Obituary: John Larsen

John Charles Larsen, age 65, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, after a 4-1/2 year struggle with Chronic myelomoncytic leukemia and dementia. He faced this challenge with amazing grace, good spirits, strength, and courage.
John was the son of the late John and Phyllis (McKinney) Larsen. He enjoyed being a Boy Scout as well as fishing annually with his lifelong friends. He also enjoyed his work families at McGlynn’s (32 years) and Clearwater CO-OP (8 years).
John married the love of his life and best friend Vicki (Doll) Pike on June 19, 1999. They enjoyed life to the fullest and embellished the phrase “live, laugh, love.” Together they loved watching the sunsets on their yard swing as well as taking RV trips, whether short or long.
John was a current and active member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, which included church council, property committee, singing in the choir with his wife and friends, and dining out with friends. Visitation was 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 26, with family present, 5:30-7 p.m., at Webb-Shinkle Mortuary. Service was at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Haysville.
Survivors include his wife, Vicki; daughters, Michelle and Laura Larsen, both of Minneapolis, Minn; step-children, Chad (Maranda) Pike of Clearwater, Nikki (Brian) Christiansen of Clearwater, and Derek (Tara) Pike of Blue Eye, Mo.; sisters, Laura Rae Larsen of Bloomington, Minn., and Ann (Kent) Pitman of Eden Prairie, Minn.; and grandchildren, Aubrey and Zane Gill, Carter, Owen, and Jack Pike, Brynna, Brylie, and Bryce Christiansen, and Cooper and Mackenzie Pike.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church, 3850 W. 71st St. S., Haysville, KS 67060. Leave online condolences at www.wsmortuary.com.