Eugene LeRoy Larson was born May 14, 1939, at Letcher, SD, to LeRoy and Leona (Thompson) Larson. He was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon and graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1957. He attended Southern State College in Springfield. He served in the US Air Force from 1959 until 1963. On March 6, 1964, he married Sharon Willman at Mount Vernon. He moved to Mitchell, and was employed at Montgomery Wards and was the assistant manager at the Goodyear Store. He was employed at Toshiba until he was forced to retire due to ill health.
He is survived by four children: Brian Larson of Rapid City, SD, Kevin Larson and wife, Tamara of Gillette, WY, Travis Larson of Mitchell, SD and Stacy Larson of Sioux Falls, SD; nine grandchildren: Tyler Larson and wife, April, Tara Larson, Kayla, Katie and Samantha Larson and Sonny Larson, Amber Lugo and husband, Jose, Arin Riggs and husband, Jason and Brandy Torres and husband, Joe; eleven great-grandchildren; four brothers and sisters: Betty Fortier and husband, Milt of Mitchell, SD, Linda Weins and husband, John of Brighton, CO, Steve Larson and wife, Shirley of Rapid City, SD, Larry Larson and wife, Lela of Custer, SD and his best buddy, Sparky. He was preceded in death by his parents.