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.