In Memory

Bruce Larsen

Bruce Larsen

It's with a heavy heart that must inform you that a very close class mate of mine, during junior high school lost his battle with cancer today.  He helped the committee searching  many of you class members that may be reading this.  He was so looking forward to coming to the City in September for the reunion.  But I am sure that he will be watching over us during those days. 

Thank You Bruce for your help.

Bob Rodecker

Bruce H. Larsen

2013-06-06T00:00:00ZBruce H. LarsenSioux City Journal
June 06, 2013 12:00 am

SIOUX CITY | Bruce Henry Larsen of Meridian, Idaho, formerly of Sioux City, passed away peacefully after a five-year battle with cancer on June 1, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.

At his request, no services or memorial will be held at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Summers Funeral Home, Ustick Chapel in Meridian. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family on Bruce’s memorial webpage at

Bruce was born on Oct. 6, 1945, in Grand Rapids, Minn., to Henry and Alymrta (Baker). He spent the majority of his life in Sioux City, where he graduated from East High

in 1963.


He met his wife, Carol, shortly thereafter. They were married in 1964. They spent 20 years in Littleton, Colo., then 14 years in Sioux Falls, S.D., and moved to Idaho two years ago. Bruce spent his entire career with the phone company (Northwestern Bell, Mountain Bell, USWest, and Qwest) until his retirement from Qwest in 2008.

He had a deep love for baseball and was very involved with the Special Olympics. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; their daughter, Terri Clark and her two children, Ashley and Kamron, of Canton, S.D.; their son, Chris and his wife, Sandy and their son, Tanner, of Meridian; his brother, Brent and his wife, Joy of Sloan, Iowa; and his sister, Karen and her husband, Michael of Mt. Vernon, N.J.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Alymrta.

Bruce’s family requests that in lieu of

, please consider a donation to the Special Olympics of South Dakota, 800 E. I-90 Lane, Sioux Falls, S.D. 57014 in memory of Bruce Larsen or a charity of your choice.