Carl H. Larson, Jr

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Funeral Services for Carl H. Larson, Jr, 81 year old Buffalo man who passed away early Tuesday morning at his home with family by his side, will be held Saturday, October 19th at 10:00 a.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Pastor William Dunlap officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home chapel on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Willow Grove Cemetery with the VFW and American Legion in charge of military graveside honors. Friends may donate in Carl’s memory to the Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice in care of the Harness Funeral Home Chapel at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Carl Herbert Larson, Jr. was born on February 1, 1932 Kansas City, MO to Carl H. Larson Sr. and Marie Cyrine (Stone) Larson. He grew up in Kansas City and graduated from Southeast High School in 1951. During High School, he worked in the machine shop as a bench grinder and at the Sheridan Cabinet shop for his uncle Carl Nilson, the shop foreman. In high school machine shop, he created a tie rod fork wrench for Ford Motor Car competition and received an honorable mention. After high school, he joined the Navy and served from Dec 1951 to Dec 1955. He was in charge of the machine shop on board ship and certified with a low pressure boiler license. Afterwards an honorable discharge Carl went 2 years to Finley Engineering School in Kansas City. On June 27, 1959, he married Gladys Jacobson at The Calvary Baptist Church in Kansas City. They then moved to Bozeman, Montana where he worked for the City of Bozeman and eventually became the waste water plant supervisor. In 1972, they moved to Buffalo, Wyo where he worked for Buckingham Lumber and Clear Creek Elementary School before taking a job with John Terry Plumbing where he worked for 15 years. He then went to work for the Malapi Uranium Mine as well as a working at a variety of odd jobs. Carl enjoyed inventing and building things. He also loved working and restoring old cars and tractors.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Larson of Buffalo; two sons Floyd Larson and his wife Malli of Fruita, CO, and Steve Larson and his wife Martha of Mannsville, OK; two daughters Karen Lawson and her husband Tim of Fallon, NV, and Kathy Moody and her husband Mark of Aurora, CO; one brother Donald Larson and his wife Bonnie and Alice Adranly and her husband Issa all of Kansas City, MO, and seven grandchildren Teddi, Andrea, Garrett, Gracie, Marie, Paige, and Griffin. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Florence Enloe and Dorothy Miller.