Age 80, of Elk River. Passed away on June 15, 2020.
He was born in St. Paul, MN on June 12, 1940 and graduated from St. Paul Murray High School in 1958. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1958 and served as a radio teletype operator (morse code) with the 1st Missile Battalion 333rd Artillery Regiment (PGM-11 Redstone) in Bad Kreuznach, West Germany (FRG) until 1961. After returning home from his military service he played guitar in a band called, The 3 Mistakes. He also worked for Gould National Batteries before following in his father’s footsteps to work for Ford Motor Co. at the Twin Cities Assembly Plant.
He married his first wife Janice in 1962. They were married for 23 years until she passed away in 1985. He was later introduced to Joan by her sister Linda. David and Joan got married in 1989 and were married for over 30 years.
He retired from Ford Motor Co. as an inspector in 1999 after 35 years of hard work and dedication. He spent his retirement years enjoying the things he always did. Family, fishing and baseball with a trip or two to the casino mixed in. He is and will always be deeply missed. May he rest in peace.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Knight and Marian; first wife, Janice (Huntley) Larson; brother, Robert Larson; sister, Jeanne (Jerry) Ficocello.
David is survived by his wife of 30 years, Joan (Dyson); children, David (April) Larson of Ramsey, MN, Nancy (Claude) Dobbins of Ogilvie, MN, Lynn (Dana) Dusing of North Branch, MN; stepsons, David (Joette) Nelson of Shreveport, LA and Michael (Kathy) Nelson of St. Paul, MN; grandchildren, Ashley, Taylor, Alyssa, Tom and Nick; sister, Janice (Roger) Larson of Chandler, AZ; sister-in-law, Laurie Larson of Mesa, AZ; in-laws, Karen and Laurence Ludvik, Linda and Rich Willaert, Robin and Bill Sauerwein; beloved pet, Lola; many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Memorial service will be at 11AM on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Dare’s Funeral Home, 805 Main Street Northwest, Elk River, with visitation starting at 10AM.
Interment to be held at 2PM on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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