Leland Michael "Mike" Larsen
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LELAND MICHAEL "MIKE" LARSEN
June 13, 1945 ~ April 10, 2015

Mike, 69, passed away in Vancouver, WA on April 10, 2015. He was born in Seattle on June 13, 1945. He lived in North Portland until the age of four, then moved to Vancouver, living in the Barberton-Pleasant Valley area until his death. Mike attended Glenwood Elementary in Battle Ground, WA and graduated from Fort Vancouver High in 1963.
He was Vice President and purchasing agent of the family business, Larsen Electronic.
Mike was a member of Northcrest Community Church for many years.
In the early 60's, he was active in the Mazama's and climbed all the mountains in the area. He then became interested in antique cars. For many years he was a judge at the Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance. He belonged and was very active in many vintage car clubs: Willy's Overland Knight Registry, VCCA Columbia River Region, HCCA Portland Region, Studebaker, Humpmobile, Pacific NW Truck, Golden Era Auto, NW Vintage Car Museum, Durant Club, Nash Car Club, Buick, AACA and HACO. Mike was very active in the Portland Swap Meet. He had been to the very first one and every one since except this year. That is 50 years of Swap Meets! He also loved trains.
Mike married Rosalie Ragan in 2006 after many years of courtship.
Mike is survived by his wife, Rosalie; brother, Chris (Sally) of Tucson; nephew, David Larsen, Tucson; brothers-in-law, Ron Arnold (Charlene), Tom Ragan, George and Janet Ragan, all of Vancouver; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, L. Jim Larsen; mother, Gertrude Hearfield Reno; grandmother, Agnes Westergard Lytle; and step-mother, Christina Larsen.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sat., May 16th, 2015 at 2:00p.m. at the Red Lion Quay in Vancouver with a reception to follow. Interment was held at Park Hill Cemetery, Vancouver, WA.
Arrangements entrusted to Vancouver Funeral Chapel.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.



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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 26, 2015.
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June 11, 2015
Think of you both often. Many fond memories of Mike and our adventures and the Hudson Club
Richard Riggs
May 1, 2015
You will be missed. Memories of you at the old office...who would have thought you would one day be my brother-in-law. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Rosalie. George and Janet
April 30, 2015
Rosalie, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Clifton
Clifton Nicholson, Jr.
April 27, 2015
We have not had a lot of contact with Mike through the years, I've seen him at several funerals of people from our childhood neighborhood. RIP Mike. Prayers for the family and friends.
Joyce Wright and Joseph Thomas
April 26, 2015
Prayers go out to family. From an old car guy.
George Wessitsh
April 26, 2015
Mike we will miss your visits as you came to CA I also will always remember the last visit I had up your way. It was so good to see you, Rosalie and your beautiful 1932 970!
Connie & Roger Graeber
April 26, 2015
Mike will be missed in the Nash Car Club along with his experience and friendship with other Nash members. Thoughts and prayers to the Larsen family from the OH-PENN Region, NCCA.
Molly Detwiler
April 26, 2015
Past Prez, Nash CarCub of America
Mike and his genuine affection of NASH & Rambler automobiles will be missed by his fellow members of the NASH Car Club of America. As a club we will hold on to great memories of Mike's passion for his 1932 Nash 970 Sedan!
J.W. Magner
April 26, 2015
Mike, I am at such a loss for words. Jennifer said it so well about the three of us growing up on old Pleasant Valley Road (50th Ave) from before we started school. Oh my what memories the three of us will have forever. We being at Agnes's house after school and summer..you trying to tie your shoes and that 10 speed bike that Agnes and I watched you go down the hill and slam right into her BARN!
Oh what fun the three of us had together, the COMPADRES OR THE THREE "AMIGO'S..Will never forget you.
Rosaliie, I want you to know that Harriet and I, thoughts and prayers are with you..AND Chris, I just want you to know that Mike talked about you and also a special thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family also..THE WHOLE LARSEN FAMILY..
I am so sad about all of this..
LOVE you Mike. Harriet & Brett
Harriet / Brett Fisher
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