Jan Ross Larson, age 80, died peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2016.\n\nJan was born on February 15, 1936 in Dixon, Illinois to Barbara Marion Wedlake and Walter Leonard Larson. He was proud to have been born in the same small town as Ronald Reagan. He was thankful for his loving mother, and also for his Aunt Doris and Grandmother Maria who gave him love and care throughout his childhood.\n\nHe married Sheila Rae Kendall in 1961. During their twenty year marriage they had six children who were his greatest joy and accomplishment.\n\nJan graduated with a degree in journalism from Woodbury University in Los Angeles. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force; especially memorable was his time stationed in Japan. His career spanned thirty years working for Dow Corning and Dow Chemical as a public relations and communications executive.\n\nHe was a member of the LDS Church and served in many callings including stake high council, seminary teacher, Sunday school teacher, and as a stake and ward executive secretary.\n\nJan was very socially active and involved in service and volunteer efforts for the LDS church and the communities he lived in. Family and friends will always remember his passion for golf, sunshine, world travel, adventure, the arts and most of all the Chicago Cubs!\n\nJan is survived by his children: Mari (Robert Turner), Lisa (Kevin Seppi), Jana Larson, Joshua Larson, J. Ryan Larson (Jamie), and Teresa Larson (Matthew Stutz). His grandchildren: Lauren, Alexa, Greg, Kendall, Jeremy, Nicholas, Mia, Megan, George, Darlene, Dylan, Cole, River, Justin, Zachary, and Zane. And his siblings: Leonard Larson, Mary Ann Lewis, Carmen Adams, and Gloria McDougall. He is preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter Jenna. Two great grandchildren are expected soon.\n\nFuneral services will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove, Utah. with a viewing from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be at the Provo City Cemetery with Military honors.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, Jan asked that donations be made to the Zhanjiang Kids Organization which provides care to orphaned children in China, or to LDS Humanitarian Services. http://www.zhanjiangkids.org or http://www.ldsphilanthropies.org\n\nCondolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.