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John Hubert Larson

September 12, 1938 April 28, 2018
John Hubert Larson
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Obituary for John Hubert Larson
Winnebago – John Hubert Larson, 79, of Winnebago, died Saturday, April 28, 2018 at home with his family and friends by his side. Born September 12, 1938 in Rockford the son of Hilmer Victor and Helen Louise (Kehoe) Larson. He graduated from East High School in 1956. John married Bette Jean Gifford on May 23, 1970 in Harvard. John worked in communication maintenance for AT@T and Illinois Bell both in Rockford 43 years retiring in 1999. He worked with Morse telegraph, telephone, private line, teletype, television, private line circuits, light wave circuits and digital technology. He also has farmed since 1966. A member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Pecatonica, St. Rita Catholic Church in Cherry Valley, historical societies in Rockford, Pecatonica and Seward and the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was a president of the Cherry Valley Historical society and director of Friends of Beckman Mill near Beloit, WI.

John’s family would like to thank his caregivers, Ganbat Danchoo and Zolzaya Ganbat for their kind care of John.

John is lovingly survived by his sister, Mary (James) Biergans of Grand Ledge, MI; sister-in-law, Shirley Gifford of Freeport; several nephews and nieces; special friend since childhood, Beverly Scholz of Rockford.

John is predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Bette Larson on March 21, 2016.

Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 126 W. 5th St., Pecatonica with Rev. Joseph F. Jaskierny officiating. Interment at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery near Seward. Visitation 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established for Beckman Mill near Beloit, WI. For an online obituary and tributes go to
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4:00 PM 5/4/2018 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 5/4/2018 6:00:00 PM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM 5/5/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

126 W. 5th St.
Pecatonica, IL 61063

St. Mary's Catholic Church
126 W. 5th St. Pecatonica 61063 IL
United States

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St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

S. Pecatonica Rd.
Seward, IL 61077

S. Pecatonica Rd. Seward 61077 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Beckman Mill near Beloit, WI


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