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James Merlin Larson

August 15, 1943 - August 31, 2018

Burial Date: September 5, 2018

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James Merlin Larson, age 75 of Wapello, died Friday August 31, 2018 at the Great River Hospice House. The son of Merlin and Evelyn (Gipple) Larson, he was born August 15, 1943 at Muscatine. He married Betty Mullen Bohling November 18, 1988 at Wapello.

He was a graduate of the L&M high School He served in the US Army from 1966-68 during the Viet Nam War. He worked as a union pipe fitter. He was a member of the Louisa County area Viet Nam Veterans.

Survivors include: his wife Betty of Wapello; one daughter Lynette Larson of Muscatine and a son Greg Larson of Muscatine; four step children, Margaret Kamm, Jacqueline Bohling, Melanee Shirlow and Terry Bohling; five grandchildren; two brothers Jack and Mark of Mediapolis; He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Leonard.

The funeral service will be Wednesday September September 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello, with Rev. Dan Schoepf officiating. Interment will follow at the Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 prior to the service. A general memorial has been established in his name.