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William Howard Larson

January 26, 1926 - April 27, 2014


William Howard Larson was born the son of Chester A. and Elsie E. (Miller) Larson on Tuesday, January 26, 1926 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

William grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended school there. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis and then joined the Merchant Marine Corp. In July 1945, he joined the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in December 1946. William met Ruth Finn and they were married in Pasadena, California on August 13, 1955. William went to college for his Bachelor’s Degree and then attended Western Evangelical Seminary where he received his Master’s Degree. He served in churches in California, New Mexico, and Oregon. They came to live in Newberg in 1991. William joined the Newberg Fire and Police Departments as a Chaplain in February 1992. He was an avid reader, enjoyed watching sports-especially baseball, bowling and dancing.

On the 27th of April 2014, William Howard Larson died at home when he was 88 years, three months and one day of age.

Surviving and left to honor his life are?his daughter-in-law, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and those who have come to know and appreciate him where he has lived and worked. William’s wife, son, daughter, two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

His memorial service will be Saturday, May 10, 4 p.m. at Newberg Christian Church in Newberg with reception immediately following. Commital service will be Monday, May 12 at 2 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Online condolences may be made at www.attrells.com.