Rev. Gerald Vendale Larson Sep. 17, 1934 - Dec. 30, 2018
Gerald Larson passed away December 30, 2018 after a 20-year battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born to Leonard and Helen (Foshager) Larson and raised on the farm in rural Pennock, MN. Gerald graduated from Willmar High School in 1952 and went on to complete his education at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN and Luther Seminary in St. Paul. He approached life with courage, gentleness, fortitude, and faith. For 39 years he ministered through Lutheran churches in Seattle, WA, Berlin, NH, Racine, WI and Rockford, IL (Our Savior's Lutheran Church). Though his calling was in ministry, he also found joy through singing, woodworking, graphic design, and traveling extensively with his beloved wife of 53 years, Judy. While we will miss him, we believe that he is with Jesus today in Paradise (Lk 23:43). His legacy continues through his family, Stephanie (Robert) Hughes, Kristen (David) Hair, Laurie (Jay) Lundquist; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sisters, Delores (Bob) Hemauer of Pennock, MN, Marilyn (John) Akimoto of Bloomington, MN, Betty (Bob) Reed of Lakewood, CO; brother, Calvin Larson of Pennock, MN; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019 at East Norway Lake Church, 16720 68th St NW, New London, MN. Friends are welcome at 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to East Norway Lake Church.