Daniel Clifford Larson, 67, of Rochester, passed away unexpectedly at home on November 16, 2020, with the love of his life by his side. Born in Rochester, MN, on August 2, 1953, he graduated from Kasson Mantorville High School and went on to earn his two year degree after attending Mankato State and Rochester Community College. He met Debra Jean Erickson in eighth grade and they were married on July 15, 1972. He worked for UPS for 35 years, retiring in 2008. Lars, as he was commonly referred to, was a man of few words but always had the right ones when needed. A definite homebody, he was happiest at home watching shows, in front of the fireplace, with his wife. Throughout his life, he enjoyed golfing, hunting and spending time at the cabin with family and friends. Family was his number one priority. He loved watching his grandchildren play all their many sports.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Deb; children, Andy(Brenda) Larson and Jill (Brian) Landin; grandchildren, Masey, Charleigh and Kane Larson, Henry and Miles Landin; granddogs, Zoey, Winnie and Daisy; brothers, Don (Nancy) Larson and Richard (Connie) Larson. Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Juanita.
Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2020 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Kasson. Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester. Due to Covid-19, masks will be required and social distancing will be followed. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Larson family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
"Dearest Deb, my heart goes out to you and the family. It saddened me for such a loss. Dan was that person that was liked by so many. His kindness and sense of humor won?t be forgotten. Sending you hugs and prayers dear. I wanted to be there today and would have if not for the Covid. "
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Deb and the entire Larson family. We always enjoyed spending time with the cousins on their trips to Arizona. Dan had a special way about him and we always enjoyed doing things with he and Deb. Dan always lived life to the fullest and had that special little twinkle in his eye when he was up to something. With all of our love, Lynn and Sue Larson"
"I?m very sorry to hear about losing Lars. He and Deb always made me feel so welcome when I was in Rochester. Sending love from Madison. Jeff Eilbes"
"So sorry to hear of your loss, Dan was a great man, husband and father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time."
"Deb and family
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
I remember when Deb and Dan started dating -- it seems like yesterday.
He was such a sweet young man who grew up to be a great husband, father and grandfather, and I know you will all miss him greatly.
"Deb and family I am so very sorry to learn about Dan?s passing and know how very difficult this must be for you all , please know you?re in Our thoughts and prayers as you begin this sad journey of life without this wonderful man.
With our deepest sympathy
Susie and Terry Clark"
"Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May his soul rests in peace and happiness. my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Stay strong. Hugs Anshu"
"Sending love and comfort to the whole family"
"So so sorry about Dan ! We shared many good times with you guys ! Deepest sympathy to you and your family! Hugs and prayers Kathy Klein "
"It?s difficult to find the words that express our sympathy. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time."
"I am so sorry to hear the news of Dan's passing. I know my brother Darik always thought so highly of him. My thoughts and prayers are will you all! Christy (Steinbach) Boyer"
"My thoughts and prayers are with you Deb and all of your family. You have my condolences. I always enjoyed seeing Lars and chatting with him. RIP Lars. ????"