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Richard Larson Jan. 30, 1932 - Jan. 25, 2009

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Murdock. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

He was born Jan. 30, 1932, on a farm north of Murdock to Thure and Laurena (Dahl) Larson. He attended country school through eighth grade and graduated from Murdock High School in 1949. He achieved the rank of sergeant first class in the Army in the Korean War, serving from 1953 to 1954.

He married Mary Quinn on June 11, 1955, in Murdock. They farmed north of Murdock until 1963 when he started working at the Murdock Farmers Elevator. He was promoted in 1966 and managed the Murdock elevator and later, United Farmers Elevators for 27 years. After he retired, he worked seasonally for Crop Mate and WestCon delivering fertilizer. He was a member of the VFW and the VFW Rifle Guard.

He is survived by his daughters: Annette (and Gary) Johnson of Moorhead, Linda Olson (and Dave Finck) of Verndale, Sandy (and Steve) Olinger of Carver, Cathy (and Jerry) Skindelien of Sunburg, Jan (and Shawn) Bolin of Savage and Nancy (and Troy) Van Zee of Fargo, N.D.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and his sister: Arlene Kellner of Benson.

He was preceded in death by his wife and seven siblings.