Axel R. (Bob) Larson, 86, a long-time resident of Torrance, California, passed away at his home on July 19, 2014. The first child of Axel and Tessie Larson, he was born in Bronson, Iowa on January 5, 1928. Bob spent two years serving in the US Navy and received an honorable discharge. In 1952 he married Phyllis Sudbeck, and they moved to California in 1953. He was employed at Arrowhead Brass Products for forty years and retired as Plant Manager. Bob enjoyed basketball and baseball, and coached little league for his two sons for many years. He loved to take walks around the neighborhood, stopping to talk with neighbors and friends, and vacationed often at the Salton Sea, where he enjoyed off-roading in his dune buggy. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Phyllis; his son Larry (Sally); his granddaughter, Jetta; and his sister, Charlotte Weigel. He was preceded in death by his son Wayne; his parents, Axel and Tessie; and his brother, Richard Larson.

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