Jack Larsen passed away on March 8, 2013 in Surprise, Arizona. Jack was born in Oakland, Nebraska on September 18, 1921 to H.C. & LuLu (Johnson) Larsen. Jack was a leader and organizer in all that he did in his long life. Whether it was as Class President, a Drum Major in High School, or during WWII when Jack served his country as a Staff Sargent with 216 Signal Depot Co. during the Battle of the Bulge, or in California as Sales Manager with Prudential Life Insurance, or as an active member of the Lutheran Church; Jack excelled as a leader. Throughout his life, Jack received many awards and medals. Among those medals he was most proud of the Bronze Star he received in WWII. In 1948 he married the love of his life, Deonne (Meyer). In 1952 they moved from Pender, Nebraska to Southern California and raised their three children. In 1980 Jack retired from Prudential Insurance Company and he and Deonne moved to Green Valley, AZ. They enjoyed living there for 25 years, and in 2006 they moved to Wickenburg, AZ. Jack enjoyed playing golf, poker and tennis with his many friends. Jack is preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and 2 grandsons. He is survived by his wife Deonne, two daughters, Jeri and (Jerry Lynch) of Hawaii, Jan and (Ken Heineman) of Wickenburg, and son, Jim and (Lupita) Larsen of California.; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Jack was kind, gentle and loving with a firm handshake. He was a determined man, dedicated to his family, very mischievousness to all who knew him, and was blessed with a great sense of humor. Jack was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Jack was loved by family and many friends. He lived a full 91 years full of rich blessings. A Celebration of Life with Military Honors will be held Saturday, April 6th at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 450 Rose Lane, Wickenburg, AZ at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hospice of the Valley, or Charity of choice.