December 21, 1929 ~ November 8, 2020
LeMar Glen Larson, age 90, Fargo, ND, died Sunday, November 8th, 2020 at Sanford Hospital surrounded by family.
LeMar was born December 21, 1929, to Levi and Gladys (Bakko) Larson in Fargo, ND. He attended elementary school and high school in Walcott, ND. LeMar worked alongside his father, Levi and Uncle Lloyd Larson at their farms in Walcott township. LeMar was inducted into the US Army on January 24th 1952. He was stationed in Germany while serving during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Judith Heglie at South Pleasant Church, ND, on August 20, 1952.
LeMar was honorably discharged from the military in 1953 at which time they moved to the family farm in Richland County near Walcott, ND and farmed together until 1997. In addition to farming LeMar had a passion for caring of animals including his livestock of cattle, hogs, horses and the family German Shepherds. During the winter months he drove semi-trucks for the Rustad Trucking Company out of Kindred, ND. After retiring from farming, he and Judy worked together for several years at Baker Nursery in Fargo where they were able to continue their love for tending to plants. Le Mar especially enjoyed his time at Baker being part of the the landscaping team on multiple projects throughout the Fargo–Moorhead area.
Le Mar was a member of Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church in Walcott. He was actively involved in Lutheran Brotherhood and served decades on the “potato crew” for the annual Walcott Lutheran Lutefisk Supper.
He was a dedicated member of American Legion Post #166. For many years he was the Sergeant-at-Arms for the Honor Guard and considered it a privilege and honor to recognize his brethren that gave their lives to serve our country. Le Mar also enjoyed cooking, hunting, gardening and photography. LeMar was so proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and cherished family gatherings with them where he would often serve his famous barbeque ribs.
Le Mar is survived by his children: Debra Altman of McKinney, TX, Michael (Lori) Larson of Horace, ND, Patrice (Steven) Schumacher of Plymouth, MN, Darci (Bryan) Doneff of Minnetonka, MN; grandchildren: Lt. Col. Scott (Stacie) Tyley of Round Hill, VA, Meghan (Wesley) Davidson of Dallas, TX, Jessica (Brent) Torgerson of West Fargo, ND, Brett Larson of Walcott, ND, Lyndsay (Scott) Lynch of Newport Beach, CA, Bridget Schumacher of Newport Coast, CA, Alec (Erin) Schumacher of Forest, VA, Brittney (Nicholas) Johnson of Lakeville, MN, Jacqueline Doneff of St. Lois Park, MN; great grandchildren: Levi, Layla, Leighton and Lane Tyley, Brody and Braxton Torgerson, Carson and Cora Lynch, Annabelle and Ruthie Schumacher; sister: Elaine (Harlan) Boyer, Fargo, ND and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Judith and his parents, and Father and Mother-in-law, Albert & Minnie Heglie.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Sheperd of the Prairie Lutheran Church, Walcott Cemetery Fund or your charity of choice. The family would like to thank LeMar’s caregivers at Edgewood Vista, CHI of Fargo and the staff at Sanford Hospital during these unprecedented times.
A private funeral is planned for Sunday, November 15th. The family is looking forward to having a memorial service in the spring of 2021 to honor the memory of both of their loving parents. To sign the online guestbook, please go to www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.