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Born:
25-Mar-1945
Place of Birth:
Hendricks, MN
Death:
3-Dec-2013
Place of Death:
Talala, OK
Occupation:
Retired Air Medical Services Pilot
25-Mar-1945
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3-Dec-2013
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Larry Lee Ouverson

Larry passed peacefully from this life at his home on the morning of December 3, 2013 after a hard fought battle with intestinal cancer. He was surrounded and supported by his loving family and friends during this time.

Larry Lee Ouverson was born in Hendricks, Minnesota, March 25, 1945 to Raymond and Lola Ouverson. He was raised in western Minnesota where he was confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Canby, Minnesota. He attended District 48 country school through the 7th grade and graduated from Canby High School in 1963. Larry attended Saint Cloud State University for 2 years prior to enlisting into the United States Army in 1966, attending flight school and receiving his pilots certification to fly helicopters. Larry served in Vietnam from 1967-1968 flying over 2,000 combat hours for 281st Attack Helicopter Company supporting the 5th Special Forces. Upon returning from Vietnam he was stationed at Ft. Wolters, TX working as a flight instructor until being honorably discharged in December 1971.

Upon completion of his military service Larry returned to Minnesota to continue in the Aviation industry. he managed the Montevideo Municipal airport, offering flight instruction in fixed wing aircraft, charter and crop dusting services. Larry moved to the Tulsa, Oklahoma area in 1985. he was employed as a air medical transport pilot from 1985-2011 with Tulsa Life Flight, AirEvac of Tulsa and retired from AirEvac Lifeteam in March 2011. During that time Larry completed over 4,000 patient transports. he also worked as a corporate jet pilot for Citgo Aviation and was a licensed instructor for both helicopter and fixed wing aircraft, logging over 20,000 flight hours in his career. Larry was also a full time rancher in the Rogers County area.

Larry enjoyed a variety of pastimes such as hunting and fishing, spending time with his family and friends, raising and showing Quarter Horses and enjoyed anything aviation related.

Larry is survived by his Mother, Lola Ouverson of Canby, Minnesota; Wife, Cindy Ouverson; one son, Scott Ouverson and his wife, Christy of Talala, OK; one daughter, Nicole and her husband Doug Mader of Oologah, OK; four sisters, Karla Bedner, of Chippewa, IW, ViAnn Kwilinski and her husband Bill Pohlen of La Junta, CO, and Gwenn Ouverson of Chippewa, WI. Also surviving are additional family, Kathy Ouverson, Jeff Kanten and Tatum Kanten; six grandchildren, Michael, Kai and Kendal Ouverson, Bailey, Jacob and McKenna Mader; eight aunts and uncles: Ms Margaret Molnau of Red Wing, MN, Mavis, Mrs. Tom Garrett of Little Canada, MN, Nina, Mrs. Kenneth Benz of Canby, MN, Mr. Elden Ouverson and his wife, Adrienne of Pine City, MN and Mr. Donald Erp of Canby, MN.

He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond Ouverson, Grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. John and Anna Erp, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest and Marie Ouverson and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.

Pallbearers: Curtis Huffman, Dennis Huffman, Robert Huffman, Steven Ouverson, Jeff Ouverson and Randy Ouverson.

Honorary Pallbearers: Tom Hudson, Jerry McMillin, Tom Lewis, Clay Walker, Time McCrete and William Stien.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Wounded Warrior Project. www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Blessed be his memory.

Condolences may be sent through the guest book on this page.

Service Information

Time: 14-Dec-2013 10:00am
Location: Oologah Assembly of God
Address: 13462 US 169 Oologah, Oklahoma

Condolences

Jeff and Stephanie Randall
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ouverson family. I was lucky to know Larry when I was growing up. His farm was one of my favorite places to visit. I have and always will miss Larry.
Robin & Karon Spaude
Our sincere condolences to the Ouverson family with the passing of Larry. We first met Larry in 1973 at the Montevideo, MN airport. Larry was my first and primary flight instructor that year; I believe I was student pilot number 150 for him. I'll always remember his "smilling" eyes, sense of humor and teasing and being a bit of a prankster during flight training (sneakily turn off the fuel selector switch to force an enmergncy landing, recover from a spin while under the hood in unusual attitude instrument training for example) which all turned out to be meaningful training for me. His infamous words were, "now do as I say and not as I do" have always stuck with me. Though he didn't talk much about his Army experiences with me he had an influence on me to excel in my Army Reserve career goals and I became a warrant officer in the mid-70's, flight school in Ft. Rucker in 1980 and retired my Army career 20 years later in 1989. We read with great interest, Larry and family being featured in the New Holland
last flight with a good landing
Andy Williamson, RN
I had the wonderful opportunity to work and fly with Larry for many years at Hillcrest AirEvac/AirEvac for Tulsa. But most of all he was my friend. Larry was fun, a tease, excellent pilot, a wonderful person, and lived life to the fullest. Larry served as "my dad" one day and gave me away at my wedding in 1991 to Tim Williamson. I will always remember that special day. My heart goes out to Larry's family including Cindy, Scott, and Nicole, and their families. Larry will deeply missed by many. Rest in peace! I know you were welcomed with open arms by our dear Lord...you are no longer suffering
Ashley and Bryan Yuras
Cindy, we are thinking of you and your family. You have told Bryan and I so many wonderful stories of you and Larry! We are thinking of you and we are always here for you. We love you and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ashley and Bryan