Albert O. Larson, “The Big Swede”, 80 years of age, and a resident of Oberlin, passed away Monday, April 18, 2022, at Ames Hospice Center, following a lengthy illness.
He was born November 28,1941 in Lorain. Albert had made his home in Oberlin since 1975.
Albert was employed as a union sheet metal worker. His life's work was defending worker’s rights. He was the Business Manager of Sheet Metal Workers’ Local #107, before being elected as the first Business Manager of Sheet Metal Workers’ Local #33, while serving as an International Vice President. He was then appointed to the position the of SMWIA International Representative followed by SMWIA Chief International Representative. Albert was the owner and captain of the Leg-A-Sea charter boat on Lake Erie. He loved gardening and taking care of his farm. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Albert had a large network of friends and loved the time he spent with them. He adored his grandchildren and the time he spent with them as well. Albert will be remembered as a faithful husband who was the partner, protector and provider for his wife, Stephany, a role that he cherished.
Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Stephany Larson (nee: Polansky); his children Lori Larson and David (Amy) Larson both of Oberlin; his grandchildren Sam, Ben, Jacob, Anna, Mike, Carl, Jeb and Noah.
He was preceded in death by his brother Kenneth Larson and his parents Oscar and Manghilde Larson (nee: Jacobson).
A celebration honoring Al will be held on Saturday, April 30th from 11:00 to 2:00 at the Bricklayer’s Union Hall, 8497 Leavitt Rd., Amherst Ohio 44001.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110. Al’s family would like to thank their staff members for their professional and loving care.
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