Milton Larson, 76Milton Richard Larson, 76, Parkers Prairie, died Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at his home.
Milton Richard Larson, 76, Parkers Prairie, died Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at his home.
Milton was born March 9, 1933 to Gust C. and Esther A. (Olson) Larson in Rose City. He was baptized and confirmed at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie. He grew up in Elmo Township where he attended elementary school before attending District #74 Country School. He worked as a custodian at the U of M in Minneapolis, as a dishwasher at a nursing home, at the MacHotel in St. Paul and various other jobs in the Twin Cities.
Milton was united in marriage to Pearl Caplin in February of 1978 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in St. Paul. Following their marriage they lived in the Twin Cities and in Parkers Prairie. He worked with this brother, Donald, farming in Elmo Township.
In 1980 he moved into Parkers Prairie to live with and care for his mother. His mother died in 1994. Milton continued living in Parkers Prairie until his death. He began a lawn mowing business in 1978, which has continued to the current time. He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. He enjoyed mowing lawns, playing cards and solitaire and shooting pool.
Milton is survived by a sister, Jeanette (Andy) Ulsby of Becker and a brother, Gaylord Larson of Parkers Prairie; along with several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Donald Larson in 2005.
Funeral services were held October 27 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie with the Rev. Jonathan Sorum officiating. Music was provided by organist, Dean Swanson and vocalist, Dedra Zwieg. Burial was at Parkers Prairie Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Duane Olson, Ron Olson, Gary Olson, Bruce Olson, Scott Ulsby and Allan Ulsby.
Arrangements are by Lind Family Funeral Service with chapels in Miltona and Parkers Prairie, www.lindfamilyfh.com.
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