Bloomington: Gaylord L. Larson, 73, of Bloomington passed away
Sunday (December 23, 2012) at 11:25 a.m. at his residence in
Bloomington. His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday
(December 28, 2012) at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home,
Bloomington with Pastor Kurt Flora officiating.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Interment will be at Park Hill Cemetery,
Bloomington. Memorials may be made to the Community Cancer
Center, Normal, IL or the American Cancer Society.
Gaylord was born May 24, 1939 in Lakota, North Dakota, a son of
Carl and Edith Larson. He married Sharon Olson in 1960 in
Whitman, North Dakota; she preceded him in death in 1979. He later
married Betty McGuire in 1980 in Bloomington; she died in
He is survived by two daughters Jody (Jeff) Anderson of Farmer
City and Kristen (Paul) Stagaman of Downers Grove; one son Alan
Larson of Columbia, MO; two brothers, Terry (Mellody) Larson, and
Cameron (Holly) Larson, both of Billings, MT; three grandchildren
Sharon, Harry and Ian Stagaman, all of Downers Grove.
Surviving are four stepsons and five stepdaughters: Dennis (Marty)
McGuire of Houston, TX, Joe (Kathy) McGuire of Germantown Hills,
Jim (Maggie) McGuire of Champaign, Terry Roach of Normal, Debbie
(Steve) Doty of Cuba, Kathy Rogers of Normal, Liz McGuire of
Houston, TX, Mary Gearing of Houston, TX and Michelle (Lionel)
Parker of Bloomington. He was also a stepgrandfather to
He was preceded in death by his wives Sharon and Betty and one
stepson Kevin McGuire.
Gaylord worked for and retired from the McLean County Building and
Zoning Department, as the assistant Director of the
Department. He was a member of the Bloomington Eagles Club
and the Bloomington Moose Lodge. He camped for many years at
the Hickory Hills Campground in El Paso with many of his good
friends. He also enjoyed his hobby of woodworking. He
was a loving husband, father, neighbor and friend.
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