Sioux Falls. Craig Larson, age 56, died Wednesday, June 26, unexpectedly at his home in Sioux Falls, due to natural causes. His funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Fairview, SD. Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. Family will greet visitors from 5 to 7:00 p.m.
Craig was born November 20, 1956 in Canton, SD, to Arthur and Betty (Strand) Larson. He grew up on the farm and attended Fairview Center District # 83 country school. Craig graduated from Canton High School in 1975. While in school, he farmed with his father and worked at Farmers Elevator in Canton. He also helped his neighbor's farm and milked cows. Craig continued working at Harvest States Elevator and later became manager at elevators in Harrisburg, Viborg, and Hawarden. He most recently was district manager at Farmers Coop Elevator in Rock Valley. He enjoyed woodworking, electronic gadgetry, computers, and simulated flying. Craig took great pride in restoring his father's John Deere 70 tractor. Playing the piano in his younger years helped Craig develop a great love of piano music.
Craig is survived by his daughters, Jeni and Liz; several grandchildren; his mother, Betty; sisters, Sandra (Dan) Kearney, Sioux Falls, SD and Joni (Doug) Groskopf, Golden, CO; niece, Dani Tryhorn; aunts, Roma Larson and Velma Johnson, both of Lennox, SD; cousins, Faye Fossum, Canton, SD Carlyle Johnson, TX, Maynard Johnson, Lennox, SD, and Joel Johnson, CA; and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Art, and his nephew, Thomas "Tommy" Tryhorn. www.andersonandsonsfh.com