William J. Larsen death – obituary : William J. Larsen 99, of Seattle, WA, has dead. He passed away peacefully in his sleep in Mt. Vernon, Washington on July the 29th.
William was born on December 1921, he attended and graduated from the country Meadow School also graduating from Mt. Vernon High School in 1939, he was regarded as a 4H livestock judge. he also worked for Western Electric Company as a repairman until 1941 when he enlisted in the US Army at Fort Lewis finishing his basic training, qualifying as a telephone and telegraph repairman and expert marksman.
Larsen served 9 tours of duty overseas in the Pacific 58th Theater with the Army Signal Corps, he later returned home in 1945 having earned the rank of technical sergeant and at least one medal, starting his civilian career as a Bell System Pioneer back at Western Electric. He spent his entire career at Western Electric in various positions until his retirement.
He met Faye House and they got married in 1948 at First Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon. Will and Faye were married 69 years until her death April 4, 2018. They both lived in Bellevue and Redmond and remained in that area until 2005 when they retired and moved to Stanwood.
The 99 years old lived a life of good work ethic, integrity and care for his family reflecting the values he learned as a child. He loved to tell stories and was careful with resources but generous when he felt it important. He was well respected and we will miss him greatly.
He is survived by his sons, Robert Larsen of Burien and Richard Larsen of Stanwood, two grandchildren William Larsen of California and Kelsie Larsen, 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 12:30 August 14 at Milltown Cemetery.