Richard L. "Dick" Larrison

Born: Sat., Apr. 18, 1936
Died: Wed., Jan. 25, 2012


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 29, 2012
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Masonic Service

7:00 PM Sun., Jan. 29, 2012
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jan. 30, 2012
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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Richard L. “Dick” Larrison

April 18, 1936 – January 25, 2012

Richard L. Larrison, 75, of South Bend passed away Wednesday January 25, 2012 in Memorial Hospital following an Illness. He was born April 18, 1936 in Mounds, IL to the late Lester R. and Mary H. (Mize) Larrison.  Also preceding him in death was a son Charles B. Larrison.  On August 6, 1955 in South Bend he married Donna Lee Thomas who died 1972 On November 20, 1976 in South Bend he married Libby Jester who survives along with a daughter Patty Godsey (Paul) of South Bend; sons Rick Larrison (Christy) Keller, TX, Les Prout of Indianapolis, Leif Prout of Gaylord, MI, Lynn Prout (Noke), Larry Prout (Rick Bunch) of South Bend; 11 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; siblings Betty Howard (Bill) of TX, Robert Larrison (Debbie) of South Bend and Jim Larrison (Jackie) of Coppell, TX.  Dick graduated from the former Washington-Clay Highschool in 1946.  After graduation he began working for the Ries furniture Co. and retired after 30 years’ service. He began his political career as a County Councilman in 1969  and in 1971 he was appointed as a County Commissioner serving for 28 years.  He was a member of Portage Lodge #675 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend.  Masonic services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday in the Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday January 30, 2012 in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North 17033 Cleveland Rd.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park.  Friends may visit with the family Sunday from 4-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or the American Liver Foundation.

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Charitable donations may be made in Richard's memory to the following organizations:

American Diabetes Association
330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210
Tel: 617 482 4580

American Liver Foundation
88 Winchester St., Newton, MA. 02461
Tel: 617 527 5600

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Jeff Miller
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
So sorry for your lost Patty me,mom and Brenda will pray for you and family JEFF,BRENDA,DORIS +Ruth Miller"s family

Nancy Harbeson
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
To Patty and Little Ricky,
I am so sorry for your loss of your Dad. I am sure you will miss him dearly.He was a good man and I have so many fond memories of him and the two of you children. Ricky, you used to stay with me for days on end, like a son. Do you remember that? Please send mu sympathies to the rest of your family, esp. your Uncle Jim for me. Thanks. Hold your Dad in your hearts forever and think that he and your Mom, Donna, and together in heaven now. Love to both of you, Your Ex-Aunt, Nancy Harbeson, Goose Creek,SC

Kim Lamb (Prout)
   Posted Sun January 29, 2012
Dear Libby and Family,

Sorry to hear of your loss, thinking of your and your family at this difficult time. I have many fond memories of you all.

Janice (Micek) O''''''''Neill
   Posted Sun January 29, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I would have loved to come in person to pay my respects, unfortunately, things aren''''t all that great here at home.
My husband John (Eugene) of three years was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
He had surgery at Mayo Clinic and had all the chemo and radiation treatments and we thought was on somewhat of a comeback. But, Christmas Eve I admitted him tothe hospital with a bleeding stomach nulcer. He was in the hospital 15 days and now we seem to be starting the recover all over again. He has lost all muscle mass is not able to leave the house. Didn''''t mean to use this as a sounding board for my troubles. Just wanted you to know I would have been there if it were at all possible.

May God keep you all in the palm of his hand at this time.

Love Jan

The Black Family
   Posted Sun January 29, 2012
Libby,Sincere sympathy to you and family on the passing of Dick. He will be truly missed by everyone who ever had the pleasure to have known him.