Edward Mark Larson 1932 - 2010 Lawrence
Graveside services for Edward Mark Larson, 77, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. A Celebration of Life will be at a future date.
Mr. Larson died Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.
He was born Aug. 23, 1932, in Belleville, the son of Elmer C. and Mary E. Vietor Larson.
He graduated from Belleville High School in 1950. He received his bachelor’s degree from Kansas Wesleyan University and his Master of arts degree in political science from the University of Arizona. He taught school in Texas, worked for the city of Kansas City, Mo., and installed insulation in homes. Mr. Larson was an avid gardener, naturalist and environmentalist, and was an active participant in the Re-evaluation Counseling Community.
Mr. Larson was a noted Lawrence social activist. He was an active member of many organizations including the Kansas Area Watershed (KAW) Council, Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice, Lawrence-El Papaturro Friendship Committee, Appropriate Technology Center and Radioactive Free Kansas. He was an active member of the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence and received the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Social Justice Adult Award in 2004.
Survivors include two nieces, Ann Swenson, Wichita, and Nancy Fricke, Nashville, Tenn.; and two nephews, Bruce Larson, Edinburg, Va., and Kim Larson, Turlock, Calif.
The family suggests memorials to Lawrence-El Papaturro Friendship Committee, Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence or the Community Foundation, sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.