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D. Kent Larson, 70, Mason City

February 28, 2012
The Daily Freeman Journal

D. Kent Larson, 70, of Mason City, formerly of Webster City, died Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Good Shepherd Health Center.

Memorial Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Friday, (March 2, 2012) at Good Shepherd Health Center in the Chapel, 302 2nd St. N.E. with Pastor Kent Mechler officiating. Upon his wishes, he was cremated and there will be no visitation. Inurnment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the D. Kent Larson memorial fund or Good Shepherd Health Center. Online condolences may be left at

Darwin Kent Larson was born November 18, 1941 in Laurens, IA the son of Darwin and Marie (Fish) Larson. He attended school in Laurens and graduated from Laurens High School in 1960. He was united in marriage to Jeanne Lenz on March 31, 1963 in Whittemore, IA, to this union to daughters were born, Leslie and Susan.

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D. Kent Larson

He was employed at Busak and Shamban Inc. as a Sales Engineer; he was with the company for over twenty years until his retirement. Over the years Kent has resided in Clarion and Webster City before moving to Mason City and becoming a resident of Good Shepherd Health Center.

Kent enjoyed painting and making home-made Christmas ornaments. He also had an extensive vintage beer can collection. He was a high school football referee for over thirty years and received an award from the Iowa High School Athletic Association for his years of service. He enjoyed the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren who were dear to his heart. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his two daughters, Leslie Nedved and Gary Rank of Woodward, IA, Susan Kovarna and husband David of Mason City; grandchildren, Brynn, Alex and Ian Nedved, Joe, Ben, and Emily Kovarna; sister, Deanna Craver and husband Larry of Newton, IA; several nieces, nephews, and brothers and sisters in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Jeanne in 1998.

Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924. Online condolences may be left for the family at



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