In memory of
Christian Peter "Chris" Larsen
Christian Peter Larsen Chris RACINE Christian Peter Larsen, age 95, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Chris was born in Ellendale, MN on December 26, 1920 to the late Anton and Johanna (nee: Nielsen) Larsen. He served our country with the United States Army during WWII. On November 20, 1942 in Albert Lea, MN he was united in marriage with the love of his life, Betty Lou (nee: Stevens) Larsen who preceded him in death on June 8, 2012. Chris was employed by American Motors / Chrysler from 1964 until he retired in 1982 as a final assembly supervisor. After he retired, Chris and Betty moved to Princeton, WI where they enjoyed the great outdoors. They came back to Racine in 2002 to be closer to family. With a profound Christian faith, he was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Kenosha. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, feeding / watching the birds and was a great fan of baseball especially the St. Louis Cardinals. Surviving are his children, Randy Larsen, Terry (Kay) Larsen, Duwayne (Ann) Larsen and Julie (Karl) Weyhrauch; grandchildren, Sunday (Jody) Muniz, Grant (McKayla) Larsen, Verity Larsen, Dale Larsen, Troy Larsen and Karl Sylvester; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sister, Ellen Olson; sister-in-law, Beverly Larsen; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, Chris was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Edward Lema Sr.; granddaughter, Courtney Connelly; brothers, Ole (Kitty) Stephenson and Alvin Larsen; sisters, Virginia (Jim) Hantschel and Edith (Andrew) Nielsen; brothers-in-law, Clyde Bud Stevens, Clifford Stevens, Roy (Bernice) Stevens and Herschel (Ruth Ann) Stevens; sisters-in-law, Ruth (Harry) Mathiis and Dorothy (Milton) Hamburg. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016, 2016 at 11:00 am in Calvary Baptist Church, 9122 Durand Avenue in Sturtevant, with Rev. Richard C. Rogers officiating. Military honors and a luncheon will follow. Visitation will be in the church on Monday from 10:00 11:00 am. Private interment will take place in Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory 4600 County Line Rd. 552-9000 www.draeger-langendorf.com
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