Kenneth H. Larson
Sunday, December 12, 1926
Date of Death:
Monday, November 5, 2018
91 years old
Kenneth H. Larson
Kenneth Harris Larson, age 91, of Rochester, passed away peacefully November 5, 2018 at Madonna Towers. He was Born on December 12, 1926 in Readstown, WI. He married Betty Jean Tainter on June 23, 1948 in Readstown.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Betty Tainter Larson; his parents, Ralph and Pearl Larson; twin brother, Keith Larson; brother, Don (and Audrey) Larson; son, Steve Larson; and grandson, Kurt Bristol.
He is survived by daughter, Susan (David) Bristol of Hugo, MN; son, Stewart Larson of Belgrade, MT; son, Stan (Michelle) Larson of Rochester; ten grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Kenneth was raised on a farm, was an ordained minister with ministries in WI, MO, and MN, and later taught at high school and college levels, retiring at age 75. He had an extensive library and loved to read, especially to the grandkids and great-grandkids.
The Memorial Service for Kenneth will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home (1119 11 ½ Street SE Rochester). Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel. Burial will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in the Manning Cemetery in Readstown, WI.
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Dear Susan, Stewart, Stan, and all the family,
We were so sad to hear that your dad had passed away. He and your mom were so special to our family from the time I was 4 years old when your dad was preaching in Ladysmith, WI. They continued to be an important part of our lives as they ministered in Chippewa Falls, WI, and then as he taught at Crossroads College. Your dad lived in Hayden Hall for a semester when he first came to Crossroads before the rest of you moved to Minneapolis. All the time when you were little we, the Castle family, and your family had so much fun doing things together. Your folks were such an important part of both Christian Harbor and Pine Haven Camps as they were camp managers. Your dad went out every Saturday to the Blue Hills near Ladysmith to cut and peel logs and worked diligently to build Christian Harbor. Now that your dad is gone, all the men who built the camp are gone. They are gone, but Christian Harbor lives on because of them.
When we had 2 day trustee meetings at Crossroads, we would stay overnight with your folks.
Your dad meant so much to us, and he influenced countless thousands of people for Christ. May the precious memories of him and your mom sustain you in the days ahead, and may He wrap His arms around you. We were sorry that we couldn't come to the funeral and talk to you in person.
Doug and Cindy Winter
My sympathy to the Larson family. Ken was a most gracious and sincere man.
MBC Class of 1989
Thank you, Ken for your teaching and involvement at the college. I am praying for those grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom I am sure will miss the the readings.
To the Larson Family,
My sincere condolences on your loss. I had the good fortune of working with Ken at RCTC. Ken was a kind, good, gentle man.
Rest in peace, my friend.
I want to personally thank you for sharing your Dad Kenneth with us at Madonna Living Community (MLC). What a remarkable man.
Sandy Molenda, MLC Foundation