IRON MOUNTAIN - Everett Larson, 94, of 316 West D St. in Iron Mountain, died Monday Oct. 15, 2012, at his daughter's home.
Everett was born Jan. 14, 1918, in Alpha, to the late Elmer and Amy (Anderson) Larson. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent overseas in World War II. He received an honorable discharge at the end of the war.
He worked at the Kingsford Ford plant, as a carpenter, truck driver, a maintenance man, and supervisor at Breitung Township School. In 1974, he quit his job in Sheboygan, Wis., and moved back to Iron Mountain to care for his aged mother and blind father.
He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting and helping elderly neighbors with chores and snow shoveling and has been quoted as saying "I just want to be a good American."
He will be sadly missed and forever loved by his four children, Donna (Jerome) Zagorski of Spartanburg, S.C., Lester (Nancy) Larson of York, S.C., Lee (Pamela) Larson of Tampa, Fla., and Bruce (Rhonda) Larson of Spartanburg; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, and extended family and friends.
Everett was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha; a previous wife, Jacqueline; his brothers, Raymond and Leonard; his sister, Helen (Law); his grandson, Boyd Larson; his great-grandson, Patrick Specht; and his long-time friend, Bob Weber.
Visitation will be at noon on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the First Lutheran Church, 1210 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain.
A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. at the church. Rev. James Lindgren will officiate.
Graveside military rites will be accorded at 2 p.m. at Cemetery Park by the Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50, 916 River Ave., Iron Mountain, MI, or the First Lutheran Church.