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Larry Allen Evenson

Larry Allen Evenson, 68 of Mesa, Ariz., died May 30, 2011 at his home with his wife Mary Ann, son Chad Evenson and sister-in-law Iva Lue by his side, after a short battle with cancer.

The memorial service was held July 30 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar.

Larry was born in Benson to Cora and Ben Evenson. He moved to Willmar in 1964 where he worked as an electrician; he also owned several businesses. His last business was A-1 Starter & Alternator, which he sold in 1998.

He married Kathleen Diane Jones (daughter of Babe and Vera Jones) who died of cancer on Dec. 20, 1961. To this union were born sons, Douglas and Bradley.

He married Louise Jean Westphal in 1970 and was married for 13 years.

He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Karels of Willmar on April 29, 2002, and they made their home in Mesa, Ariz.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; sons, Lonnie (Jennifer) Evenson of Stanford, Va., Kevin Evenson of Blaine, Troy Evenson (Randy Palmer) of Minneapolis, Doug (Missy) Evenson of Pennock, Brad (Kristi) Evenson of Roseville and Chad Evenson of Oshgosh, Wis.; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; step children, Neal (Jody) Radermacher of Egan, Lisa Carlson of Chaska, Dale (Jen) Radermacher of Cottage Grove and seven grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Cora and Ben Evenson; his first wife, Kathleen( Jones) Evenson, brothers, DuWayne, Charles, Virgil, Algean; and his nephew, Allen Evenson.