Edgar Larrison

Posted Online: June 30, 2014, 5:48 pm
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Edgar Lee Larrison, 79, of Hampton, East Moline and Lakeland, Fla., died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, East Moline. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3, at the funeral home. Pastor Stacie Fidlar will officiate. Burial is at Greenview Memorial Cemetery, East Moline.
Edgar was born Aug. 1, 1934, in Metropolis, Ill., son of Edgar and Addie Downey Larrison. He married L. Elaine Doyle on Aug. 25, 1951. She preceded him in death in 1990. He married Marcia Katzenburger on Dec. 11, 1999, in Port Byron.
He worked for International Harvester, East Moline, for 30 years, retiring in 1982. He enjoyed winters in Florida, playing euchre and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Marcia; children, Darlene Martin, Haines City, Fla., Dennis, Silvis, Larry (Julie), Rapids City, Shelley Katzenburger, Duluth, Minn., Sheri (David) Webb, East Moline, Russ (Jennifer) Katzenburger and Ron Katzenburger, both of Rock Island; 27 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother, Arnold (Carolyn) Larrison, Colona; sister-in-law, Betty Larrison, Hampton; and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dollie Ragsdale; and brothers, Howard, Richard, Glen and Chet.
Condolences may be left for the family at sullivanellisltd.com.


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