Gerald Larsen

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Gerald LarsenGerald “Jerry” Guy Larsen, age 87 of Redwood Falls, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls.  Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 8 at Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls.  Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7 at the funeral home.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday.  Interment will be in the Redwood Falls Cemetery at a later date.  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gerald “Jerry” Guy Larsen was born November 8, 1931 to Carl and Eva (Wickwire) Larsen in Milroy, Minnesota.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.  Jerry graduated from Redwood Falls High School in 1950.  He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1952.  Jerry was united in marriage to Donna Carity in 1953 and to this union two children were born, Michael and Ruth.  In 1961, Jerry married Susan Symes and together they had two children, Robert and Rachel.  He surveyed land for the highway department and loved working outside.  Jerry was a member and previous commander of the Redwood Falls American Legion.  He loved gardening and working with pigs and chickens on his hobby farm. He was a hard worker and enjoyed deer hunting. Jerry never complained when his health was failing.  He was a very selfless person, a wonderful father and friend to many.

Gerald is survived by his former wife Susan; children: Michael (Lori) Larsen, Ruth (Marty) Moreno, Robert (Michelle) Larsen, and Rachel (Brian) Anderson; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; nephew Dean (Linda) Leenerts; many nieces and nephews; and siblings: Letha Becker, Molly Schefus, Sharon Timgren and Allan Larsen. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Ronald Larsen and sister Linda Evans.

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  1. Terry R Marguth says

    I am very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a good friend for so many ears. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, RIP my friend.

  2. Janice Heintz says

    Thoughts of hugs and sadness to all feeling his loss.

    Janice, Joe, Chris Heintz

  3. Bob & Rachel,
    I’m very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Kim (March) Allex

  4. Rachel and David Gayken says

    Bob and Hayley, may God bless you and your families. May you find solice in knowing you father and grandpa is now wrapped in the wings of Gods heavenly Angels.

  5. amy spaeth says

    sorry for your loss

  6. Larry Anderson says

    i was filled with sadness to hear of Jerrys passing . He will be missed by so many. I will always remember how welcoming he was when he was at Brian and Rachels he loved to talk baseball with me. My thoughts and prays to all his loving family. May the lord be with you in these trying times .

  7. Lori. Duscher says

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you. Lori duscher and family

  8. Paula Kirkpatrick says

    We were very sorry to hear about your father, Rachel. May God give you and your family comfort, strength, peace, and precious memories.

  9. Dick and Joyce Neyers says

    Larsen family:
    Sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Our condolences go out to all of your family. Jerry was a great and fun loving person. Dick will always remember all the breakfasts he had at his place.

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