Keith L. Larson, 84, of Aberdeen, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.
His visitation will be 3-6 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary & Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen.
Funeral services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Aberdeen at a later date. Pastor Tim Sersen will lead the service.
Burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen at a later date.
Family and friends may sign Keith’s online guestbook and later view his service via the live stream service link at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Keith Ludwig Larson was born April 10, 1935, to Georgia (Goulet) and Ludwig Larson in Aberdeen, SD. He was raised on the Larson family farm and graduated from Aberdeen Central High School with the Class of 1953. Keith then furthered his education at Northern State College, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business in 1958.
He was a member of the US National Guard for 10 years.
Keith married Marvel Elsen of Hecla, SD in December 1959 and together they had four children. Keith and Marvel made their home on the Larson farm. He dedicated himself to farming and continued his farming operation with his son, Paul, for many years.
After Marvel’s death, Keith was united in marriage to Johanna Goebel of Aberdeen on October 24, 2009. They lived on the Larson family farm until recently moving into Aberdeen.
Keith was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church and served on the church counsel and various community boards including the Brown County CO-OP, West Brown Irrigation Board and REA. He also enjoyed many years as a member of his high school class reunion committee. Keith hosted many pheasant hunters on his farm over the years. He was always willing to strike up a conversation or help a friend or neighbor. Keith welcomed neighbors and friends stopping by the farm, where he was quick to offer a break for coffee and food in the kitchen.
Keith is survived by his wife, Johanna of Aberdeen; his children: Carla (Jerome) Hunter of Chicago, IL, Paul (Mary) Larson of Aberdeen, Mark Larson of Melrose, FL and Stacy (Michael) Grzincich of Coon Rapids, MN; his step-children: Chris (Mike) Dick of Aberdeen, Rick (Tiffany) Goebel of Greenfield, WI and Stephanie (Kent) Kortan of Brookings, SD; 10 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; and his sisters: Georgine (Jim) Benoit of Minnetonka, MN, Dona (Dean) Cornielsen of Billings, MO and Karen “Lois” (Keith) Anderson of Oceanside, CA.
Keith is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marvel and his grandson, Brandon Larson.
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