It is with great sadness we announce the death of our father, James A. Larson on February 12, 2022. He was born in Eau Claire, WI in 1932. He moved with his family to Anaheim, CA in 1936, where his father, John, began his career as a General Practitioner.
After graduating from St. Anthony High School in Long Beach, he entered Marquette University, where he met his beloved, Joan Fotsch. He had gone on to Medical School at Marquette University, and they were married after his second year in 1956. After graduating in 1958, James spent the next 7 years as a medical officer in the Navy, taking speciality training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Oakland Naval Hospital. The last 3 years of his training were spent at the Marine Corps Base, Twenty Nine Palms, CA.
He started his medical practice in Fullerton in 1965 and retired in 1993. Dr. Larson had a successful career delivering countless babies and kindheartedly caring for new mothers as well as women of the surrounding community with the utmost care.
Jim was a devoted husband, wonderful father, and exceptional grandfather and great-grandfather. He held special, long-lasting friendships and is remembered for his generosity and his natural ability to make friends everywhere he went.
He was predeceased in death by his precious wife Joan of 64 years. He is survived by his sister, Imogene Prager of St. Helena, CA. James also leaves behind his five children: Kimberly Curtis (Derek); Kathie McCoy (Bob); Jamie Flynn (Bob); Jim Larson (Valerie); John Larson (Amy); 12 grandchildren (who fondly called him "Papa"); and 6 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are to be held at San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church in Anaheim, Thursday, March 3rd at 10am, with the burial to be at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange.
Published by Orange County Register on Mar. 1, 2022.