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C. Wayne Larsen

February 26, 1924 ~ January 12, 2020 (age 95)
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Message from Ray and Susie Hubbard
January 17, 2020 8:57 AM

Wayne was an inspiration. The world is a much better place because of him. Prayers to his family. We’ve lost a great man.
Message from Brian Pontius
January 16, 2020 10:56 AM

James Shelby and family members. Thinking of you all today. Wayne and Maxine were important in my life in my when I was younger. He had a good heart and put up with all of us , even when Lana , the kids and I moved in . He never let being handicapped stop him or slow him down. He will be missed
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A candle was lit by Nicole Kennedy, Yukon, OK on January 15, 2020 3:23 PM
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An European Gardens was ordered on January 14, 2020
Message from Erick Mathews
January 14, 2020 9:41 AM

Wayne was such a great man. I remember always seeing him at the ballpark. I also remember him and my dad telling stories about when they spent time together in the hospital. He will be missed.
Message from Tom & Liz Steele
January 14, 2020 9:15 AM

Wayne you were a special man. Putting up with us crazy teenage girls. We could always come to you &Maxine with our problems. Helping Maxine to raise such a large family. God bless you. May your family be comforted to know you are with Maxine and Lana. Love.
Message from Phil Bostian
January 13, 2020 10:57 PM

I joined the Kansas Highway Patrol as a trooper in 1984, and I was assigned to Sedgwick County. It was my honor to work with Wayne until he retired as a Communications Operator. I always enjoyed talking with him. He took his job very seriously, and he was always concerned about the welfare of the troopers on the road. Wayne always treated me with respect, even though I was 34 years younger that he was. I met him several times after he retired, through the years. I know you will miss him. Those of us who worked with him on the Kansas Highway Patrol will never forget him.
Message from Linda K. Evans
January 13, 2020 10:35 PM

James, Shelby, kids, grand kids, great grand children. I am keeping you all in my prayers and thoughts. Wayne was fortunate enough to live his last few years with you all. What a blessing!
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A candle was lit by Linda K. Evans on January 13, 2020 10:33 PM
Message from Clyde and Marilyn Cooper
January 13, 2020 7:14 PM

We miss all our Sunday dinners. Know you are having a great time.

Our sympathy to family
Message from Lynn Beets
January 13, 2020 3:39 PM

Dear James, Shelby, Terry, Debbie, Ed and Family,

Oh, its so hard to say good-bye to Uncle Wayne! He was such a beloved character - one who will not easily, if ever, be forgotten.

As I kid, I looked forward to his visits because it meant laugher would soon fill the air! He always had an extra stick of gum in his pocket, was able to convinced my parents to put their chores aside and take "driving excursions" to lakes or parks, and always pulled over at the peanut vendor's stand to buy enough peanuts for everyone. I loved when it was announced that Uncle Wayne and Maxine were coming to play cards on a Saturday night - cause that meant there were going to be sodas in the kitchen.

He and Maxine were steadfast friends with my parents for 60 plus years. Through thick and thin - our parents hung together and supported each other. Wayne had the special ability to make even my dad laugh -- and, as you well know, that was not always easy! He offered his opinion, his humor and his friendship with no strings attached! What a man! I can still hear him exclaiming, "Holy Mackerel, Sapphire!"
Message from Bob Walterscheid
January 14, 2020 5:51 PM

Met Wayne in the 1950's selling business forms to him at his store on west 21st street. We played cards on my calls on him. Whenever I won, he paid me in eggs. I then sold the eggs on a route I developed. Good times, great guy. Ran into him over the years at the ball park. He became friends with one of my daughters at the Highway Patrol . My prayers are with him.
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