Ernest Elroy Larson, age 92, of South Haven, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019.
He was born March 10, 1927, in French Lake Township, to Louis and Myrtle (Erickson) Larson.
Ernest attended Lee school through the eighth grade.
He was united in marriage to Dorothy Peterson July 31, 1948.
Ernest took pride in being a dairy farmer until his passing, hauling milk for many years to Knapp and Kingston. He also worked for the canning factory, and picking sweet corn by hand,. He was very seldom seen without his striped bib overalls on.
Ernest enjoyed hunting, netting smelt, spearing, and listening to the Minnesota Twins on the radio.
He is survived by his children, Karen Duarte, Deanna Mueller (Bob Haapala), Loren (Tammy), John (Mary Ann), Gail (Mark) Dunderi, Mike (Robyn), Tom (Barb), Robert (Emily), and Mariann Helmin; 27 grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; sisters Marilyn (Glenn) Bakeberg, and Carol (John) Kelly; and many nieces and nephews.
Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Myrtle; wife, Dorothy; a son, David; sister, Doris Kotila; brother, Norman; and son-in-law Tom Mueller.
A memorial service took place Thursday, April 25 at 1 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in French Lake Township, with a gathering of family and friends two hours prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements were with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato; www.swansonpeterson.com.