Stephen Jay "Steve" Larson
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Stephen J. Larson, a Farmers Insurance agent for 42 years and life-long resident of Sacramento, CA, passed away at the age of 70. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Dayna; his brothers, James and Stan Larson; his sister, Elizabeth Green (Larson); his step-children, Erik Tinseth, Christopher Tinseth and Stephanie (Tinseth) Wyman; and his grandchildren, Harrison and Malcolm Wyman. He is predeceased by his parents, Axel Larson and Shirley Gunsky (Jones). Steve was born in Sacramento on May 13,1950 to Axel and Shirley Larson. Once he graduated from Luther Burbank High School, Steve enlisted in the Army and successfully completed Ranger training. During his tour in Vietnam, Steve earned three bronze stars and one purple heart. He completed his service honorably in 1971, then attended Sacramento State University where he obtained his Bachelors degree in Sociology. Steve wanted to remain a Farmers Insurance agent for life, and he succeeded. He enjoyed working full-time (and more) with his staff, business associates, and clients. He made life-long friends through Farmers. He was involved in many charities by giving of his time and donations; Sac State, The Optimists and Sacramento Association of Realtors, to name just a few. He was voted 2019's Associate of the Year by SAR. Steve would be proud to know that the SAR is dedicating a scholarship to him in his name as a permanent addition to their scholarship tree for local college-bound students. In 2018, Steve was selected to attend Presidents Council, Farmers Insurance's high honor. In 1996 Steve met Dayna, they fell in love and in 1998 they married in a private ceremony in Cancun, Mexico. Steve also enjoyed traveling, BBQing and BBQ catering, the holidays, football, baseball, being a handyman, growing vegetables in the garden and spending time relaxing at his cabin on Lake Cobbosseecontee in Maine. He especially relished the time spent with his grandsons. Steve touched so many peoples' lives with his caring heart and great, dry sense of humor. He'll always be remembered as a loving husband and family man, as a friend, as a mentor, as a businessman and as a patriotic hero. He will be missed by all who knew him. Services for Steve are pending. Donations, if you desire, can be sent to: Sacramento Association of REALTORS® Scholarship Trust Or The Wounded Warrior Project

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Published in The Sacramento Bee on Sep. 20, 2020.
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October 27, 2020
I was Steve's first employee and Steve was my first boss. I would set the appointments and Steve would sell the insurance. He was a great boss, yet a better man. He was smart, generous and kind. I am so glad that I was able to see Steve several times in the past few years. He will be missed by many.
Much love,
Karen Kosek
Karen Kosek
October 11, 2020
I met Steve in 2004 as a business neighbor to him where I had my Land Park Limousine warehouse. He was a wonderful man. He always had time to talk and we would discuss life's issues weekly. He will be missed by all. My sincere condolences to Dayna and family..........
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
May he Rest in Peace....
Alan Johnson

Alan O Johnson
October 5, 2020
Rest in power and peace. Steve was my insurance agent for over 30 years. My prayers are with the family. God Bless!!
Terri Turner
October 5, 2020
I send my dearest condolences to the family and all the staff at Farmers. I appreciate the staff letting the people know. No words can describe the loss everyone is experiencing. I just would like to send my condolences to everyone as they go through this process of healing. He has left a powerful legacy and will never be forgotten.
Rosa MonroeDuran
Farmers Customer
Rosa MonroeDuran
October 5, 2020
What a wonderful person, you will be missed. We love you Steve. Go niners..........
Jay & Darlene Dalke
October 5, 2020
He had a great sense of humor. I'm not sure how, but, he made insurance fun. He will be missed.
Karen Velosa
September 20, 2020
Steve as a wonderful mentor to me. I will miss him dearly
Amy Michel Bahm
September 20, 2020
Thank you for everything, Steve! Your knowledge, training, humor, politics, and sense of charity to only name a few. Have fun in your next journey, I hope there’s an awesome party up there.
Cristi Rodda
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