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Erling L. Larson

Erling L. Larson, age 87 of Buffalo, Minn., died on April 5, 2009. Preceded in death by wife, Joan; parents, Alex and Emma Larson; sister, Ruth and brothers, Carroll, Arden and Paul. Survived by sons, William (Rayana), Jim, and Gary (Julie); daughter, Mary; grandchildren, Jill Perry (Moses), Bret, Hannah and Renae and great grandchildren, Logan and Beija Perry. He was a proud veteran of the US Navy (1942-48) and was a decorated veteran of WW II for his service in the South Pacific. He was a 60 year member of the American Legion. He loved the family farm, his bank customers, sports, nature and the Pacific Ocean. Most of all he loved his wonderful family. He lived his life based on the principles of honesty, hard work and kindness, especially to those less fortunate. These values have been passed on to his children and grandchildren and certainly one day to his great grandchildren. As requested, a private service and interment will beheld at Lakeside Cemetery in Herman on April 24, 2009.