Donald R. Larson
August 20, 1931 – April 5, 2019
Donald Rae Larson, 87, passed away peacefully in his sleep April 5, 2019 at his home in Anoka, MN.
Born in Maddock, ND, Don was the son of Sigurd and Olga Larson. He graduated from Augsburg College He was employed as a paint chemist for over 40 years.
Don enjoyed teaching confirmation classes, coaching Bible quizzing, leading in Royal Rangers and many years as a greeter, most recently at Constance. He will be remembered as providing an example to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of what a Godly man, father and husband looks like. He has left a strong legacy.
Don will be deeply missed by his wife of 65 years Eunice (UC); sons Gary (Beth), Keith, Wayne (Brenda), Brad (Julie), Dan (Sandy), Mark (Jill); 19 grandchildren; Jeff (Grace) and Jon (Christy), Ryan (Megh), Brad and Patrick (Kendall), Josh, Caleb, Drew and Abby, Brandon (Kayla) and Brock (Katie), Jennifer (Josh), David, Nathan (Brianna) and Grant, Jes (Chris) and Nykeigh, Corey and Taylor; and 13 great-grandchildren; siblings Donna, Wally, Warren, Connie; and many other relatives and friends. Don is preceded in death by parents Sigurd, Olga and Gudrun; daughter Barbara Long; siblings Ordean and Shirley.
Contributions in Don's memory may be made to Global Fingerprints (EFCA Child sponsorship). Checks to: The Evangelical Free Church, 901 E 78th St Minneapolis, MN 55420 Attn: Don Larson Memorial Fund or online at give.efca.org with Don Larson in the designation box.
~Service of Remembrance~ 11AM, Thursday April 11, 2019 at Constance Free Church, 16150 Crosstown Blvd. NW, Andover, Minnesota Gathering of Family and Friends 1 hour prior to the service.
~Private Family Interment~
He is preceded in death by Parents, Sigurd, Olga and Gudrun; Daughter, Barbara Long; Siblings, Ordean and Shirley.
Survived by Wife of 65 years, Eunice "UC"; Sons, Gary (Beth), Keith, Wayne (Brenda), Brad (Julie), Dan (Sandy), Mark (Jill); Grandchildren, Jeff, Jon, Ryan, Brad, Patrick, Josh, Caleb, Drew, Abby, Jennifer, David, Nathan, Grant, Brandon, Brock, Jes, Nykeigh, Corey, Taylor; 14 Great-grandchildren; Siblings, Donna, Wally, Warren, Connie; many other Relatives and Friends
- Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, April 11, 2019
- Service of Remembrance Thursday, April 11, 2019