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John "Jim" Larson

September 7, 1931 — May 21, 2021

John “Jim” Larson, 89, of Dayton, Iowa, passed away on Friday, morning, May 21, 2021.

A celebration of John’s life will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at the United Methodist Church in Dayton. Pastor Kay. Christie will officiate. Visitation will be prior to the service, starting at 8:30 a.m. Private burial will be at the Dayton Cemetery. For online obituaries & condolences visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

John Carl Larson was born on September 7, 1931, in Indianola, Iowa, the son of John Edward and Mable Mae (Kinney) Larson. He graduated with the Dayton High School class of 1949.

On June 2, 1955, John was united in marriage to Ilene Semprini at the United Methodist Church in Lehigh, Iowa. They were blessed with four children: Kathy, Mike, Cindy, and Jim.

John farmed in the Dayton area and later worked in agricultural sales with major seed companies and lastly with Butler Bin & Bldgs. He enjoyed building and remodeling houses with his wife for their family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Ryan, great-granddaughter, Alexis, his brother, Wayne Larson, and very special aunt and uncle Zola & Leo Luhmann.

Among the survivors are his wife of 65 years, Ilene Larson of Dayton, IA; children, Kathy (Steve) Balvanz of Eldora, IA, Mike (Aimee) Larson of Fort Worth, TX, Cindy (Randy) Danielson of Dayton, IA, and Jim (Antoinette) Larson, of Seneca Falls NY; grandchildren, Kristy, Steve Jr., Jamie, Shawn, Scott, Jimmy, Lindsay, and Joey; great-grandchildren, Drue, Lane, Luke, Noah, Dylan, Annie, Dani, John, Wesley, Parker, Nixon, Cate, and James; one brother, Jay (Jane) Larson of Herndon, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

8:30 - 10:00 am (Central time)

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Celebration Of Life

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

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Burial

Dayton Cemetery

, Dayton, IA 50530

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