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Paul E. Larson

Paul E. Larson, 95, died June 5, 2019 at Wesley Manor Retirement Community. He was born Jan. 10, 1924 in Lake County, Indiana to Ernest K. and Lily D. (Meyer) Larson. He married Barbara Dobson on Aug. 18, 1945 in Frankfort, and she survives.

Paul was a 1942 graduate of Rossville High School, where he later in life served two terms on the school board. He was an honorary chapter farmer in the Rossville FFA. He also attended Purdue University. Paul was a lifetime farmer. In his early years, he raised pure bread Hampshire hogs. The high of his career was having the Grand Champion pen of three barrows at the International Livestock Show in Chicago. In 1999, he was the Clinton County Soil and Water Farmer of the Year.

Paul was a 70 year member of the Geetingsville Presbyterian Church, where he served on the church board and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. He was a past member of the Frankfort Moose Lodge and the Beard Lodge. He loved to play cards and dominoes, and was a member of the “Sunday Night Club.” One of his greatest joys was watching his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren show pigs at the county fairs.

In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by sons, Ron (Cheryl) Larson of rural Frankfort and J.B. Larson of Lafayette; daughter, Jill (Ron) Blackwell of rural Frankfort; sister, Florence Dorsey of Wesley Manor in Frankfort; five grandchildren, Gretchen (Randy) Welk, Griffin (Kevin) Morgan, Greg Larson, Jessie Blackwell and Robin Blackwell; and two great-grandchildren, Grady and Cooper Welk.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In accordance with Paul’s wishes, no services are planned. Burial will be in Geetingsville Cemetery at a later date. Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center and Clinton County Crematory are honored to assist the Larson family with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Geetingsville Presbyterian Church, 2037 E. State Rd. 26, Frankfort and Clinton County Cancer Fund, 241 S. Broadway, Frankfort. Please visit archerweston.com, where you may share a personal message with the family.