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David James Larson

Ames, Iowa

Nov 11, 1942 – Nov 14, 2017


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Stevens Memorial Chapel Obituary

David James Larson, 75, of Ames, died at Mary Greeley Hospital on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. A celebration of his life and a burial of cremated remains will be held in the spring of 2018. David Larson was born on November 11, 1942 in Riverside, California to Merle and Marjorie (LaBounty) Larson....

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I learned of Dave's passing some time ago but did not know about this page until just now. I shared an apartment with him, Lloyd Sorensoe and two others and we all became very close friends. I was very sad to hear of his passing last year and will surely miss his presence at the 50 year class reunion coming in October... Rest Easy Dave...we miss you

Kathy, Laura and Family
So very sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you and sending Prayers.

Our Condolences to your family during this difficult time. May all the wonderful memories stay in your hearts for years to come.

Laura, mom Katy how sorry I am and what sadness just think a few seconds about my dear dad David. You know that you have been very special for me in my life and for my family too. Fate made us join our paths at some time and that feeling of family in the distance is always with me. I am very sorry for the loss of dad, on behalf of all of us we send our deepest condolences and tell you that it will always be in my thoughts. Your Spanish daughter Monica will always love you. D.E.P.

I am sorry to hear of Dave's passing. It seems like yesterday that I met Dave as a classmate at ISU. Due to the intense nature of our studies, we became quite close as a class but David stands out as one of the most amiable and friendly classmates. I shared an apartment for 2 years with Dave and several other classmates, and went hunting at Kanawha on his family farm during week ends. I have so many good memories of Dave and the times that we spent together during the four years at ISU. ...

I worked with Dr. David at ISU. He always seemed to be happy. I was forever known to him as Madonna Smith, even though I had been married for 10 years as Madonna Lester. He made me smile even if he didn't know it (not just by the previous example). I have very fond memories of him. The photograph of him is very fitting. His kind soul will be missed. I am sorry for your loss.

I enjoyed getting to know Dave during his stay at Northridge Village. He was always so pleasant and so thankful for the littlest of things. I always enjoyed catching up with him and always looked forward to our chit chats. Know that you are in my heart and prayers.

Kathy, Laura, and family, I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. I will always remember the smile he had when his house was filled with all of us Campfire girls. I enjoyed how at home he made me feel when I would visit. Sending prayers and love.

Prayers to your family as you say farewell to this kind man. It was a pleasure to know him and to be in his company during his years working at the VDL. May the wonderful memories sustain you during this difficult time.