James "Jim" Larson

Dates

August 12, 1945 - November 20, 2018

Obituary

James “Jim” Larson, 73, of Mitchell died Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Firesteel Health Care Center in Mitchell.  Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, November 24 at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Mitchell.  Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell.  Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Friday at the Bittner Funeral Chapel with a prayer service at 7:00PM.

James Darryl Larson was born on August 12, 1945 in Minneapolis MN, to Donald and Ellen (Mayland) Larson. Jim graduated from Austin High School in 1963 and in 1971 graduated from Austin Vocational Technical School with a degree in electronics. On September 22, 1966 he married Marlene Aanonson at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, IA. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and received the Purple Heart for wounds received in action while in the Republic of Vietnam. Jim worked for the railroad in Austin and Mitchell prior to becoming a mail carrier for the US Post Office in Mitchell. He was an avid sports fan and thoroughly enjoyed attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting events. Jim enjoyed being surrounded with family and could be heard saying “this is the life”. He also enjoyed traveling to Branson, MO, Las Vegas and Austin with family. He attended Resurrection Lutheran Church and was a member of DWU Team Makers and the VFW.

He is survived by his daughter, Jamie (Chris) Fox and their children, Addison and Brayson of Sioux Falls, three sons: Jeffrey (Lisa) Larson and their children, Tate, Koby and Jace, Scott (Karin) Larson and their family, Halle, Avery and Macon and Chad Larson all of Mitchell, two sisters: Susan Kuchera and Sandy (Roger) Baker all of Austin, MN and a special friend, Mary Lou Tollefson of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Marlene and brother-in-law, Art Kuchera.

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Friday, November 23, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
7:00 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301

Service

Date
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Resurrection Lutheran Church
4013 N Main St
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


Posted by K. Hope on November 30, 2018
We're deeply saddened to hear about your father's passing. May God grant you strength and comfort as you reflect on the hope he's given us. "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out...to a resurrection of life." John 5:28,29 and 11:24. Our thoughts are with your family.
Posted by Elwin & Rosalie Hohn on November 24, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the Larson families, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Jerry and Karla Haas on November 24, 2018
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing! I got to know both him and Marlene quite well when I worked at Little Duke's in Mitchell. Always A PLEASURE to visit with! Keep the good memories close as you mourn his loss.
Posted by Jerry and Karla Haas on November 24, 2018
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing! I got to know both him and Marlene quite well when I worked at Little Duke's in Mitchell. Always A PLEASURE to visit with! Keep the good memories close as you mourn his loss.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on November 23, 2018
So sorry for your loss of Jim . He will be missed by all that was blessed to know him ! You all are in our thoughts and prayers in this hard time .
Posted by Wayne Gronseth on November 22, 2018
Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Many good memories of neighbor's living on east fifth.
Posted by Diane Schulz on November 22, 2018
Jeff,Scott,Chad, Jamie and your families. May it comfort you to know that thoughts and prayers of others are with you.Have many memories of the good times football, baseball,golfing and just talking with Jim.May God's peace be with you today and in the days ahead.
Posted by Kevin McCardle on November 21, 2018
Jim was our mailman for many year, always enjoyed visiting with him & he will be missed. Thought & prayers to his family.
Posted by D'Wane and Melissa Buchanan on November 21, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. What a great man he must of been to have raised such a wonderful family. May God's love surround all you during this time.
Posted by Eric and Carol Hanks on November 21, 2018
Jim was a great guy. His legacy will shine through his children and grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Penny Gabel on November 21, 2018
What a loss. Jim was such a nice guy. Condolences to his family.
Posted by Sue Freeman Strand on November 21, 2018
Keep your memories close. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Posted by Tami Haiar Krogman on November 21, 2018
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!
Posted by Gene tollefson on November 20, 2018
Lost my friend and one member of our soft ball team.I will miss him.My heart are with the family.
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