Richard E. Larson

  • Born: June 17, 1943
  • Died: May 21, 2013
  • Location: Cannon Falls, Minnesota

Lundberg Funeral Home

5839 Highway 19 Blvd.
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Tel. (507) 263-4246

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard Edwin "Dick" Larson, age 69 of Cannon Falls, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, May 21, 2013 at his home. Dick was born on June 17, 1943 in Minneapolis, MN the son of Edwin and Lillian (Hendrickson) Larson. He graduated from Cannon Falls High School in 1961 and went on to serve with the US Navy on the USS Caloosahatchee until his honorable discharge in 1964. He married Brenda Hoffman on April 23, 1966 in Cannon Falls. He attended a 5 year apprenticeship program through the Minneapolis Pipefitters Local #539, and continued to work with Local #539 for 32 years until his retirement on July 1, 2001. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls. He was a member of the VFW Nelson Scofield Post #4452 and served as commander in 1977-78. He was also a member of the Kraft-Ostrom American Legion Post #142, Elks Lodge #845 in Red Wing, and Masonic Oriental Lodge #34. For many years he has been active in the Big Brother/Big Sister Organization, Faribault Harley Davidson Chapter, and Superstition Harley Davidson Chapter. He had also served on the Cannon Falls Township Planning Commission. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Brenda; two sons, Eric of Cannon Falls and Jarid (Rachel) of Zumbrota; granddaughter, Evelyn; nephews, Kevin and Scott Hilden, Tyler, Jacob and Lukas Hoffman; and nieces, Lynda (Ron) Smith and Kimberley Davlin. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marlene Hilden; niece, Leanne Hilden; and brothers-in-law, Wayne Hilden and Gary Hoffman. Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 24 at 11:00 a.m. at First English Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls. Interment with military honors will follow at the Cannon Falls Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Eric and Jarid Larson, Kevin Nerud, Ron Smith, Todd Jeppesen and Ken Anway. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 23 from 4-8 p.m., with a Masonic Service at 6:30 p.m., at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. There will also be visitation at church on Friday from 10-11 a.m. Memorials are preferred to Allina Hospice of Northfield and Mayo Clinic Cancer Research.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Brenda- Our thought and prayers are with you and your family. We got to know you through motorcycling and both of you made it very enjoyable!

Posted by Scott and Faith Bergemann    June 05, 2013

Brenda, our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Dick was a great fellow who kept everyone in good spirits! He will be missed by all.

Posted by Pete & Nancy Kruse - Apache Junction, AZ   May 25, 2013

Brenda and family: Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Posted by Bob & Pat Meyer - Mesa, AZ   May 25, 2013

We will miss you Big Dick, will always think of you with and your funny apron on... Bless you Brenda.

Posted by Larry & Marylou Lakers - Davenport, IA   May 24, 2013

Dear Brenda, I can't believe it about Dick. We're so sorry. He was only a few months older than me. And we've both been married a long time. We hope we'll see you again. Let us know if you need anything in Apache Junction. Again, so, so sorry. Mark & Ilona Stewart, Denali Mobile Home Park, S. Tomahawk #158, AJ 48119 ,but we're home now in MI.

Posted by Mark & Ilona Stewart - Fowlerville, MI   May 24, 2013

We are so sorry, Brenda. Prayers to you and your family. Dick was a great guy and full of life and will be so missed. Hugs...Carol and Dick

Posted by Rudeen's - Davenport, IA   May 24, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. He will certainly be missed at Cannon Falls campground. A great guy he was. May all your good memories console you. Gods blessings to you & your family as you carry on with confidence that Dick is now at peace. With sympathy, Kathy & Al Monnens

Posted by Kathy Monnens - Prior Lake, MN   May 24, 2013

Dick's family, I share your grief,so sorry to hear the sad news. I'll keep him and his family in my prayers. Russ class of 61

Posted by russ nelson - howard city, MI   May 24, 2013

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Dick & Judy Bistodeau - Breezy Point, MI   May 24, 2013

Thinking of you Brenda and wishing you the peace to get through this sad time. Remembering all the fun and crazy laughs we had. Love you.

