OBITUARY

Theodore N. Larsen

June 23, 1943July 3, 2018
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Theodore "Ted" N. Larsen, 75, was called to his forever home on July 3, 2018 at his residence. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ashworth Road Baptist Church in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery.

Ted was born June 23, 1943 to Ellwood and Paulina (Nelson) Larsen in Des Moines. He graduated from Valley High School and went on to serve 25 years in the Iowa Army National Guard. Ted also worked for Meredith Corp. and RR Donnelly for over 30 years. He lived in Cumming since 1976.

Ted is survived by his wife, Vikkie, two daughters, Anne (Aeja) Schultz and Jo (Joseph) Keller; eight step-children; seven grandchildren; 25 step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jane; and sister, Marcia Mors.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Ashworth Road Baptist Church.

  • FAMILY

  • Ted is survived by his wife, Vikkie, two daughters, Anne (Aeja) Schultz and Jo (Joseph) Keller; eight step-children, Dewayne Hurst of Excelsior Springs, MO, Christina (Ben) Justus of St. Joseph, MO, Jim Hurst of Rockport, MO, Tammie (Richard) Sanders of Graham, MO, Vanessa Hurst of Tunas, MO, Pamela Elm of Greely, CO, Marcus Hurst of Kansas City, MO, and Tony Hurst of Burlington Junction, MO; seven grandchildren, Nathan, Morgan, and Kamryn Keller, Alizabeth, Karissa, and Brevin Quass, and Ayla Schultz; 22 step-grandchildren, Amber, Steven, Shauna, Charles, Shelby, Hannah Hurst, Angel, Ben, Krystal, and Adam Justus, Brett (Mackenzy) Henjes, Jimmy II, Patrick, and Jarred Hurst, Haley Hurst, Jaden and Lilly Anna Elm, Annika and Brooklyn Hurst, Mathias and Maci; and five step-great-grandchildren, Caleb Smith, Jalynn, Jeffrey, Bella, and Bentlee Henjes. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jane; and sister, Marcia Mors.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Joe Keller
  • Jeff Mors
  • Jimmy Hurst II
  • Brett Henjes
  • Patrick Hurst
  • Jarrod Hurst
  • Richard Sanders

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Theodore N. Larsen

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Dan Felsen

July 7, 2018

I've known Ted since we were 11 or 12, as kids we used to go fishing a lot in Walnut Creek. We'd spend the whole day wading and fishing, catching chubs and minnows to sell to the bait man. Ted was a character. Full of funny stories and jokes, Seems like we were laughing all the time. After school we drifted apart for a few years, then reconnected in our mid-twenties and had a few memorable fishing trips. Over the years people have come and gone, but Ted will always be a major part of my life.

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Biography

Theodore "Ted" N. Larsen, 75, was called to his forever home on July 3, 2018 at his residence. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ashworth Road Baptist Church in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery.

Ted was born June 23, 1943 to Ellwood and Paulina (Nelson) Larsen in Des Moines. He graduated from Valley High School and went on to serve 25 years in the Iowa Army National Guard. Ted also worked for Meredith Corp. and RR Donnelly for over 30 years. He lived in Cumming since 1976. Ted loved hunting, fishing, trapping, and his dogs.

Ted is survived by his wife, Vikkie, two daughters, Anne (Aeja) Schultz and Jo (Joseph) Keller; eight step-children, Dewayne Hurst of Excelsior Springs, MO, Christina (Ben) Justus of St. Joseph, MO, Jim Hurst of Rockport, MO, Tammie (Richard) Sanders of Graham, MO, Vanessa Hurst of Tunas, MO, Pamela Elm of Greely, CO, Marcus Hurst of Kansas City, MO, and Tony Hurst of Burlington Junction, MO; seven grandchildren, Nathan, Morgan, and Kamryn Keller, Alizabeth, Karissa, and Brevin Quass, and Ayla Schultz; 22 step-grandchildren, Amber, Steven, Shauna, Charles, Shelby, Hannah Hurst, Angel, Ben, Krystal, and Adam Justus, Brett (Mackenzy) Henjes, Jimmy II, Patrick, and Jarred Hurst, Haley Hurst, Jaden and Lilly Anna Elm, Annika and Brooklyn Hurst, Mathias and Maci; and five step-great-grandchildren, Caleb Smith, Jalynn, Jeffrey, Bella, and Bentlee Henjes. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jane; and sister, Marcia Mors.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Ashworth Road Baptist Church.