Larson, Gordon Paul Age 87, entered eternal life on Saturday, August 3, 2013 with his loving family at his side. He was born on February 19, 1926 in Joliet to Clarence and Ruby (Anderson) Larson. Survived by his wife Marie (Meier); his children, David (Fern) Larson, Carole (Brian) Pucel, Janet (Edward) Baltz and Lynda Szczepanski; grandchildren, Nicholas (Tina) Pucel, Amanda and Rachel Pucel, Shane (Ashley) Cesar, Donald and Daniel Larson, Megan and Chloe Szczepanski; and a great-grandson, Elijah Pucel. Preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jean Mott. Gordon retired from Argonne National Laboratory in 1988. He served in the Army
with the 82nd Air Borne Division in the Euorpean Theatre during WW II. He enjoyed being with his children and his grandchildren. He was an avid bowler and prior to his illness, he loved to golf. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, Lockport and/or to Joliet Area Community Hospice. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1:00 pm in the O'NEIL FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 1105 E. 9TH ST.(159TH ST.), LOCKPORT with Rev. Michael Nelson officiating. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet. Visitation on Tuesday, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.