Norman G. Larason - age 82 of Gallatin, MO passed away Sunday evening, August 1st, 2021 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. Norman was born on the family farm in rural Mercer County, MO on November 17th, 1938 to Leland and Gladys (Eastin) Larason. He was a 1956 graduate of Princeton High School in Princeton, MO. Norman obtained a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla (now Missouri University of Science & Technology). On November 3rd, 1963 he was united in marriage to Marian King at the Spickard United Methodist Church and they made their home in Sibley, MO, raising a son and daughter. He worked over 30 years for the Federal Aviation Administration as a professional engineer. Norman and Marian retired to Lake Viking in 1998. Following retirement, Norman spent the next 25 plus years as an antique and “useful junk” dealer and with his wife, owned the Winston Station Antique Shop. Throughout his life he enjoyed outdoor pursuits including hunting, fishing, camping and boating. He actively followed his children’s and grandchildren’s activies, coached softball and was a fan of Winston High School basketball and car racing. He will be dearly missed by his family.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Marian of the home; children, David Larason of Liberty and Leslie (Grant) Karr of Kansas City; grandchildren, Jared, Colin, Derek, Dane and Peyton; sisters, Sharon Hammond of Blue Springs and Joyce (Ron) Goold of Kansas City. Nieces, nephews and other extended family members also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Kickin' Cancer with Kindness in care of the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 11 AM to 1 PM, Saturday, August 7th, 2021 at the Lake Viking Clubhouse near Gallatin, MO. Private family graveside at Lake Viking Cemetery, Gallatin, MO. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin. (660) 663-2117. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com
*****Due to a non working air conditioner at the Lake Viking Church, the visitation has been moved to the Lake Viking Clubhouse.****