bloomington, formerly of Maple Plain, passed away at Wealshire of Bloomington June 11, 2019.

Preceded in death by his Wife of 62 years, Shirley; Brother, Thomas E. Larsen; Nephew, Lars Thomas Larsen: and Parents, Mabel and Dr. Carl E. Larsen.

Survived by Daughter, Nancy (Brendan) Connelly and Grandson, Emerson; Sister-in-law, Marilyn Larsen, Niece, Shawne (Bernat) Herskovets and Nephew, Taylor Larsen.

Carl was born in Tilden, Nebraska, his college years interrupted by service in the Army. He began his sales career with printing/bindery equipment companies, finishing as an award-winning salesman for Muller Martini, world leaders in the industry. Carl also created and ran Graphic Aids, an industry-related company.

Carl was an avid, award-winning vintage racer. He was a member of many vintage sports car clubs and was a long-time supporter of the Vintage Sports Car Racing Association. In addition, he started the Outer Drive Hero Drivers Club in Chicago.

Besides Carl’s passion for racing, Carl was a singer and lover of all music, especially jazz. He will be remembered for his wit, his humor, his love of people and his ability to make everyone laugh.

The family wishes to thank all the wonderful caregivers at Wealshire of Bloomington who not only took such good care of him these past few years but, also, became a part of Carl’s Community. He loved all of you.

A Celebration of Carl’s Life will be held Friday, June 14, 1:30 pm at Wealshire, 10601 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington.

Memorials preferred to Leech Lake Legacy (they neuter and rescue stray animals). www.leechlakelegacy.org

  • FAMILY

  • Preceded in death by his Wife of 62 years, Shirley; Brother, Thomas E. Larsen; Nephew, Lars Thomas Larsen: and Parents, Mabel and Dr. Carl E. Larsen.

    Survived by Daughter, Nancy (Brendan) Connelly and Grandson, Emerson; Sister-in-law, Marilyn Larsen, Niece, Shawne (Bernat) Herskovets and Nephew, Taylor Larsen

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, June 14, 2019

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