Obituaries

Barbara Lee Larsen

November 9, 1943 - April 1, 2021

Barbara Lee Larsen

Obituary

Barbara Lee Larsen, 77, of Machesney Park, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born November 9, 1943 in Belvidere, Illinois daughter of Albert and Ruby (Swanson) Banwell. She married Leon H. Larsen on June 19, 1965 in Rockford, Illinois. Barbara worked as a Registered Nurse after studying at Swedish American Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member at Grace Lutheran Church in Loves Park, Illinois. She loved to be outside and meddling in her garden. Barbara was also an amazing cook- there wasn’t anything she couldn’t make! More than anything, she loved her family and coming together to create unforgettable memories.

She will be remembered and missed by her sons; Edward Larsen and Ted Larsen; sister Carol (Brent) Keil; brothers Albert Banwell and Thomas Banwell; grandsons Dustin (Brittany) Larsen and Eric Larsen; granddaughter Brooke Larsen; and great-grandson Cole Power.

She is preceded in death by her husband Leon Larsen; both parents; and siblings Mary Reyes and Timothy Banwell.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Belvidere Cemetery 1121 North Main Street, Belvidere, Illinois 61008 with Pastor Brent Dawson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Grace Lutheran Church 343 Grand Avenue, Loves Park, Illinois 61111. To share a memory or light a candle please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
11:00 am

Belvidere Cemetery

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Belvidere Cemetery 1121 North Main Street, Belvidere, Illinois 61008 with Pastor Brent Dawson officiating.

Belvidere Cemetery

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Belvidere Cemetery 1121 North Main Street, Belvidere, Illinois 61008 with Pastor Brent Dawson officiating.

Leave a Condolence

lit candle

Post a Condolence

I worked with Barb for many years. I love the picture you chose. It is very lovely and shows her wonderful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Karen Kafer 2021-04-08T06:43:01

Our condolences to family and friends.

Mike & Union 2021-04-06T08:44:11

Are deepest sympathy sorry for your lost rest in peace

Michael Spitzer Sr Teresa Spitzer Leann Brittany 2021-04-04T10:22:03

Pre-Planning

Deliver peace of mind for your family and ensure your final wishes are followed by pre-planning with Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services. We will help you make the best decisions for your needs and your budget.

Read More