Austin "Al" Larsh, 85, of Warrenton, died Friday, Aug. 12, in Portland.

Mr. Larsh was born May 7, 1920 in Detroit, Mich., to Frederick and Kathleen Larsh.

He was a decorated World War II veteran with two purple hearts as well as other commendations. He was honored by both the Navy and Marines for his distinguished service. Because of his military record, May 11 has been recognized as Al Larsh day by the City of Warrenton.

He moved to Warrenton in 1953 and worked for many years as a truck driver in Astoria. He also spent time working on bar pilot boats.

He married Helen Banks in 1985. She survives and lives in Joseph.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Larsh is survived by two sons, Michael Larsh of La Center, Wash., and Fred Larsh of Portland; three daughters, Michelle Kathleen Wiklund of Venecia, Calif., Francie Daniels of Emida, Idaho, and Pennee Kerr of Scappoose; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. today at Ocean View Cemetery in Warrenton.

Mt. Scott Funeral Home in Portland is in charge of arrangements.

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