Gary R. Larson, 79, Fargo, passed away Monday, August 1 at Evergreens Assisted Living, Moorhead MN.

Gary R. Larson was born in Kloten, N.D. to Norwegian Parents, Alma (Jacobson) Larson and Ludvig Larson. Gary graduated from Kloten High School and enlisted in the Navy. He served in the Korean War until 1953 when he was honorably discharged. He married his wife Irma (Olson) Larson on Nov 5, 1955 in Lakota. They lived in Kloten, N.D. a short time before they moved to Wahpeton for 2 years where Gary attended school. They moved to Mankato, M.N. and then to Minot, N.D. where Gary worked as a firefighter for the Air Force. In 1975, Gary received a Command Civilian Award for Valor from the department of the Air Force. They lived in Minot from 1959-1963. They were transferred to Guam and later returned to Minot where they lived until 1980. They then moved to Kloten where they lived until 1986 when they moved to Fargo.

Gary is survived by his 3 children, Rory (Kim) Larson, Omaha NE, Kelly Mork, Rothsay MN, Jan (Noel) Gehrke, Kloten ND, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, wife Irma, step-son, Randy, and sister, Gloria.

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  1. Stratford Ia. Dear family,
    I’m sorry to hear about your father. Although I did not know him, I knew Alma and Ludvig through my mom, Evangeline (Galde) Rinehart. We stayed at their house as kids, and I remember how nice Alma was. I’m trying to remember how Mom was related to them, I think Alma was her first cousin. Correct me if I’m wrong. But I do recall they spoke Norwegian together and Mom (Lalla to her friends) always loved that as she grew up in Norway for ten years and went back on many occasions.
    Again, we wish our condolences to you all.
    I would like to meet Jan Gehrke as we will be staying in Sharon this next week two houses from the Lutheran church. The little white house on the corner with pretty trees. Please feel free to stop by, or call me, 515-371-1039.
    My mom is buried next to her dad, Ole Galde at Our Savior’s near Kloten.

  2. Aneta North Dakota
    Deepest Sympathy to all the Larson Family on loss of Gary. We all have suchgood memories of he and Irma. I will always remember his wit and good sence of humor, always with a smile and his “Good Grief”, statement whenever he was just joshing you..about something.God bless his memory.

  3. Horace ND
    Sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. I have many fond memories of Gary and Irma visiting the farm. Our condolences to the family.

  4. The entire PTC Signal Group under Steve Williams would like to express our deepest sympathy to Rory and Mr. Larson’s family. Wishing you all well and good wishes.

  5. Kloten ND
    We were saddened to hear of Gary’s death and would like to express our sympathy to the whole Larson family. We have many good memories of our times as next door neighbors of Gary and Irma here in Kloten. Nick, Brad and Elizabeth.

  6. My grandparents Gary n Irma took me n my brother in when we were young I miss them every day I miss their laugh n grandma would always end it with ahh so dumb I miss it and Judy nailed it on grandpa joshing you grandpa had a lot of great stories n knowledge I can still hear them ! We all loved them so very much ! I hope to see them again some day in the next life and go fishing with my grandpa ! Miss them both

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