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James Elgin Larson
October 25, 1967 ~ March 5, 2023 (age 55) 55 Years Old
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JAMES ELGIN LARSON was born October 25, 1967 in Rock Rapids, IA. He was raised on a farm near Bigelow, MN. Jim was the son of Elgin and Lavonne (Strenge) Larson. Jim graduated from Worthington High School in 1986. Then, he attended Alexandria Votech for machining.
Jim married Rhonda Tennessen on January 16, 1988, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley, IA. The couple lived in various communities before settling on their farm near Rushmore. They were blessed with three children. Jim worked at Worthington Ford. He then began trucking and enjoyed farming with his brother, Alan, close friend, Tom Martin, and two sons. He was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Worthington. He liked ice fishing, the Minnesota Vikings, and dirt track racing. His number was 6L and was known as “The Man In Black”. Overall, his greatest joy was his eight grandchildren who, if you asked Grandpa, could do no wrong.
Jim is survived by his wife, Rhonda Larson, Rushmore; three children, Jeffrey (Missy) Larson, Reading; Dustin (Brittany) Larson, Reading; and Ashley (Nate) Jensen, Brewster; eight grandchildren, Grace, Harrison, Madeline and Abigail Larson, Presley Jensen, Penelope Larson, Ryker Jensen and Everly Larson; brother, Tommy (Jane) Larson, Rushmore; and three sisters, Vickie (Marv) Kuipers, Bigelow; Shellie (Jim) Lynn, Adrian; and Mary (Steve) Laverman, Ocheyedan, IA; many nieces and nephews.
In February of 2021, Jim was officially diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). He passed away at the age of 55 in his home on March 5, 2023.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Alan.
Visitation will be Monday, March 13, from 4-7 pm at the American Lutheran Church in Worthington; and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Funeral will be 10:30 am Tuesday March 14 at the American Lutheran Church, in Worthington, officiated by Pastor Jeremy Hallquist. Burial will be in the Sunset Rest Cemetery in Rushmore.
Dingmann Funeral Home, in Worthington, is in charge of arrangements.