Marvin Kenneth Larson

February 6, 1922 - May 15, 2014

02/06/1922 - 05/15/2014

Marvin Kenneth Larson, 92, of Hendersonville and formerly of Northbrook and Wilmette, IL. passed away Thursday May 15, 2014 at The Laurels of Hendersonville.

He was a son of the late George and Lillian Larson. He was a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology and fulfilled his career as a Chemical Engineer. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville and was devoted to the Terrific Kids program. In addition he belonged to the local chapter of the American Scandinavian Foundation. He mentored young athletes and was a math tutor. For over 40 years he volunteered his time with prison ministries in both Henderson County and Illinois and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Among his many honors, he received the Governorís Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in North Carolina, in 1997.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie P. Larson who passed away in 1993 and a sister, Jean Damisch.

He is survived by two daughters, Cynthia L. Keillor and her husband Jim and Pamela Fourthman; two granddaughters, Nicole and Vallerie Cascadden ; a brother-in-law, Richard J. Damisch ; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 21st at First United Methodist church. The Reverend Daniel G. Martin will officiate.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hendersonville Kiwanis Foundation (Terrific Kids), Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville, PO Box 2138, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements

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Tammy Gibson
8 years ago

ìFor God has comforted His people, and He will show mercy to His own afflicted ones.î (Isaiah 49:13b) May God continue to provide you and your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Donna Overcash
8 years ago

I work at Edneyville School and Mr Larson would come and hand the Kiwania bags out to the children. He was always so nice and seemed to love what he did. I am thankful he took the time out to be so helpful for others. He will be missed.

Bitten and Eiler Cook
8 years ago

We lovingly retain the memory of a dear friend who was always the first to volunteer to help with his American Scandinavian Foundation and many other community activities. We’ll miss you, Marvin

Ally Myers
8 years ago

Mr. Larson has been a special part of our Honor Roll Ceremony at Edneyville Elementary, shaking hands with each Terrific Kid. My condolences go out to his family.

Don Bryan
8 years ago

A favorite friend finds his eternal kingdom reunited with the love of his life!

Ken Perkins
8 years ago

Marvin was a special person and friend to our church and community. He will be missed every day. Our fellow Kiwanians will be gathered in his memory on Wednesday @ FUMC.

All honor and glory belongs to Marvin and his proud family.

He has blessed thousands in our community. Know that he has a special place on “The Rolls Up Yonder”.

Ken Perkins

Spiritual Aims Chm

Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville

Denise Montgomery
8 years ago

Thoughts, prayers and love to the Larson family as you mourn the loss of your beloved Mr. Larson! I have had the honor and privilege of working with Mr. Larson in the Terrific Kid program at Hillandale Elementary for the past six and half years. This year, he has also been tutoring some of our 5th grade boys in math, something he truly loved doing. Words cannot express how deeply saddened I was to hear of his passing but I know he and his dear wife are now rejoicing in Heaven together. We are going to miss his sweet smile, his hugs, and his thoughts on how to live a long, healthy life. May God provide the grace, comfort, and peace each of you need to get through this time.


Denise Montgomery

Hillandale Elementary Principal

Fred Beddingfield, Jr.
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy & prayers to the family. Marvin was one of the finest men I have ever known.

He was a volunteer at the Henderson Corr. Center for many years with the Yokefellow/Chapel Program. He was always ready to help others. Fred, Retired Program Supervisor, Henderson Corr Ctr