Butch Larsen, 70, of Marseilles, Ill., died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Provena Hospital in Joliet, Ill. Funeral services were held on Sept. 22, 2011, at the Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home in Seneca, Ill. Burial was in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Seneca.
Butch was born Aug. 25, 1941, in Sycamore to Hank and Alma (Beck) Larsen. He married Nacine Lyles on Oct. 21, 1967, in Maple Park at the Grace Limited Church. She died Oct. 1, 2002.
Butch was a retired heavy equipment operator and was a member of Local 150.
He is survived by a son, Scott Larsen of Ottawa; three daughters, Tina Whited, Rhonda Read and Terry (Danny) Ricks, all of Alabama; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Anna Mae (John) Olson of Maple Park; and a loving friend, Diane Hanlon, of Marseilles.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; one son, Samuel; and one grandson, Benjamin.
Memorials may be directed to the family in care of Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home, 135 E. Lincoln St., Seneca, IL 61360.