Glenn C. Larsen

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Glenn Curtis Larsen, 81, of Gaylord, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 20, 2021.

He was born to Alfred and Norma (Sorensen) Larsen on July 9, 1940, in Johannesburg, Michigan. Glenn attended Johannesburg High School, graduating in 1958, and then attended Ferris State College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. His work career with Dow Chemical started in July 1963 in Midland, Michigan. The following September he married the love of his life, Joan Burzynski. He had many accounting roles at Dow, but the one he was most proud of was the Financial Forecaster and Business Analyst for the AgroSciences division. Glenn and Joan were members of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Midland and he spent 9 years on the Diocese of Saginaw Finance Council. He also served on the Midland County Literacy Council. He retired in January 1995, and they returned to Gaylord to enjoy their golden years. Glenn had great enthusiasm for hunting, fishing, and golfing. But above all, he enjoyed family and a good card game. He was known as the scorekeeper for the pinochle games.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Alfred Jr (Donna), James (Alice), Robert (Maggie), Norm (Barb), David, Elaine (Joe) Schmidt, and Christy (Jerry) Amthor.

He is survived by his wife, Joan; children, Mark (Renée) and Julie (Mark) Cavanaugh, both of Midland Michigan; four grandsons, Josh (Melissa), Keith, Connor, & Gabe, and two great-grandchildren, Amaiah, & Kasen along with several cousins, nieces, and nephews; brother, Terry (Nancy) of Gaylord Michigan. He is also survived by Dolores Zaremba, sister Barbara Burzynski, and Floyd (Susan) Burzynski, all in-laws.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, September 24, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Cathedral, 606 N. Ohio Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735. Visitation at the church will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interment will immediately follow mass at Resurrection Cemetery, 121 Winters Road, Gaylord, MI  49735.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary being offered by the Knights of Columbus at 7:30 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s, 19798 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

11 comments on “Glenn C. Larsen”

  1. Dear Joann and family, my thoughts and prayers are for you.
    Glen was a very good friend of my George and will continue in
    Heaven. He fought his long illness bravely.

    1. Nicole Sjostrom (Larsen)

      I am so sad to hear about his passing. Even though I only got to meet him a few times in my life, I loved our visits. It meant so much to me to have him and Terry at my wedding since grandpa Larsen (Jim) had passed away less than a year before my wedding. The Larsen families are definitely playing some fun pinochle games up in heaven. ❤

  2. So sorry for your loss. I can be proud to say I had him as a cousin for 80 years.
    Glenn was a great guy and loved our family reunions He will be greatly miss by all.

  3. Mike and Connie Zaborowski

    Dear Joann and family;
    Our sincere sympathy to all of you. Glenn was a brave man and he fought his disease with courage and always a smile. May he enjoy the comforts of heaven along with his extended family and friends.
    Mike and Connie Zaborowski

  4. Dear Joann, it was heart breaking to hear the news about My friend and classmate since 1947. Glenn was always a part of our basketball team from 3rd grade and an important member of the class of 1958. His classmates missed seeing you two at our July 1st class reunion. Love and our sympathies to you, Jerry and Linda Yankie

  5. Aunt Joan and family,
    Enjoyed many activities with uncle Glenn. A tremendous human being, at the top of the list.
    Always a kind word, and interested in how you were doing. Very difficult to comprehend the last few years. The only hunter that never needed a compass. Will always cherish the memories.

  6. Our thoughts are with you all. Glenn was such a warm and welcoming soul, and I know Lauren so enjoyed him on the many visits to see the boys. May God hold you all close in the days to come.
    God Bless You
    Linda and John Gall

  7. Linda (Larsen) Garcia of MN

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Glen’s passing. He was one of my favorite Uncles and know he is up in Heaven playing pinochle with Joe and Elaine, Mom, Dad, and Gramma Larsen! You are all in my prayers!!

  8. Heaven got another good one. I shall miss Uncle Glen. I have some of the best memories with him camping/fishing as a kid and him making me dance at every wedding. Uncle Glen and Aunt Joan are professional dancers and I was always so afraid that I would trip him because I am so klutzy. I never saw him once have a bad mood and he was always a joy to be around. Lifting Joan, Mark, Julie, and family members up in my prayers.

  9. Bill and Mary Ann Skibinski

    Dear Joan and family, we are so sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing, we were very fond of him and always looked forward to seeing him. Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers and that he now is in the comfort of our God. May God bless all of you and think of all the good times and memories.

  10. Joann, Mark and Julie – We just heard about Glen’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss and sorry we couldn’t offer our condolences in person. He was a wonderful man. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all! – Todd and Lisa Amthor

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