Donald Ellis Larson

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Donald Ellis Larson

Death 22 Jan 2020 (aged 93)
Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Plot 104
Memorial ID 206456412 · View Source
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Donald E. Larson, 93 of Adams, Minnesota, passed away at the Cedar Court Apartments on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Donald Ellis Larson was born on May 8, 1926 to Hogan and Mabel (Viste) Larson. He attended school in Adams and Elkton, Minnesota and graduated from Rose Creek High School in 1944. After graduation Don joined the United States Navy in the fall of 1944. He was stationed in California during his two year tour.

Following his honorable discharge from the Navy in October of 1946, Don visited a friend in Kansas. It was there he met the love of his life, Norma Van Meter. They were married April 6, 1947. Don worked for Western Electric until 1950 when he and Norma moved to Minnesota to farm. He farmed in Mower County for 37 years and worked part time for ASC for 40 years. Don was on the Board of the Stacyville Co-op for 13 years and was on the FMHA Committee for 4 years. He was a member of Little Cedar Lutheran Church where he served as a deacon and was on the church council. Don was a proud member of the Adams American Legion Post 146, and served as Post Commander in 1955. One of his happiest experiences was to be a part of an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. in 2008. He has always been a sports fan and attended many of the Southland sporting events.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma; parents; siblings, Paul, Willard, and Ruth.

Don is survived by his two children, son Randy (Becky) Larson, Bloomington, Minnesota, and daughter Janet (Tom) Perreault, Grand Junction, Colorado; five grandchildren, Michael (Karen) Larson, Kristopher Johnson, Chad (Erin Shea) Larson, Heather (David) Hays, and Jenna (Henry) Nicholls; six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm on Monday, January 27th at Little Cedar Lutheran Church with Reverend Jeremy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Little Cedar Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday afternoon from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm prior to the service, at church. The Larson Family prefers memorials to the Little Cedar Lutheran Church , or the Parkinson’s Foundation. Adams Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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  • Added: 22 Jan 2020
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Donald Ellis Larson (8 May 1926–22 Jan 2020), Find a Grave Memorial no. 206456412, citing Little Cedar Cemetery, Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Janet Stephenson (contributor 46853083) .