Gary A. Larson, 73

Gary Allen Larson, age 73, of Dassel, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, after a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

A celebration of life (outdoor) for Gary will take place at the Darwin/Dassel Park on Hwy 12 Saturday, Aug. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. Please join family and friends in remembering Gary at the park he helped create, and feel free to hike or ride the trails on horseback in Gary’s honor. Members of Gary’s family and close friends will be at the park from Friday evening through Sunday morning, camping with horses as Gary requested.

He was born March 24, 1944, in St. Paul, to Oren and Alice (Allen) Larson.

Gary loved horses and spent the majority of his free time involved with them in one way or another.

He was also involved with numerous volunteer organizations, and took pride in doing things for other people. He never hesitated to lend a hand to someone in need.

Gary is survived by four of his children, Stephen Buck, Kelli (Dave) Schmidt, Keri (Paul) Wesley, and Kenneth (Patty) Larson; four grandchildren, Zachary and Kaitlyn Wesley of Dassel, and Emily and Zander Larson of Cokato.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; and a son, Keith Larson.

Gary will be dearly missed by his family and countless friends and acquaintances he met along the trail.

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