Born in Chicago, Illinois on February 21, 1927, son of the late Oscar and Clara (Steen) Larsen. Raised and educated in Chicago, Wesley graduated from Norwood Park High School, class of 1945. Upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy, and was stationed in Alabama, where he assisted in helping soldiers return home when they returned from war. He later attended Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts, Class of 1950. On April 24, 1954, Wesley and Frances were married, happily for forty-one years before her passing. Wesley worked as a Professional Industrial Hygienist for 25 years for Insurance Company of North America, Albany, New York, and later for Commercial Union
Wesley was first and foremost a family man. He lived for them, especially sharing his love of the outdoors, camping on Lower Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks, fishing, playing tennis and golfing throughout his life.
He is survived by his children Stephen B. Larsen and wife Amy of Fitchburg, MA; Rebecca L. Brave and husband Joe Don Brave of Pawhuska, OK; his two grandchildren Roland Wesley Larsen and Preston Samuel Brave; and his dearest companion Susan Hill, who he enjoyed
Gifts in his name may be sent to the Council on Aging, 509 Great Road Stow, MA 01775-1054.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Linda Motley officiating. The interment will follow in the Jacksonville cemetery.