Andrew H. Larsen, 88, of Rochester, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Shorewood Memory Care Center.
Andrew was born June 24, 1929 in Chicago, IL to Peter and Dagmar(Jensen) Larsen. He graduated from Leyden High School and went on to attend Luther College before being drafted into the U.S. Army. Andrew served in the Army during the Korean War. On May 17, 1952 in Thompson, IA, Andrew married Gladys Hovda. He worked at Northwestern Bell as an engineer and retired in 1985. After retiring, Andrew moved to Sun City, Arizona, before returning to Rochester. Andrew was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Soldiers Field Men's Golf club, The American Legion, V.F.W., Telephone Pioneers, and YMCA. Andrew enjoyed playing and watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports. His true passion was golf, where over the years he taught both his children and grandchildren his love of the game. Andrew also loved to travel, recently making a trip to Norway to visit his relatives. Andrew was a calm, patient, loving and kind man. His greatest love was his family.
Andrew is survived by his four daughters, Susan (Bernard) Bouquet, Mary (Todd) Greseth, Elizabeth (James) Hannon all of Rochester, and Barbara Larsen of Eagan; sister-in-law, Esther Shivers of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Andrew "AJ" (Michelle) Bouquet, Peter (Kate) Bouquet, Timothy Bouquet, Paul Winge, Carl Winge, Sarah Dutton, Geoffrey Dutton, Adam Dutton, Michael Hannon, Charlie (Katie) Hannon and Thomas Hannon; great-grandchildren, Aiden and Gavin. Andrew was preceded in death by his loving wife Gladys.
A funeral service celebrating Andrew's life will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester. Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice, Shorewood Senior Living, Bethel Lutheran Church or to the charity of donor's choice.
The family would like to thank the staff at Season's Hospice and Shorewood Assisted Living for their wonderful care.
To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
There are no tributes yet.
We encourage you to show your support by adding a tribute above:
- Share your favorite memory of Andrew
- Offer your condolences to the family
- Light a virtual candle
There are no videos to display
PhotosAdd a photo
Have a floral question? Call +1 888 455 4590
Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!