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John D. Larson Jan. 14, 1924 - May 8, 2009

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MONTEVIDEO -- John David Larson, 85, of Montevideo, died Friday at Luther Haven Nursing Home.

The service will be 11 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Montevideo.

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Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wing-Bain Funeral Home in Montevideo and one hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born Jan. 14, 1924, in Graceville to Rudolph and Helen (Hough) Larson. He graduated from high school in Montevideo. He served in the Army Air Corps as a staff sergeant stationed in Central India and Burma from 1942 to 1945. Following his honorable discharge, he attended Hamline University in St. Paul and then returned to Montevideo and eventually took over the family business, Larson Studebaker Garage.

He married Nanet Warner in 1950 in Perham. In 1971, he took over management of Trailways Café in Montevideo, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Montevideo American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his wife; children: Neil (and Debbie) Larson of Montevideo, James (and Brenda) Larson of Alexandria and Pamela Greden of Pine City; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one sister: Helen Hausler of Hopkins.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law: James Greden; and two sisters.

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