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Tom Larson, 69

Tom Larson, age 69, of Star Prairie passed away at his home on Friday, Nov. 1, after a brave and short battle with cancer.

He was born Sept. 11, 1944, to Axel and Josephine Larson, in New Richmond. Tom graduated from New Richmond High School. Just before his service in the U.S. Army, he married Mary Lee, on June 3, 1967. Tom spent many years working at Jor-Gas and the New Richmond School District.

In retirement, he enjoyed working at the Friendly Bar and Grill. Tom also loved to golf, garden & kept a yard that was admired by many. He especially loved the companionship of his dog, Tinker.

Tom will be missed by his wife, Mary; siblings, Vernon "Butch" (Marion) Larson of Balsam Lake, Barb Thorton of Louisiana, and Douglas "Super" (Mary Ann) Larson of Amery; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Janet (Joe) Miller, David (Debbie) Lee, and Mona (Brent) Arneson; best friend, Tinker; many nieces; nephews; relatives; and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Axel and Josephine; step-father, Bill Kuehl; siblings Marie Mackey, Bernice Bailey, Axel Larson, Anna Mae Larson, Robert Larson, and Allen Larson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Willard and Elizabeth Lee; and other in-laws, Jimmy Lee, Libby Lee, and Steven Lee.

A funeral service will be held Monday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond. Visitation will also be Monday from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

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