Kenneth G Larsen, age 73, passed away at his home in Price on May 8, 2022 after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born on July 7, 1948 in Price, Utah to Archie and Alice Waterman Larsen.
Ken was a man of many skills who was an incredible craftsman and loved working with his hands and mind. There was rarely a problem he could not solve. He was a mentor to many people in his life as he was full of practical wisdom and was an honest man with high integrity. He was a great example of living a simple life full of gratitude. His priority was his family and his faithfulness and commitment never wavered.
In his younger years he was a mechanic at the Ford garage. He transitioned to the mining industry and held various positions, including teaching electrical safety. He finished his working career at Mine Hydraulics in Castle Dale where he enjoyed working with his brother Alan for over 20 years.
He enjoyed cooking, geocaching across the state, family camping trips, flyfishing, watching his grandchildren grow, reading and rarely passed on a good pastry. He loved to tell his children and grandchildren old family stories. He also enjoyed giving back to his church, Notre Dame de Lourdes Parish, as he held various church ministries over his lifetime. Ken was also a longstanding member of the Stella D’America Italian Lodge.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Nora (Limone) Larsen; children, Shelley (Mat) Heath, Price and Jeremy (Jessica) Larsen, Providence; siblings, Sandra (Gary) Callor, Price and Alan (Sherri) Larsen, Price; grandchildren, Ali and Hunter Heath and Ashton and Gunnar Larsen. We all love you so much Papa.
Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dale; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Memorial Mass, Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:00 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church in Price. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Mass. Committal service, Central Slovenian Cemetery, Spring Glen. A luncheon will follow at The Hope Center, 210 N. Carbon Avenue Price. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Ken online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.