Posted by Katie & Randy Overby - Cannon Falls   May 24, 2013

Dearest Brenda, and kids! I was so sad to hear of your loss! Please accept our sincere sympathy! Please keep in contact! Bruno was diagnosed with rectal cancer last fall, so he was caught relatively early for treatment, Hugs to you guys, wish I could be there with you! ValRae Lenius and Bruno Torres

Posted by ValRae Lenius - Canyon Lake,, TX   May 24, 2013

Brenda, You and your family are in my prayers. We had so much fun planning one of the class reunions. You were a fun couple to be around. Now Dick and Gary and other classmates are having a reunion. Dick was a great guy and will be missed by many. Love, Margene

Posted by Margene Benson - Cannon Falls, MN   May 24, 2013

Brenda, So sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you.

Posted by Greg,Mert Luger Miller - North St. Paul, MN   May 24, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time, I am sorry that we didn't get to see you this past week. God bless you all. We will see you sometime soon.

Posted by Chuck and Diane Grabow - Red Wing, MN   May 24, 2013

Thanks for all the years of knowing you.

Posted by lance & Sharon Isenberg - San Tan Vally, AZ   May 23, 2013

Brenda & Family, Our sincere sympathy and prayers go out to all of you. May the wonderful memories you shared together comfort you.

Posted by Patty & Russell Zimmerman - Goodhue, MN   May 23, 2013

Love and Prayers to you and your family

Posted by Don & Sherry Larson - Zimmerman, MN   May 23, 2013

So sorry to hear of the passing of Dick. Brenda our hearts & thoughts are with you and your family. Dick was always fun to be around. He will be missed.

Posted by Dennis & Deb Nerud - Byron, MN   May 23, 2013

Dear Brenda,Eric and Jarid - We are so sorry for your loss. Dick was such a wonderful guy and so much fun to be around; the neighborhood hasn't been the same since you moved. We will keep you in our prayers, and pray that God will comfort you. We are up north this weekend, so will miss the service, but hope to talk to you soon. Dick and Nancy

Posted by Dick and Nancy Busiahn - Cannon Falls, MN   May 23, 2013

So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Brenda and your family during this time. We will miss him dearly and his great jokes. We know Dick is riding his bike in heaven and telling his jokes to everyone. Some day we will all be riding together again. Randy and Lenny

Posted by Randy and Lenny Olson - Buffalo, MN   May 23, 2013

Brenda, Eric, Jared and Rachel, Our deepest sympathy goes to your family on the loss of you family member, Dick. May all your memories be held in your heart forever. He will be missed by everyone that he touched in his life. We are praying for your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Greg and Lisa Miller - Cannon Falls, MN   May 23, 2013

Brenda & family, We are so sorry for your loss. Dick was just a wonderful person, such fun and a friend to everyone he met. You all are in our thoughts and prayers - may your precious memories sustain you during this difficult time. Connie & Ken

Posted by Connie VanGuilder Waaver - Peoria, AZ   May 23, 2013

Brenda, Eric, Jarid. Sorry for your loss. We are losing a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Jay Sjoblom - Cannon Falls, MN   May 23, 2013

So sorry for your loss Brenda. Dick was a very special person who was liked by everyone he met. We will all miss him, but someday we will all be together again. Cherish the memories & May God Bess you & Give you peace.

Posted by Kevin & Connie Eggum - Cannon Falls, MN   May 23, 2013

Brenda and family: So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. You all have my sympathy and know I am thinking of you. It is a hard thing to go through and deal with. You were together a lot of years and have a lot of memories together. Keep those memories in your heart and thoughts and he will always be there with you. It will be tough for awhile but you will get through it. Take care and God bless you all. Char (Schramske) Mercer

Posted by Char (Schramske) Mercer - Byron, MN   May 23, 2013

Brenda and sons we send our prayer to you. Brenda remeber all the fun times we had at the club house and all the fun dancing. Take care and God Bless you. Take one day at a time and it will work for you. Hope to hear from you. Bye for now.

Posted by Judy and Roger Wiemann - Belmond, IA   May 22, 2013

Oh Brenda, Our hearts are so sad with Dick's passing. We always enjoyed the time spent with you when we all lived up in Cedar Hills. Rest in peace Dick. We will meet again one day. Our love and sympathy to you all.

