Andrew H. Larsen, 88, of Rochester, Minn., passed away peacefully on Oct. 13, 2017, at Shorewood Memory Care Center.
Andrew was born June 24, 1929, in Chicago to Peter and Dagmar (Jensen) Larsen. He graduated from Leyden High School and went on to attend Luther College before being drafted into the Army. Andrew served in the Army during the Korean War.
On May 17, 1952, in Thompson, Iowa, Andrew married Gladys (Hovda) Larsen ‘50. He worked at Northwestern Bell as an engineer and retired in 1985. After retiring, Andrew moved to Sun City, Ariz., before returning to Rochester.
Andrew was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Soldiers Field Men’s Golf club, The American Legion, VFW, Telephone Pioneers, and YMCA. Andrew enjoyed playing and watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports. His true passion was golf, where over the years he taught both his children and grandchildren his love of the game. Andrew also loved to travel, recently making a trip to Norway to visit relatives.
Andrew was a calm, patient, loving and kind man. His greatest love was his family.
Andrew is survived by his four daughters, Susan (Bernard) Bouquet, Mary (Todd) Greseth, Elizabeth (James) Hannon, all of Rochester, and Barbara Larsen ‘77 of Eagan, Minn.; sister-in-law, Ester Shivers of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Andrew "AJ" (Michelle) Bouquet, Peter (Kate) Bouquet, Timothy Bouquet, Paul Winge, Carl Winge, Sarah Dutton, Geoffrey Dutton, Adam Dutton, Michael Hannon, Charlie (Katie) Hannon and Thomas Hannon; great-grandchildren, Aiden and Gavin.
Andrew was preceded in death by his loving wife, Gladys.
A funeral service celebrating Andrew's was held Oct. 18, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice, Shorewood Senior Living, Bethel Lutheran Church or to the charity of donor's choice.
The family would like to thank the staff at Season's Hospice and Shorewood Assisted Living for their wonderful care.
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