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Wayne Larsen - Bidwell Funeral Home of St. Anthony, Idaho
James Wayne Larsen

   James Wayne Larsen 85, a lifelong resident of the Newdale area was found dead at his home on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 from natural causes.

Wayne was born Apr. 30, 1927 at Newdale Idaho the son of Claude Edward Larsen and Afton Briggs Larsen. He grew up in Newdale where he attended his elementary schooling graduating from High School in Sugar City.

He was married to Neva Ellen Scheets on Nov. 15, 1948. They made their home in Newdale where they raised their family. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and golfer and won many of the golf tournaments. Neva passed away just last month , Aug. 23, 2012

He managed the General Mills elevators in Newdale for 40 years retiring in 1989. He also operated his farm along with his son Lane.

He is survived by his two sons Wade, (Lou Ann) Larsen, Salt Lake City, UT. and Lane (Bobbie) Larsen, Teton, City, ID. a sister Sandra (Ron) Neilson, Spanish Fork, UT. and a sister -in-law Helen (Gary) Edgington, Ammon, ID.; 7 grandchildren, two step Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren. Besides his Parents and Wife he was preceded in death by a sister Claudina Graham and a son Claude Edward Larsen.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Newdale LDS Church with Bp. Conn Crapo, officiating.
Family will receive friends at the church Thursday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 just prior to the services. Burial will be in the Teton-Newdale Cemetery under the direction of the Bidwell Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be sent to

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