A graveside service for Marvin Diehl Larsen, 97, rural Peabody, who died May 12 at Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita, was Monday at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.
He was born Feb. 7, 1923, in Hillsboro, to Roy M. Larsen and Clara Rosela Bertha Matz.
He attended country grade schools near the family home and graduated from Peabody High School in 1942. Marvin was an only child and remained a bachelor his entire life. He made his living as a farmer, as had his family before him.
Marvin continued to be active in farming until the day he died.
While he didn’t always agree with the latest farming practices, he enjoyed learning about them and comparing them to days gone by.
He loved reminiscing about his childhood and farming experiences through the decades and could easily captivate an audience for hours at a time.
He lived a simple life and enjoyed designing and brazing metal decorations from square nails and other pieces of scrap metal from around the farm.
He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by numerous cousins.
There will be no visitation or viewing.
Memorial donations may be made to Harry Hynes Hospice or Marion Historical Museum in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.
Condolences may be left at www.broadwaycolonialfh.com.