Gary Larson(1947 - 2014)

Gary L. Larson, 66


July 7, 1947 - March 2, 2014

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids for Gary L. Larson, age 66, who passed away Sunday at Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia. Rev. Robert Harren will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church. Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.

Gary was born July 7, 1947 in St. Cloud to Duane & Evelyn (Deppa) Larson and grew up in the Foley area. He married Sandy Cruser on Aug. 21, 1970 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. They lived in the Sauk Rapids/St. Cloud area prior to moving to Milaca in 1987. Gary was the editor of the Mille Lacs County Times and was the former sports editor of the St. Cloud Times. Gary was a humble, generous, thoughtful, quick witted person with a great sense of humor. He was a Grand Marshall of the Milaca Parade and was very involved in the activities of the community of Milaca. He will be remembered as an icon in sports history in Milaca both for his writing and photography. Gary was a proud father, grandfather, uncle and friend who rarely missed an opportunity to make himself available.

Survivors include his wife, Sandy of Milaca; daughter and son, Andrea (Brad) Johnson of St. Cloud and Christopher (Danielle) Larson of Lake Worth, FL; brother and sisters, Jerry (Denise) Larson of Foley, Mary Kay (Mike) Mix of St. Cloud, Diane (Rob) Gohman of Clear Lake, and Karen Larson of Foley; and grandchildren, Kelsie, Cayden, Chloe, Cassie, Keira, Cavin, Katelynn. Gary was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Terry Larson.

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Funeral Home

Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
324 2nd Avenue South Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 251-1454

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Mar. 4, 2014