Service: A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 13, 2020 at the Christian Life Center in Belle Fourche, SD, with an inurnment service at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD at 2:00 p.m.
Ronald L. Larson, age 83, went home to be with Jesus unexpectedly on November 6, 2020. He was surrounded by his family, following a brain hemorrhage.
Ron was born on May 28, 1937 in Sioux Falls, SD to Art and Annabelle Larson. He grew up in Harrisburg, SD and attended Harrisburg High School, where he was active in athletics and graduated in 1955.
Following graduation, Ron enlisted in the US Army and spent 3 years in active duty, including 18 months in Korea. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. Ron was very proud of his military service and remained active in the VFW and Honor Guard.
On April 3, 1957, Ron married his high school sweetheart, Rose Sehr. To this union, 4 children were born: Renee, Tim, Doug, and Greg.
Ron started his career at Foster-Bell in Sioux Falls and was then transferred to Rapid City. He later became part-owner of Rapid Plumbing Company. In 1974, he moved his family back to his hometown of Harrisburg, where he started Ron Larson & Sons Construction. Together with his sons, he built and remodeled multiple homes.
Following an injury, Ron attended Sioux Falls College, obtaining an accounting degree. Ron and Rose later moved to Pierre when he was promoted to Director of Audits for the State of South Dakota. They remained in Pierre until his retirement. Ron and Rose then moved to their cherished family cabin near Belle Fourche.
Following his retirement, Ron remained active building and remodeling homes for his children. During this time, he taught his craft to multiple grandsons, sharing many memories.
The family has many treasured memories at the cabin. These include Christmas gatherings, cutting down their own Christmas trees in the Black Hills, and decorating the trees with homemade ornaments. Ron also hosted annual deer hunting trips with his sons and grandsons. The times spent with family meant the world to him.
Ron was survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Rose; 4 children: Renee (Dennis) Albers of Sioux Falls, SD, Tim (Diane) Larson of Watertown, SD, Doug (Jami) Larson of Belle Fourche, SD, and Greg (Robin) Larson of Watertown, SD; 11 grandchildren: Jeremy (Kristy) Albers, Misti Albers, Brittani (Kyle) Kintzi, Jami (Patrick) Robbins, Anna (Tayler Ringler) Larson, Justin Larson, Jade (Rebecca) Larson, Kelsi (Alex Kling) Larson, Audrey (Danny Haak) Larson, Elizabeth (Vance) McDaniels, and Elijah Larson, along with 13 great-grandchildren.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Annabelle; his sister, Wava; his brothers, Kenneth “Bud”, Duane, and Roger; and his two grandsons, Tyler and Lawson.
“I know he’s in a better place, but I wasn’t ready to let him go.” ~Rose
The family thanks you in advance for your kindness and memorial gifts, which will be directed to the Christian Life Center, Belle Fourche, SD.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 13, 2020 at the Christian Life Center in Belle Fourche, SD, with an inurnment service at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD at 2:00 p.m.
21 messages have been left
Prayers of comfort to Aunt Rose and family ! Love to you all ! Karen Kay (Larson) McQuisten
With deep heartfelt condolences to you all. I want you to know you are in my and Julie’s prayers. I have thought of him at moments in my life of his example to me and all of us as kids. I know how much you will all miss him but I know we will see him again.
All my love,
My deepest condolences go out to the family. I was so sorry to here of Ron’s death. I’m will be praying for you all. When this COVID thing is over, I would love to see you all. I have COPD, so haven’t gone to far. My love to all of you.
So very sorry for your loss! Ron was a kind and generous man.
Rose and Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband, father and grandfather Ron. Our sincere sympathy goes out to your entire family.
Rose and Family
So sorry to hear that Ron had passed away. Our thoughts and prayers to your entire family.
I am so sorry to hear of the death of Ron. I worked for Revenue for several years and Ron could always be counted on for a dose of common sense. I know you will miss his dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jane Page
I am so sorry for your loss and hope you can find comfort in loving memories, Strength in the support of those who care, and Hope in each new day. May God lay his loving hands upon you as you grieve. Many prayers
No matter how long you’re together, it’s never long enough. Praying for you dear friend.
Larson families–my sincerest condolences on the sudden death of Ronald Larson. I did not know him but am sure he was a good man, as his two Watertown sons that I do know are good men. My father also died suddenly and no matter how expected or unexpected death is, it is always a shock. Best wishes, thoughts and prayers to the entire family from my family.
Our condolences to the family. May the Light of Christ lead you through the darkness.
Hugs and prayers
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in your time of sorrow and loss. May God give you strength. Godspeace be with you.
Our thoughts and prayers are will all of you.
From Randy and Rosan.
We are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. All our best to Rose and the entire family at this most painful time. — Jerry & Maggie Larson
Rose and family. We would like to express our sincere sympathies for the sudden loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. May God bless you and keep you in his loving arms. From Jim and Rita Daniels son of Joe and Irene Daniels
Rose – Sending you our sympathy and love on the passing of Ron. We will hold you and your family in our hearts and prayers. Dave snd Rita (Daniels) Timmer
Doug, Jami and the whole Larson family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for comfort and peace in this difficult time. God bless.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your at this time of sorrow t
Jade and family so sorry for your kids prayers for all
Rose. We are so sorry for your loss.
Rose you and Ron were truly blessed to have each other what an amazing life you have have shared together.
Thoughts n prayers are with you and your family!