Gilbert Rudolph Larson, 79, of Waverly, formerly of Curtis, died December 8, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.
He was born May 7, 1941 in North Platte, NE, son of Robert and Elsie (Wilhelmson) Larson. Gilbert grew up on the family farm east of Curtis. Gilbert attended and graduated high school from UNSA in Curtis. Following graduation, Gilbert enlisted in the Army National Guard and served his country for over eight years. On June 4, 1961 he married Karen Johnson in Maxwell, NE and to this union two children were born: Tony and Teresa.
Gilbert spent the majority of his life in and around Curtis where he farmed, ran multiple businesses and was a Branch President of First Central Bank in Curtis.
He was a member of the Curtis United Methodist Church, Gilbert sang in the church choir, was the President of the Administrative Church Board and served in multiple positions at the church.
Gilbert loved to spend time with his family, golfing, attending bible studies and other church activities.
He was a member of the American Legion, Rotary, was the 2014 Curtis Citizen of the Year, served as the Finance Chairman of Arrowhead Meadows Golf course, was a Curtis Telephone Company Board Director, was President of the Curtis Community Development and an overall advocate for the Curtis area and the community.
Survivors include his wife Karen R. Larson, son, Tony (DeAnn) Larson; daughter, Teresa (Troy) Greve all of Waverly; six grandchildren Ryan Larson, Eric Larson, Brooke (Alex) Urban, Brett (Lauren) Larson, Trae Greve and Trev Greve, two great granddaughters Caroline Larson and Elsie Larson; twin brother, Gordon (Cathy) Larson of Columbus, IN; nieces and nephews Mike (Shirley) Godwin, Patty (Craig) Bramer, Suzi (Chuck) Miller and Bruce (Dana) Larson; extra special great nieces and nephews, and brother-in-law Larry Godwin.
Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Elsie Larson, in-laws Wilbert and Agnes Johnson, sisters-in-law Diane Godwin and Catherine (Skip) Spotts.
Visitation will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Curtis, NE on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Masks are required and all CDC guidelines and current DHM’s will be followed.
Private graveside services will be held at Floral Lawns Gardens, North Platte, NE. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Curtis United Methodist Church or a memorial of choice.
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