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