February 10, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
February 10, 2016
- 2:00 PM
February 11, 2016
- 10:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior
February 12, 2016
- 1:00 PM
Dennis W. Larson, 84, Fargo, ND died on February 7, 2016 at Villa Maria in Fargo following a 3 year battle with cancer. He was born on January 21, 1932 near Maddock, ND to Lars and Nannie (Iverson) Larson. He graduated from Fessenden High School.
Dennis enlisted in the National Guard, and in 1951 he was activated and selected to serve as a member of the 164th Infantry in Korea. On September 28, 1952 he was honorably discharged and returned to North Dakota to finish his education at North Dakota Agriculture College (NDSU). Dennis remained an avid Bison fan throughout his life.
On December 11, 1955 he was united in marriage to Violet Olson in Sheyenne, ND.
Dennis served as County Supervisor for FmHA in Lakota, Cooperstown, and New Rockford, before becoming District Director in Devils Lake. He retired from that position in 1987 but continued to work as a consultant for various banks until officially retiring in 2000 when he moved to Fargo.
Dennis was a proud military man and active as a commander in the American Legion. He also believed in community service and worked with many organizations such as the volunteer fire department, selective service board, and March of Dimes. Dennis also served as a scout master, president of the golf course, as well as secretary and president of First Lutheran Church in New Rockford.
Dennis enjoyed golfing, bowling, working out in the fitness center, and playing cards, especially pinochle. He greatly enjoyed the time he spent with his family and loved attending the sporting events of his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Violet; and children, Donette (Wynn) Rasmussen, Jamestown; Douglas (Kathy), Minot; Cindy (Mark) Swanson, Cando; Brenda (Clyde) Smestad, West Fargo; Kevin (Becky), Cambridge, MN; and Robert (Susan), Woodinville, WA; grandchildren, Nick, Molly, and Logan Rasmussen; Seth, Erik, and Leif Larson; Samantha, Shawn, Matthew, and Jeni Swanson; Adam and Alex Smestad; Dylan and Anika Larson; Jonah, Casey, and Trevor Larson; 4 great-grandchildren; siblings, Dorothy (Bill) Woll, Ernest Larson, and Violet Springer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Lloyd, Edith, Leo, Raymond, Alice, and infant brother, Sherman.