Retired Navy Capt. Frank Larsen, 63, who was civilian director of the Defense Logistics Agency's office of industrial security, died of cancer Aug. 5 at his home in Springfield.
Capt. Larsen was a native of Chicago. He attended the University of California at Los Angeles, and was a graduate of the Naval War College and the Naval Postgraduate School in California. He received his commission in the Navy in 1941 and was stationed in Europe during World War II.
In addition to serving as a pilot aboard aircraft carriers, he held a variety of staff assignments, including that of security director of the Bureau of Naval Weapons in the early 1960s.
In 1966, he was appointed chief of the Defense Logistics Agency's industrial security office. He retired from active duty a year later. He rejoined the agency as a civilian in 1973, and was named director of the security office in 1980. He retired from that post in July of this year.
Capt. Larsen was the recipient of a professionalism award from the National Classification Management Society.
He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Springfield.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen, and a daughter, Linda Larsen, both of Springfield, and a brother, Ralph, of Madera, Calif.