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Vivian Faye Larsen

February 23, 2015
Reinbeck Courier

Vivian Faye Larsen, 85, of Reinbeck, Iowa, passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015 at The Elms in Reinbeck, while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. A funeral service was at 10:30 AM on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck. Burial followed at the Reinbeck Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the French-Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at

Vivian was born on September 7, 1929 in Reinbeck, Iowa, the daughter of Carl & Mae (Redfearn) Bern. She graduated from the Reinbeck High School in the class of 1947. She was united in marriage to Iner Larsen on October 11, 1947 in Waterloo, Iowa. They made their home in Reinbeck and welcomed four children into their family.

She and her husband owned and operated the hardware store in Reinbeck for 58 years.

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Vivian was a lifelong member of the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck and a member of the Reinbeck American Legion Auxiliary.

Vivian enjoyed playing bridge, sewing, cooking and baking. She was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed supporting her grandchildren in their athletic activities. Her true joy in life came from spending time with her family and friends.

Vivian is survived by her daughters Sandra Juhl of Grinnell, Cheryl (Bob) Harms of Gurnee, Ill., Lora (Kirk) Dinsdale of Reinbeck and her son Lon (Carene) Larsen of Reinbeck; 17 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; brother Ron (Pat) Bern and sister Mary (Norris) Schuman; several nieces and nephews.

Vivian was preceded in death by her parents; step-mother Elizabeth Bern; husband Iner Larsen; brother Roger Bern.



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