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Steven R. Larson

1947 - 2021

Charleston, Illinois


CHARLESTON, IL – Steven Robert Larson, age 73 of Charleston, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021 while at Mattoon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.  A Memorial Service to honor and celebrate his life will be scheduled at a later time with inurnment to be in Danville National Cemetery in Danville, Illinois. Memorials in Steve’s honor may be made to any disabled veteran’s organization of the donor’s choice.

Steve was born July 22, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Robert and Carla (Jacobson) Larson.  He married Sharon (Witwer) on April 28, 2001 and they have shared nearly 20 years of marriage.  He leaves his loving wife, Sharon; three stepchildren, Scott Krebsbach (Patricia), Joshua Leege (Kristina) and Justin Leege (Karen); two grandchildren, Paige and Cora Leege; and his brother, Leif Larson (Marie).  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mark Larson.

Steve was a graduate of Waverly-Shell Rock High School in Waverly, Iowa and furthered his education at Wartburg Lutheran College and Augustana College.  He honorably served his country as a military policeman with the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  Steve was employed as a security company officer and as a talented artist put his abilities to good use as a painter, calligrapher, graphic artist, and framer.  He was also a published author.  Steve preferred to correspond with others through handwritten letters and was enthused when a handwritten reply was received.

Steve loved his family dearly!  He wished he could spend more time with the grandchildren and enjoyed being an uncle to his brothers’ children.  Steve’s family will always savor their many memorable times shared.

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June 1, 2021 12:00 PM

Cousin Steve will be fondly remembered and sadly missed.

Eva with family in Stockholm, Sweden

Gary Mills

April 1, 2021 5:48 PM

Sharon, so sorry to hear about Steve.  Will come to services, if possible when you have them.  Would also have come to visit, but didn't know  he was in Mattoon. 

Sue and Gary

Ann Brownson

April 1, 2021 6:37 AM

When I was a tiny girl I lived across the street from the Larsons on Iowa Street in Waverly, Iowa. I remember the three big boys who came and went. I also somehow met Steven again once after I moved here to Charleston but had forgotten about him until several days ago when I had a dream about him. Very strange. And then to read his obituary! I’m very sorry for your loss. He was a good person to a 3 year old all those years ago and I’m sure he remained so.

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