Posted by Brett and Lydell Reinardy    May 22, 2013

We are soooo sorry for this news of Dick, Brenda we love both of you soo much.. we wish we were there, our hearts and prayers are with you an your you know we too will miss that man, the memories he has given us can NOT be replaced, beautiful memories..right now he's in the hands of the LORD an no more pain, PLEASE KNOW WE LOVE YOU ALWAYS..... BONNIE N DAVID


Brenda,Eric & Jared we are so sorry for your loss !, Dick was a good man and good friend he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

Posted by Dale & Tami DeVries - Hastings, MN   May 22, 2013

God bless you Richard Jim and Diane Larson Lake Havasu City

Posted by Jim - Lake Havasu City, AZ   May 22, 2013

My condolences to Brenda and the famiily. Dick was a very good man and a good friend since the day I met Dick and Brenda I've always looked forward to seeing you both come to our shop, the Christmas visits and the spring return home. Dick you will be missed and my thoughts are with your family. A true friend forever.

Posted by Scott Henry - Faribault, MN   May 22, 2013

Brenda & family, It is always hard to lose someone close to you. Dick was close to almost everyone he came in contact with. You will always have some incredible memories to keep close at heart for those hard days ahead. His work must have been done here on earth. He will be missed by many. You all still have all of us friends to lean on, give strength to you, laugh and cry with you. Our sincere sympathy.

Posted by Ann & Bill Sylvander - Hastings   May 22, 2013

Brenda, Eric, Jarid, and Rachel, You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband and father. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Dianne

Posted by Dianne Knowlton - Cannon Falls, MN   May 22, 2013

Many memories of Dick. I'll always remember his one-liners "hit me if you can find an opening" and "feeling froggy?" He also had the most memorable speech at my wedding reception "get on 'er and stay on 'er". He lived life to the fullest.

Posted by Bruce Flaten - Cannon Falls, MN   May 22, 2013

Words can describe the feelings we have. You provided us with so many great memories to our entire family. You will always be remembered and camping will never be the same! I will miss you 'ol friend!! Democrats rule :-)

Posted by Jason, Nandi and Kennedy - Northfield, MN   May 22, 2013

So sorry to hear of Richard's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lawrence and DiAnn Johnson

Posted by diann johnson - cannon falls, MN   May 22, 2013

Dick was one of the first pipefitters that I worked with. He was fun, funny and a very talented mechanic. I'm very sad to hear of his passing Ben Dye Business Agent Pipefitters Local 539

Posted by Ben Dye - Montrose, MN   May 22, 2013

Steve and I are thinking about you all. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace!

Posted by Kris and Steve Bodette    May 22, 2013

Brenda and Boys I'm so sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of "Dickey" while growing up that I will hold in my heart forever!! Love and hugs for you all.

Posted by Denee Johnson - Cannon Falls, MN   May 22, 2013

Brenda&Family: We all knew it was only a matter of time before God put his arms around Dick and said come ride with me. It doesn't make it any easier but remember he will live in your hearts forever as he will in ours. R.I.P. Dick and someday we will all be together again listening to your one liner jokes.

Posted by Shirley& John Miller    May 22, 2013

Brenda and family, I am so sorry to hear of Dick's unexpected death. He had such a kind, caring soul and will be missed by so many. Please know that you have the support of friends who care about you. God Bless all of you.

Posted by Nina Pagel - Cannon Falls, MN   May 22, 2013

Brenda and Family You have our deepest sympathy on your loss . We will be praying for you. Kathy and Ricch

Posted by Richard & Kathy Shorter - Cannon Falls, MN   May 22, 2013

Brenda, Eric and Jarid, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Dick. He is having a comedy show already upstairs. Keep your spirits high and celebrate his life. My heart goes out to all you. God Bless you all.

Posted by Joel Zimmerman Jr - CF, MN   May 22, 2013

So sorry to hear the news of your loss. I am fortunate to of known Dick and to of ridden with him on something he truly lived for. Sturgis will not be the same. There's a Highway to Heaven.....Ride Richard Ride!! God bless Brenda and family during this time.

Posted by John and Brenda Graber - Clear Lake, MN   May 22, 2013

Brenda, I'm so very sorry to hear about Dick. God, must be planning one heck of a Harley Ride that your very best friend/husband was given angle wings. Dick was one of a kind. I could tell you all of his jokes right now and there is always that one about a quarter. God Bless you and the boys!!! Hugs!!!

Posted by Susan Duckett Boeck - Fort Wayne, IN   May 22, 2013

It's a sad day when we lose a loved one. Dick will be missed dearly and remembered fondly. Our condolences to you Brenda, Eric, Jarid & Rachel.

Posted by Marlene & Dave Kokkeler - Cannon Falls, MN   May 22, 2013