Chad Larson Obituary

Chad C. Larson
Chad C. Larson
Chad C. Larson

March 16, 1980 - November 24, 2020
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in West Des Moines, Iowa
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Chad Christian Larson, 40, passed away after a short but heroically brave fight with an unexpected terminal illness Tuesday, November 24, 2020. A limited attendance service will be held 2 pm Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at Iles Grandview Park Chapel. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite sports gear; no St. Louis Cardinals! A livestream of the service will be available on Chad’s obituary page at www.IlesCares.com beginning at 1:45 pm on the 1st (Link can be found here https://youtu.be/QokOh3oSpS8) or at the bottom of this page. Due to the limitations on the number of attendees allowed at the service, the family will receive guests from 12 - 1:30 pm in a drive-up visitation. Masks will be required to enter the building. The line begins under the awning. Please wait in line in your vehicle until you are invited inside by the Iles Staff.

Chad was born March 16, 1980, in Des Moines, IA, to Michael and Reba (Paschall) Larson. He married the love of his life Amy (Halsten) Larson on July 3, 2014, on a beautiful beach in Jamaica.

Chad was a Buddy for the Exceptional Persons at Camp Wesley Woods. He was also involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program as a Little Brother to Russ Moorehead. He was a Johnston High School graduate and attended Trade School to become a journeyman. He worked as an electrician by trade and a mechanic for many years.

Chad was an Eagle Scout and loved animals, especially his cats. He had a love of music, the louder the better. He proudly displayed his many tattoos and was very proud of his Cubs ink. Chad was a loyal sports fan and always cheered on those Cubbies, Hawkeyes, and 49ers, whether they won or not. He and Amy were frequent travelers including favorite spots like Cubs Spring Training in Mesa, AZ, Hawaii, Wrigley Field, and Gulf Shores, AL. They also spent hours of their summer days at Adventureland Bay soaking up the sun. Chad was a true family man and had a real fondness for his nieces and nephews.

Chad is survived by his wife, Amy Larson; sister, Reeanna (Bryan) Praska; sister-in-laws, Laura Larson of Norwalk, IA, Sarah (Corey) Onnen of Pleasant Hill, IA; brother-in-law, Ronnie Halsten of Portland, OR; mother-in-law, Cathey Halsten of Des Moines, IA; nephews, Oliver Onnen, Chase Adams, Christian Larson; nieces, Lucy Onnen, Josalyn Adams; the cats, Addison and Clarke; uncle, Fred (Jeanne) Paschall; aunt, Coy (Merf) Freeman; as well as his cousins, extended family, and friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved twin brother, Shawn; his parents; and father-in-law, Steve Hill.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
2:00 PM
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