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“Brenda- Our thought and prayers are with you and your family. We got to know you through motorcycling and both of you made it very enjoyable! ”
1 of 46 | Posted by: Scott and Faith Bergemann

“Brenda, our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Dick was a great fellow who kept everyone in good spirits! He will be missed by all. ”
2 of 46 | Posted by: Pete & Nancy Kruse - AZ

“Brenda and family: Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
3 of 46 | Posted by: Bob & Pat Meyer - Mesa, AZ

“We will miss you Big Dick, will always think of you with and your funny apron on... Bless you Brenda. ”
4 of 46 | Posted by: Larry & Marylou Lakers - IA

“Dear Brenda, I can't believe it about Dick. We're so sorry. He was only a few months older than me. And we've both been married a long time. We...Read More »
5 of 46 | Posted by: Mark & Ilona Stewart - MI

“We are so sorry, Brenda. Prayers to you and your family. Dick was a great guy and full of life and will be so missed. Hugs...Carol and Dick ”
6 of 46 | Posted by: Rudeen's - Davenport, IA

“We are so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. He will certainly be missed at Cannon Falls campground. A great guy he was. May all your good memories...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: Kathy Monnens - Prior Lake, MN

“Dick's family, I share your grief,so sorry to hear the sad news. I'll keep him and his family in my prayers. Russ class of 61 ”
8 of 46 | Posted by: russ nelson - howard city, MI

“So sorry for your loss ”
9 of 46 | Posted by: Dick & Judy Bistodeau - MI

“Thinking of you Brenda and wishing you the peace to get through this sad time. Remembering all the fun and crazy laughs we had. Love you. ”
10 of 46 | Posted by: Katie & Randy Overby Cannon Falls

“Dearest Brenda, and kids! I was so sad to hear of your loss! Please accept our sincere sympathy! Please keep in contact! Bruno was...Read More »
11 of 46 | Posted by: ValRae Lenius - Canyon Lake,, TX

“Brenda, You and your family are in my prayers. We had so much fun planning one of the class reunions. You were a fun couple to be around. Now Dick...Read More »
12 of 46 | Posted by: Margene Benson - Cannon Falls, MN

“Brenda, So sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you. ”
13 of 46 | Posted by: Greg,Mert Luger Miller - MN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time, I am sorry that we didn't get to see you this past week. God bless you all. We...Read More »
14 of 46 | Posted by: Chuck and Diane Grabow - Red Wing, MN

“Thanks for all the years of knowing you. ”
15 of 46 | Posted by: lance & Sharon Isenberg - AZ

“Brenda & Family, Our sincere sympathy and prayers go out to all of you. May the wonderful memories you shared together comfort you. ”
16 of 46 | Posted by: Patty & Russell Zimmerman - MN

“Love and Prayers to you and your family ”
17 of 46 | Posted by: Don & Sherry Larson - Zimmerman, MN

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Dick. Brenda our hearts & thoughts are with you and your family. Dick was always fun to be around. He will be...Read More »
18 of 46 | Posted by: Dennis & Deb Nerud - Byron, MN

“Dear Brenda,Eric and Jarid - We are so sorry for your loss. Dick was such a wonderful guy and so much fun to be around; the neighborhood hasn't been...Read More »
19 of 46 | Posted by: Dick and Nancy Busiahn - MN

“So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Brenda and your family during this time. We will miss him dearly and his...Read More »
20 of 46 | Posted by: Randy and Lenny Olson - Buffalo, MN

“Brenda, Eric, Jared and Rachel, Our deepest sympathy goes to your family on the loss of you family member, Dick. May all your memories be held in...Read More »
21 of 46 | Posted by: Greg and Lisa Miller - MN

“Brenda & family, We are so sorry for your loss. Dick was just a wonderful person, such fun and a friend to everyone he met. You all are in our...Read More »
22 of 46 | Posted by: Connie VanGuilder Waaver - Peoria, AZ

“Brenda, Eric, Jarid. Sorry for your loss. We are losing a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
23 of 46 | Posted by: Jay Sjoblom - Cannon Falls, MN

“So sorry for your loss Brenda. Dick was a very special person who was liked by everyone he met. We will all miss him, but someday we will all be...Read More »
24 of 46 | Posted by: Kevin & Connie Eggum - MN

“Brenda and family: So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. You all have my sympathy and know I am thinking of you. It is a hard thing to go through...Read More »
25 of 46 | Posted by: Char (Schramske) Mercer - Byron, MN

“Brenda and sons we send our prayer to you. Brenda remeber all the fun times we had at the club house and all the fun dancing. Take care and God Bless...Read More »
26 of 46 | Posted by: Judy and Roger Wiemann - Belmond, IA

“Oh Brenda, Our hearts are so sad with Dick's passing. We always enjoyed the time spent with you when we all lived up in Cedar Hills. Rest in peace...Read More »
27 of 46 | Posted by: Brett and Lydell Reinardy

“We are soooo sorry for this news of Dick, Brenda we love both of you soo much.. we wish we were there, our hearts and prayers are with you an your...Read More »
28 of 46 | Posted by: DAVID AN BONNIE WILLIAMS - AZ

“Brenda,Eric & Jared we are so sorry for your loss !, Dick was a good man and good friend he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
29 of 46 | Posted by: Dale & Tami DeVries - Hastings, MN

