Lars Charles Larsen
1929 ~ 2015

Lars “Charles” Larsen passed away on May 6th at his home surrounded by family. He was preceded in passing by son Bradley William and survived by wife Vera Hatch, his wife of 65 years and children Linda Lee (Jim) Brinton and sons Robert Charles (Jana), Lars Christian (Kelly) and Eric Welker (Rebecca). He was born on June 6th, 1929 to Percey and Eulalia Larsen at home in Glendale Idaho. Growing up on the family farm, he learned the attributes of hard work, integrity and service that became hallmarks of his life. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1948 and The University of Kansas City at Missouri School of Dentistry in 1952. Charles married Vera Hatch in the Logan Utah Temple on August 22, 1950. After graduation from Dental school he joined the Coast Guard, where he served for four years and completed a residency with the US Department of Health. He had a successful dental practice in California for 38 years.

Charles loved being outdoors and had a true appreciation for the beauty of nature. He loved to fish, hunt and garden especially if it was with his family.

He was a loving, kind and patient father and husband and an example to all who knew him. He lived a life of silent service, generously blessing the lives of family, friends and many others. He was a lifelong, dedicated member and humble servant in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 11, 2015, at 12:00 noon at the Manila 3rd LDS Ward Chapel, 3396 North 900 West, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Family and friends may call Sunday evening from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah, and also at an additional viewing on Monday morning from 10:30-11:30 am prior to services at the church. Interment will take place in the American Fork City Cemetery.

 

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