Robert Larson

robert larson
Robert Allen Larson, 86, Edgeley, ND, passed away on Tuesday, December 24th, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota, with his beloved wife, Margaret, by his side. Bob was born in LaMoure, ND to parents Alfred and Neva (Muir). Bob attended a rural one room school and later graduated from LaMoure High School in 1952. Bob married Margaret Adams on July 26th, 1953. They moved to Edgeley, ND raised seven children there. He was employed by the LaMoure Soil Conservation District (SCD) until he enlisted in the Army for two years during the Korean War. He spent the majority of his tour of duty in France. Upon his return, he continued working for the SCD until he entered a trucking business followed by several years running his own construction company, Larson Excavating. After he retired, he farmed and ranched. He was active in the Transfiguration Catholic Church, in Edgeley and was also a member of Knights of Columbus. Bob was a proud member of the American Legion for over 60 years. Bob was known as a kind and caring man. He enjoyed visiting with friends and family and meeting new people. Bob was known for his sense of humor and storytelling. Often his stories passed on life lessons. He was always willing to help a neighbor, whether it be with tools, his hands, or a listening ear. He enjoyed watching western movies when he wasn’t busy tending the horses, cattle, and other animals on the farm. He had a love and respect for animals large and small. There was never a horse, cat, or dog that he didn’t stop to pet or whisper in their ear. Bob is survived by his wife of 66 years, Margaret; children Linda (Andy) Lindberg of St. Paul, MN; Barbara (Wayne) Buss of Yankton, SD; Richard (Maribeth) Larson of Fayetteville, GA; Edward (Loni) Larson of Fargo, ND; Mary Beth Korth of Davenport, FL,; and Donald (Bonnie) Larson of Sanborn, ND. He is also survived by one sister, Gayle (Larry) Schuck, Bismarck, ND; several nieces and nephews; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents; daughter Dr. Joanne Larson; brothers Jerry and Glen; sisters Mary Jean, Donna and Evelyn; infant great granddaughter, Zoey, and son-in-law, Larry Korth. He appreciated the excellent care he received from the Veterans Administration, in Jamestown and in Fargo, ND.

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  1. So sorry for your loss! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers! What a wonderful and full life he lived. We hope you will take comfort in your wonderful memories of him.

  2. I worked with Bob in Wisconsin many years ago working together he did the underground for Aerial Const.and I and my crew did the overhead telephone we also worked for Aerial Const.We drink a few beers together and lots of cheese.we rode a number of times together back to Fargo. We had a lot of good stories told in the bar probably some true but a lot of just bullshit. He was such a nice person,I think he would help any soul in trouble give the shirt off his back if that was all he owned.I think we got to be close friends and when Pete Biegler and Gene Hehr came to work for us at Cass County Electric They knew him very well to.Thoughts and Prayers go out to his family at this sad time. Rest In Peace My Brother In The Arms Of God Forever, Sleep well my friend in eternity. Bert R Hanson

  3. Richard, Maribeth, and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing a father and grandfather is difficult, however thoughts and talks of his accomplishments and humorous stories can help the family and keep him in your heart.
    Grandchildren love to hear stories about Grandpa that Grandma might not even know about.

    One of our favorite stories for our younger generation was when my brother and sisters and I were with Dad near a field waiting in Grandma’s little Dodge Dart. I remember he and Calvin and/ or boys were doing something with machinery. Dad came to me and said I could drive the car “home” with my siblings. It was summer and I was no more than 11. He showed me 2 gears and said I didn’t need the third. I drove to Sanborn, but Dad meant Grandma’s, his old “home”. There’s more to the story and I’ll tell you the next time I see you.

    I hope that little story gave you some ideas or just took your mind off everything for a few minutes.
    Take care and with lots of love
    Debb Lettenmaier

  4. Margaret and family,
    So sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. I’m sure he and Dad are sharing stories of their escapades as kids on the North Dakota prairies. It was so lovely of you and Bobby to stop by and see Mom when you were in Kansas City. We love you!

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