Obituary Record

Ron Larson
Died on 3/3/1973


Two newspaper articles

# 1 - - Pilot-Tribune, March 5, 1973


Word was received Saturday morning that Ron Larsen had been killed in a plane crash. Ron is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde and Lela Larsen of Blair.

Larsen had been ferrying airplanes between Seattle and Illinois. The crash reportedly took place in Kansas sometime on Saturday.

Ron Larsen had been a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and had been shot down. Since his discharge from the service, he had continued in the flying business and lived in Seattle with his wife.

Other area survivors include uncles and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly P. Ryan and Mr. and Mrs. J. Merton Kuhr, all of Blair.

Other details of the accident were not available as this newspaper went to press.

# 2 - - from The Enterprise, March 5, 1973


Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Larsen are in Seattle, Washington to attend the funeral of their son, Mr. Ron Larsen who was killed in an airplane crash at Alton, Illinois on Saturday.

Mr. Larsen was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and was shot down and in the swamp for two days before being rescued. He has been teaching Vocational Training in the Seattle Schools since his discharge. On February 1st he became an employee of a company in Seattle which ferried modified planes. At the time of his death, he was flying one of these planes to an eastern destination. He was within ¾ of a mile of the Alton, Illinois Airport.

His wife had accompanied him to Denver.

Only last February 27th he stopped in Blair for a short visit with his parents.

Survivors besides his wife, Cheri in Seattle, are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Larsen of Blair, a sister, Mrs. Leo Jones (Donna) of Camas, Washington; a brother, Clyde Larsen, Jr. with T.W.A. in Saudia Arabia.

Note: Linda Olson had been in Canada, and the spelling is Larson. The printed newspaper obit is incorrect...he was in a plane crash.--Pat Hunsche


~~~ Obituaries courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 3/5/1973