Eugene F. Larson, age 74, of Redwood Falls, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Bay View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Red Wing. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 11, 2022 at St John Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Sundown Lutheran Church Cemetery near Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed to the Redwood Falls Library and Reede Gray Elementary School. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Eugene F. Larson was born August 21, 1947 to Barton and Veronica (Dorow) Larson in Springfield, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed at Sundown Lutheran Church near Springfield. Eugene married Susan (Kremin) Morey August 26, 1972 in Vesta, MN. Eugene was a successful landscaping business owner in Redwood County for over 20 years. Gene was very active in the community, volunteering and serving as 4-H leader. He found great joy in working for Thielen Travel & Bus Lines, transporting kids to and from school, which he did for over 10 years. He served in the National Guard Armed Forces and was involved in the World Wildlife Fund, Sierra Club and Resurrection Lutheran Church. Some of his hobbies were reading, taking scenic drives, enjoying nature and wildlife and he loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. Eugene was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) in 2002 and was given just 5 years to live, but through his faith, he was blessed with 20 years.
Eugene is survived by his daughters: Jennifer (Tony) Berns of Ellsworth, WI and Angela (Doug Humphrey) Larson of Deer Park, WI; grandchildren: Tyler Berns, Maggie Berns and Kalen Berns all of Ellsworth WI; ex-wife Susan (Kremin) Morey of Redwood Falls; and brothers Barton (Polly) Larson of Volga, SD and Martin (Mary) Larson of Springfield, MN; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Barton and Veronica Larson and brother Albert Larson.