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“I am blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Lars for many years at Carrs. He was a mentor and friend to a bunch of pharmacists and...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: rebecca thario - Lynden, WA

“I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God comfort and soothed your family in this time of need. Ps. 94:19 ...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: L G

“Thank you for your service for our country in time od need. May you rest in peace, Larry Andersen. ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: L Groh - AK

“Lars was the first pharmacist I worked with at Carrs and he was a joy to work with. He had really funny stories to tell us and kept us entertained....Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Kristin May - Anchorage, AK

“Lars was one of the first pharmacists I got to work under as a pharmacy intern. He sure made my first summer in Alaska a great one. So glad to have...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Kali Allen - Anchorage, AK

“My condolences to the Andersen family... I had the pleasure of working with Lars in Anchorage and there was never a dull moment when he was around:-)...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Erin Nash - Marquette, MI

“larry was an excellent person and an excellent pharmacist. lawrence dempsey md ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: lawrence dempsey - anchorage, AK

“I graduated with Larry and he was truly one of my best friends. I was fortunate enough to see him last year in Woodbine and reminisce old times. I...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Jim Hammitt - Muskegon, MI

“To the Anderson family, Sorry for your loss . Larry will truly be missed by many people including us atChelatna Lake Lodge , The Mower Family. ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Ellen and family-- so sorry for your loss and mine. some of my most memorable times were with Larry- hunting sheep,goats bear,moose caribou --flying...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“My daughter just text me and asked if I remember meeting Lars and she sent me this link. Yes I remember meeting him a couple times at a pharmacy in...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Naydine Wilson - Wahiawa, HI

“To the Andersen family, I worked for Lars for a little bit. He had a great sense of humor and a contagious smile. He will be greatly missed. ...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Triscilla Wilson - Wailuku, HI

“Lars was my mentor all my career as a pharmacist. I could trust him and I depended on him for guidance. He was so fun to work with. He would tell us...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Lana Bell - Anchorage, AK

“Graduating with Larry in the Class of 1959 was special! We were the last great class of the 50's! I got to visit with Larry at our 50th reunion and...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Janet Sauvain - Omaha, NE

“Ellen and family, We are so sorry to hear about Larry. Around 7 years ago we made a side trip to Iowa just to find the old homestead of Fleenor's...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Larry & Michelle Fleenor - VA

“I was so sad to learn of cousin Butch's passing. I wish we had lived closer so I could have gotten to know him as we grew up. I know him now, a...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Alyce Johansen - Yucaipa, CA

“Ellen, I was deeply saddened by the news of Lars death. I see the funeral was yesterday, so I am sorry I missed sending flowers. My number is the...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Edith Bailey - Eagle River, AK

“I'm so sorry to hear of Larry's death. My heart goes out to Ellen and the children of Larry. I knew him when I was a kid and he was the pharmacist at...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Debbie Groeneveld - waddell, AZ

“I worked with Lars as a Pharmacist in Alaska. He is a one of a kind man and everyone will have stories to tell with their experiences with him as he...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: CJ Kim - Anchorage, AK

“I am a cousin .I have fond memories of Butch and his family coming to visit us in Moorhead,Iowa. I wish I had known him as an adult. ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Joyce Fielder - Chandler, AZ

“We hadn't seen Larry for years, but at our 50th high school reunion, we were amazed to find that Larry was still the wonderful "kid" we had always...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Gary & Thelma Birks - CA

“Ben and Family,Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.Steven & Katie Jensen ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Steven & Katie Jensen - Omaha, NE

“I graduated with Larry in 1959 from Woodbine High School. Larry was easily the funniest guy in our class. He was the biggest hit of our 50th year...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Ronald Hood - Omaha, NE

Larry Harold Andersen was born on August 10, 1941, in Englewood, California to Harold and Norma (Engel) Andersen. The family moved back to Iowa when Larry was a toddler. Larry attended country and public school and he graduated in 1959 from Woodbine High School. He then attended the University of Iowa graduating with degrees in Chemistry and Pharmacy. Larry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. After his honorable discharge he worked in pharmacy in Council Bluffs, and Omaha, and he then ventured north to Alaska. In 1973, Larry married Ellen Cummings in Juneau, Alaska. The couple made their home in Anchorage where Larry worked as a pharmacist. Larry had his private pilot's license and would fly to work for the day and then fly back home at the end of the day. Larry retired from being a pharmacist in 2012 and the couple moved to Woodbine so Larry could farm their farm ground.

Larry loved nature, wildlife, and the outdoors. He loved to hunt and fish, hike into the mountains for the adventure and simply enjoy nature. Larry's love and respect of wildlife led him to enjoy watching and photography the animals rather than hunting them. Hans was involved with hockey and Larry enjoyed supporting him and his team in hockey and also watching hockey with Hans. Larry also loved to follow Anna with her dancing, arts, Girls Scouts and her bunnies. Larry also loved the family dog Hager and family bunny Klaus. Farming was always a big part of who Larry was, and he was so happy to be farming. Larry often said that farming was where he was meant to be.

Larry died suddenly on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 75 years, eight months and two days.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Andy Whaley. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Andersen of Woodbine, Iowa; two children, Hans Andersen of Woodbine, Iowa and Anna Andersen and her husband Lester Smiley of Oakland, California; brother, Ben (Linda) Andersen of Dunlap, Iowa; sister, Nancy (Hugh) Whaley of Sheridan, Indiana; and many other relatives and friends.