Glenn Larson


Glenn LarsonGlenn Larson age 63 of Balaton passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 at his home.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Victory Christian Church in Balaton.  Visitation is 5:00 -8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church with a prayer service and time of sharing memories at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday.  Burial is in Zion Cemetery, rural Balaton.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Glenn Everette Larson was born August 31, 1952 to Floyd and Joyce Larson, who raised Glenn and his sister, Loretta, in a Christian home.  Glenn was taught the Bible and the Love of God by his parents, grandparents, aunts, and many devoted Sunday School teachers at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Balaton.  At the age of 13, Glenn accepted the work done by Jesus Christ on the cross and committed his life to Christ at a Billy Graham movie altar call.  He graduated from Balaton High School in 1970, then moved to Jackson to attend vocational school plumbing class; he graduated in 1971.  In the fall of 1970, he met the love of his life, Karen Rowe, and they were married in August 1973.  Their love was deep and truly God made the two of them one.  Glenn and Karen lived and worked in the Jackson, MN/Spirit Lake, IA area where Glenn worked as a master plumber with several attempts at business in that area.  In 1981 they moved to Balaton and started and successfully operated Glenn Larson Plumbing and Repair.  That business was later dissolved to focus his attention on their new adventure, Enviro Pump Plus Inc.  That business continues today.  Glenn’s love for the Lord continued in and through Victory Christian Church radiating to his wife, children, grandchildren, family, friends, and the church.  He loved working with his hands and could make or do almost anything.  He loved making something new out of recycled, reclaimed, and repurposed material.  Glenn’s words of wisdom to the future generations would be to commit to the Lord, Love the Lord, and dream big because we serve a big God who is full of love and is always able to do great things.

Glenn is survived by his wife Karen of over 42 years of marriage; children: Jessica and Keith Whitmore of Douglassville, PA, Elizabeth and Christopher Hoff of Balaton, and Joshua “Gunnar” and Sara Larson of Brooklyn, NY; five grandchildren: Korrigan and Cade Whitmore, Willow, Bella, and “Little Acorn” Hoff due in July, and Ihlen Larson; father Floyd Larson of Balaton; sister Loretta (David) Aljoe of Bloomington; sister-in-law Nancy Rowe and Lem Genovese of LaCrosse, WI; brother-in-law Jim (Glenda) Rowe of Jackson; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  He is preceded in death by his mother Joyce Larson, grandson Aidan Whitmore, and father and mother-in-law Bud and Bertha Rowe.  Blessed be his memory and blessed be the inheritance to his family of his love and devotion to Jesus Christ.  Glory to God in life and death.


  1. Verlin Ritchie says

    Karen, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  2. Fran Whitmore says

    Dear family , my heart grieves with you over the home going of Glenn. I know he will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him. I am so thankful we have the hope of seeing him again. Heaven keeps getting sweeter and sweeter. I love you and you are in my thoughts and prayers . Love Fran

  3. Cheryl Meulebroeck says

    Karen and Family, So sorry to hear of Glens passing our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time,

    Doug and Cheryl. Meulebroeck

  4. Lori Swift says

    Prayers for Family will continue…
    Glenn lived his life well Faith n Family
    You each have been blessed

  5. The Harris Family says

    Our condolences, I am glad to have had the privilege to meet and know Mr. Larson and spent some time with him at various get togethers. He was a kind-hearted man. We will be keeping Karen and the rest of the family in our prayers.

  6. Stacy Johnson-Watring says

    Prayers to all the Larson family! Many great memories of our times at Zion, Floyd/Joyce’s house and Glenn/Karen’s house too. Trick-or-Treating from neighbors house to neighbors house back when we were still on the farm.

  7. Cindy Logue says

    Our thoughts and prayers to your family. With sympathy and love. The Logue Family

  8. Dee Dee & Bruce Garrels says

    Sending our thoughts & prayers to Karen and the families.

  9. Erin Holvoet says

    Dear Jessica, Keith, Kory & Cade…and all the Larson family — I am praying you all sense God’s overwhelming love and comfort in the coming days. “As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.” Psalm 18:30 Love & prayers from Erin, Kristian, Eli & Sam

  10. Linda Rae Nelson says

    You have my sincere sympathy Karen and family. He was a wonderful man!!
    Linda Rae Nelson

  11. Terri Miller says

    I’m so very sorry to hear about Glenn. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  12. Lezlie Landgren Amela says

    Karen and girls, was so sad to hear of Glen’s passing. I have many fun memories of you all. Prayers for the family! Love you

  13. Lorette Danielowski says

    Karen and family – we have lost a great man here on earth! Glenn was a godly example, always encouraging others in the faith. So sorry for your loss but what encouragement to know he is fully healed enjoying all heaven has. Know my prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Patty Kirk-Seymour says

    Prayers to the Larson family

  15. Larry and Lorraine Meier says

    Our deepest sympathy to Karen and all of the families concerned. Glenn was a very special person, always friendly ,happy and rejoicing in the Lord! He and Karen have been wonderful to me and Larry whenever we visited! He will be greatly missed by us! He has left a beautiful legacy of faith and family, and praise the Lord, no more pain! Love and prayers

  16. Tri-County Chiropractic of Douglassville says

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for your family!

  17. Nick Kissner says


    Very sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing but knowing of his love and faith in his Lord should make us joyous, for him.
    Although I only had the occasion to meet with Glen a few times, he left a lasting and meaningful impression on myself and also Gene and Eileen, as you well know. I am so glad I had the opportunity to visit with you and Glenn, last week.


  18. Bob and Kim Renemans and family says

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of such a loving and kind man. I know he will be missed greatly. I’m so sorry about your loss. Our deepest dympathy and our prayers are with the family.

  19. George and Mari Bowman says

    So sorry for your loss were wonderful neighbors.prayers and deepest sympathy to you and your family

  20. Gary & Barbara Kalass says

    Karen & Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and the days to come. May god hold you all close and comfort you. Glenn was a wonderful person to all he met. Remember the good times and may they be of comfort.

  21. Patty and Randy Groff says

    Today we celebrate the life of a great man who simply was infectious with happiness and a love for the Lord. Glenn Larson you will be greatly missed here on earth but I do know there is a big party in heaven celebrating your arrival. My prayers to Karen and family!

  22. Steve and Roxine Mollema says

    Karen and family: So sorry to hear about Glenn! He truly lived the life that God intended! His love for Jesus shown thru him. Prayers for all of you.

  23. Jon & Doreen Hamann says

    Karen and family, sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s Peace and Love comfort you at this time, until you all meet again.

  24. Mike & Rosanne Sloan says

    Karen and family, we are so sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. Having grown up with Glenn, I know what a kind, caring and loving person he was. Our memories of him will last for generations as his Christian values have certainly been an inspiration to so many people.

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