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LARSON, Russell Charles Age 83, passed away on Sept. 13, 2011, in Palmdale, California. He was born April 8, 1928, in Duluth, Minnesota. Russ was raised on a farm in Pierson, Iowa. He was a veteran in the Korean War from 1950 to 1954. After graduating from Iowa State University in 1956, he went to work for General Electric. There he was a test pilot for 33 years. He started first at the Flight Test Center in Schenectady, New York, then arriving at the Edwards Air Force Base Flight Test Center in January 1963. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joy, two sons, David (Terri) and Eric, also 3 grandchildren, Hannah, Kayla and Cade. A Memorial Service will be held at 12 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Halley-Olsen-Murphy Funerals, Lancaster Chapel.

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