Funeral Services were held Dec. 8, 2011, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth. The Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.
Donald was born Feb. 17, 1918, in Bricelyn, the son of Arndt and Julia (Bottelson) Larson. He was raised in the Bricelyn area where he attended schools. He served on the Civilian conservation Corps. He was married to Dorothea Simms on Jan. 18, 1942, in Albert Lea. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. In 1950 they moved to Brush Creek where he opened his own business, Larson’s Mobile Service. In 1968, they moved to Blue Earth. After retirement they enjoyed traveling the country in their mobile home. Don loved to play cards, chess, checkers and watch old western movies. He resided at New Life Manor in Blue Earth before moving to Minnetonka.
Donald is survived by his children, Steven (Joan) Larson, of Maple Grove, Julie (Ray) Rhoda, of Blue Earth, Timothy (Linda) Larson, of Chaska, Randall Larson, of Eden Prairie, Douglas Larson, of Glenwood, Scott (Cindy) Larson, of Oklahoma, Jon Larson, of Minnetonka, Charles Larson, of Fond Du Lac, Wis., Cory Larson, of St. Paul, and Bradley Larson, of Alabama; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothea, in 1990; three brothers; and seven sisters.
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Donald E. Larson