Vern Thomas Larsen
April 30, 1931 ~ September 28, 2021
Vern Thomas Larsen, 90, passed away on September 28, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. The third of five children, Vern was born on April 30, 1931, to Harvey Martin and Annie May Shaw Larsen.
Vern married the love of his life, Ruth Ann Rhees Larsen, on April 7, 1953, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. Together they had seven children and helped raise a foster daughter.
Vern is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served faithfully in many Ward and Stake callings, including Scouting, Stake Seventies Quorum, and in the Ward Bishopric. He served a 2-year mission to the Toronto Canada Mission. Vern also served as an ordinance worker in the Ogden LDS Temple for many years. Vern served in the Army Counterintelligence Corps (CIC-Korea) during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a Masonry Contractor for most of his life and he also worked at the Ogden Internal Revenue Service.
Vern is known for his desire to care for and serve others. He especially loved working with the young men in the scouting program, holding numerous positions over many years. He loved his wife and family above and beyond all else especially his many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Because he loved to serve others, he spent most of his life lifting and serving many wherever he saw a need. He loved and lived the Gospel of Jesus Christ and is a great example of strength, courage, and unwavering faith.
Vern Larsen is survived by his seven children, Deanne (Royce) Woolstenhulme, Dale (UnHui) Larsen, Brent (Ronna) Larsen, Sandee (Dan) Mann, Sheri (Don) Petersen, Jan (Paul) Tribe, and David (Becky) Larsen; 43 grandchildren, and 98 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Alan (Lois) Larsen, Lowell (Marilyn) Larsen and Bruce (Rayma) Larsen.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one brother, Ken Larsen and one sister, Lou Ann Thurgood. He was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, Thomas Aaron Larsen, Nicole Petersen Prentice and two great-grandchildren, Adalyn Grace Woolstenhulme and Evan Chase.
We are assured that Dad was greeted on the other side by many loved ones who have gone on before.
Funeral services for Vern will be held on Monday, October 4, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant View 17th Ward Chapel, 900 West Pleasant View Dr. Friends may visit with family on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lindquist’s North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 N. Washington Blvd. and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden.
Many thanks to everyone who has blessed Dad’s life over these past 90 years!