“God bless you Richard Jim and Diane Larson Lake Havasu City ”
30 of 46 | Posted by: Jim - Lake Havasu City, AZ

“My condolences to Brenda and the famiily. Dick was a very good man and a good friend since the day I met Dick and Brenda I've always looked forward...Read More »
31 of 46 | Posted by: Scott Henry - Faribault, MN

“Brenda & family, It is always hard to lose someone close to you. Dick was close to almost everyone he came in contact with. You will always have...Read More »
32 of 46 | Posted by: Ann & Bill Sylvander - Hastings

“Brenda, Eric, Jarid, and Rachel, You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband and father. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and...Read More »
33 of 46 | Posted by: Dianne Knowlton - Cannon Falls, MN

“Many memories of Dick. I'll always remember his one-liners "hit me if you can find an opening" and "feeling froggy?" He also had the most memorable...Read More »
34 of 46 | Posted by: Bruce Flaten - Cannon Falls, MN

“Words can describe the feelings we have. You provided us with so many great memories to our entire family. You will always be remembered and...Read More »
35 of 46 | Posted by: Jason, Nandi and Kennedy - MN

“So sorry to hear of Richard's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lawrence and DiAnn...Read More »
36 of 46 | Posted by: diann johnson - cannon falls, MN

“Dick was one of the first pipefitters that I worked with. He was fun, funny and a very talented mechanic. I'm very sad to hear of his passing Ben...Read More »
37 of 46 | Posted by: Ben Dye - Montrose, MN

“Steve and I are thinking about you all. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace! ”
38 of 46 | Posted by: Kris and Steve Bodette

“Brenda and Boys I'm so sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of "Dickey" while growing up that I will hold in my heart forever!!...Read More »
39 of 46 | Posted by: Denee Johnson - Cannon Falls, MN

“Brenda&Family: We all knew it was only a matter of time before God put his arms around Dick and said come ride with me. It doesn't make it any easier...Read More »
40 of 46 | Posted by: Shirley& John Miller

“Brenda and family, I am so sorry to hear of Dick's unexpected death. He had such a kind, caring soul and will be missed by so many. Please know that...Read More »
41 of 46 | Posted by: Nina Pagel - Cannon Falls, MN

“Brenda and Family You have our deepest sympathy on your loss . We will be praying for you. Kathy and Ricch ”
42 of 46 | Posted by: Richard & Kathy Shorter - MN

“Brenda, Eric and Jarid, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Dick. He is having a comedy show already upstairs. Keep your spirits high and...Read More »
43 of 46 | Posted by: Joel Zimmerman Jr - CF, MN

“So sorry to hear the news of your loss. I am fortunate to of known Dick and to of ridden with him on something he truly lived for. Sturgis will not...Read More »
44 of 46 | Posted by: John and Brenda Graber - MN

“Brenda, I'm so very sorry to hear about Dick. God, must be planning one heck of a Harley Ride that your very best friend/husband was given angle...Read More »
45 of 46 | Posted by: Susan Duckett Boeck - Fort Wayne, IN

“It's a sad day when we lose a loved one. Dick will be missed dearly and remembered fondly. Our condolences to you Brenda, Eric, Jarid & Rachel. ”
46 of 46 | Posted by: Marlene & Dave Kokkeler - MN


Richard Edwin "Dick" Larson, age 69 of Cannon Falls, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, May 21, 2013 at his home. Dick was born on June 17, 1943 in Minneapolis, MN the son of Edwin and Lillian (Hendrickson) Larson. He graduated from Cannon Falls High School in 1961 and went on to serve with the US Navy on the USS Caloosahatchee until his honorable discharge in 1964. He married Brenda Hoffman on April 23, 1966 in Cannon Falls. He attended a 5 year apprenticeship program through the Minneapolis Pipefitters Local #539, and continued to work with Local #539 for 32 years until his retirement on July 1, 2001. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls. He was a member of the VFW Nelson Scofield Post #4452 and served as commander in 1977-78. He was also a member of the Kraft-Ostrom American Legion Post #142, Elks Lodge #845 in Red Wing, and Masonic Oriental Lodge #34. For many years he has been active in the Big Brother/Big Sister Organization, Faribault Harley Davidson Chapter, and Superstition Harley Davidson Chapter. He had also served on the Cannon Falls Township Planning Commission. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Brenda; two sons, Eric of Cannon Falls and Jarid (Rachel) of Zumbrota; granddaughter, Evelyn; nephews, Kevin and Scott Hilden, Tyler, Jacob and Lukas Hoffman; and nieces, Lynda (Ron) Smith and Kimberley Davlin. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marlene Hilden; niece, Leanne Hilden; and brothers-in-law, Wayne Hilden and Gary Hoffman. Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 24 at 11:00 a.m. at First English Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls. Interment with military honors will follow at the Cannon Falls Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Eric and Jarid Larson, Kevin Nerud, Ron Smith, Todd Jeppesen and Ken Anway. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 23 from 4-8 p.m., with a Masonic Service at 6:30 p.m., at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. There will also be visitation at church on Friday from 10-11 a.m. Memorials are preferred to Allina Hospice of Northfield and Mayo Clinic Cancer Research.

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