Paul E. Larson

June 5, 2019

Paul E. Larson, 95, died June 5, 2019 at Wesley Manor Retirement Community.  He was born January 10, 1924 in Lake County, Indiana to Ernest K. and Lily D. (Meyer) Larson.  He married Barbara Dobson on August 18, 1945 in Frankfort, and she survives.

Paul was a 1942 graduate of Rossville High School, where he later in life served two terms on the school board.  He was an honorary chapter farmer in the Rossville FFA.   He also attended Purdue University.  Paul was a lifetime farmer.  In his early years, he raised pure bread Hampshire hogs.  The high of his career was having the Grand Champion pen of 3 barrows at the International Livestock Show in Chicago.  In 1999, he was the Clinton County Soil and Water Farmer of the Year.

Paul was a 70 year member of the Geetingsville Presbyterian Church, where he served on the church board and was a Sunday school teacher for many years.  He was a past member of the Frankfort Moose Lodge and the Beard Lodge.  He loved to play cards and dominos, and was a member of the “Sunday Night Club”.  One of his greatest joys was watching his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren show pigs at the county fairs.

Memorial donations may be made to Geetingsville Presbyterian Church, 2037 E. State Rd. 26, Frankfort and Clinton County Cancer Fund, 241 S. Broadway, Frankfort.

Visitation and Services

In accordance with Paul’s wishes, no services are planned.  Burial will be in Geetingsville Cemetery at a later date.  Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center and Clinton County Crematory are honored to assist the Larson family with arrangements.

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife: Barbara are his Sons:  Ron (Cheryl) Larson of rural Frankfort and J.B. Larson of Lafayette;  Daughter:  Jill (Ron) Blackwell of rural Frankfort;  Sister:  Florence Dorsey of Wesley Manor in Frankfort;  5 Grandchildren:  Gretchen (Randy) Welk, Griffin (Kevin) Morgan, Greg Larson, Jessie Blackwell, and Robin Blackwell;  and 2 Great Grandchildren:  Grady and Cooper Welk.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Paul E. Larson”

  1. Bill & Lora Layton June 6, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Florence, so sorry for the loss of your brother. So hard to lose our siblings.

  2. Jim and Diana Schutz June 6, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Barbara and Family

    Our sympathy and prayers for you and your family for the loss of your loved one!
    God bring you peace in mind and heart that you will meet again!

    Jim and Diana (Huffer)Schutz

  3. Erilda & Ron Coleman June 7, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Dear Ron & Cheryl & family,
    So very sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. Know you will miss him dearly.
    What a great faith Christians have in knowing one day you will meet again in heaven.
    May God wrap His loving arms around you & give you comfort & peace. His grace is sufficient. God Bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL

  4. Crystal Dillingham June 7, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Jill and Family, I’m sorry to read that your father and grandfather passed away. When I saw you the other morning turn into the Manor, I hoped you were going for an early morning visit. Let us know if you need anything. Thoughts and prayers for you all during the coming days.

  5. Mike and Susan Mathews June 8, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Barbara and family,
    So sad to hear of Paul’s passing. What cherished friends and neighbors you have been to Mike and myself. Mike really missed his sale buddy in recent years.
    Hope Paul is at peace. Love to all.
    Mike and Susan Mathews

  6. Gladys (Sue) Achors June 8, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Barbara and family: I am so sorry of your loss. I wish to send my Sympathy to everyone. May God bless you all.

    Sue Achors
    Orlando, FL

  7. Jane Sheets June 8, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss. I remember competing with Ron during my 4H years. Barbara and Paul were very supportive of everyone at the county fair.
    Many years later, I met Gretchen. She is a great addition to the Larson family.
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. William B Tarkington June 10, 2019 at 8:31 am

    When I was in Rossville High School, I had the privilege of working on the farm for Paul. He was great to work for even though there was a lot of work with the hogs. He also was a great neighbor and friend. Will be missed dearly.

  9. Rex Young June 13, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Sorry about your Dad, Ron. Knowing you he must have been a good one.

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