David Fred Larson, Monticello


David Fred Larson, age 70, of Monticello, died on Monday July 14, 2014, from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident which occurred in St. Michael. Visitation was 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 18, at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway, Monticello. There was a prayer service at 5:30 p.m. Further visitation was one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at St. Henry Catholic Church, 1001 East Seventh Street, Monticello. Fr. Tony VanderLoop officiated. Interment was at St. Henry Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.
David was born Sept. 3, 1943, in Cokato, to Rueben and Pauline (Bolduc) Larson. He grew up near Albion Center and attended country school there. He graduated from Annandale High School. On April 10, 1964, he was united in marriage to Sharon Eichten. The couple raised their family in Maple Lake and have made their home in Monticello for the past 28 years. David had worked for Mammoth Industries and Nu Aire Inc. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and playing cards. His greatest joy in life was being “Papa” and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rueben and Pauline, sister, Sharon Remer and brother, Duwayne Larson. David is survived by his loving wife, Sharon;  son, Kevin (Anne) Larson, of Clearwater;  daughter, Paula (Todd) Roberts, of Monticello;  eight grandchildren;  seven great-grandchildren;  brother, Loren (Linda) Larson, of Buffalo;  several nieces and nephews;  and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.