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Robert Harold Larsen

April 14, 1959 — October 19, 2023

     Robert Harold Larsen, born April 14, 1959 in Nuremberg, Germany and adopted by Edwin E. and Rose (Collier) Larsen in 1960 and became a naturalized citizen in 1963 at the age of 4.

     Bob attended the Guthrie Center School until 1977 and then enlisted into the Army. During his tour of duty, he was stationed in Hawaii. Bob was honorably discharged from the Army and moved back to help his mom and dad with their registered Hereford cattle and registered quarter horses business. Bob lived most of his life in and around Guthrie Center, Iowa.

     Bob was married and divorced three times. Bob was blessed with three children, Robert Michael, Lindsay Nichole (Nikki) and William Cody (Cody). Unfortunately, all three of his children passed away prior to his own passing.

     Bob was very musically talented. Bob started out on the drums in school and eventually picked up playing guitar. Bob had played in a few bands through the years. Bob was diagnosed with lung cancer in March of 2023. Bob decided not to take any treatments and live the last of his life the way he always had – on his own terms. On May 18, 2023 Bob entered hospice at Sunny View Care Facility in Ankeny, Iowa. Bob left a definite impression being there. Unfortunately, on October 19, 2023 Bob passed away at the Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.

     Bob was preceded in death by his parents; and his children Robert Michael Larsen of New Jersey; Lindsay Nichole and William Cody both of Waukee, Iowa.

     Bob is survived by his only two grandchildren, Tahlia and Ryker both of Stone Mountain, Georgia; several cousins, and other extended family and friends.

     A Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering will be held at the Pine Room in Guthrie Center on Friday evening, November 24, 2023, starting at 5:00 pm. Bob’s cremains will be interned for eternal rest in the Hamlin, Iowa Cemetery at a later date.

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Friday, November 24, 2023

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