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Rock River Arms Mark Larson Passes Away

The staff of RECOIL extends its deepest condolences to the family of Mark Larson, his friends and of course the Rock River Arms family. Rock River, founded by Mark and his brother Chuck in 1996, is a true family business, with many family members working there. Mark Larson has been a respected member of the firearms community for over three decades, since he and his brother Chuck’s early days with Springfield Armory. Mark passed away Friday. If you are within traveling distance and wish to pay your respects, visitation is today (April 9) from 1500-2000L at Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo, Ill. The funeral service will be tomorrow at 11 AM. Memorials may be left to the Mark Larson Memorial Fund. If you cannot attend, condolences may be left here: Vandemore Funeral Home: Mark Larson

Rock River Arms Mourns The Loss of Co-Founder Mark Larson

(Colona, IL) On Friday, April 5, 2013 Rock River Arms President, Mark Larson passed away at the age of 50. Mark Larson, along with his brother Chuck, founded Rock River Arms in 1996 when they began producing high quality 1911-style pistols and AR-15 style rifles. Since that time, they have earned the reputation of building some of the most sought after firearms in the industry.

As a dedicated husband, brother, son, uncle and friend, Mark has touched so many lives with his kindness and generosity. From cooking hot dogs at Camp Perry for the competitive shooters to lending a helping hand to industry friends, Mark Larson will truly be missed.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 9th from 3-8pm, at Vandemore Funeral Home. Funeral services celebrating Mark's life will be held on Wednesday, April 10th at 11:00am at St. Malachy Church, Geneseo, Illinois. Memorials may be left to the Mark Larson Memorial Fund.

Please bear with us over the next few days as we get through the activities associated with Mark’s passing and strive to return to normal business activities. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.


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