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Dennis Larson, 77

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Dennis L. Larson 77, of Cottage Grove, Minn., passed away on Sept. 9.

He was born in Virginia, Minn., on Feb. 20, 1936. He married Dorothy Erickson on Nov. 25, 1956, and together they raised 5 children. More commonly known as "Denny" he worked for many years at Unipress after which he left to pursue his dream of owning his own business. He started modestly with a small John Deere shop in St. Paul Park, Minn., and later owned and operated "Lawn & Leisure" a John Deere dealership in Hastings, Minn.

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He was actively involved in snowmobile clubs for many years. He liked to stay busy and spent many hours working in his garage. More recently you would find him "whittling" walking staffs and figurines. Dennis especially loved to spend time with family and friends.

Dennis was proceeded in death by his father Harry Larson; Mother Helen (Bayuk) Larson; and daughter Lori Larson.

He is survived by his loving wife Dorothy A. (Erickson) Larson; son Dennis D. (Lynn)Larson; daughters, Donna Bourgoin, Lynda (David) Kuhn, Lisa (Randy)Larson; grandsons, Isaac (Kristi) Larson, Isaiah Larson, Josiah Larson, Harrison Bourgoin, Joseph Bourgoin, Bradley Larson; granddaughters, Ashley Jallow, Amanda Sprandel, Olivia Larson, Emily Kuhn, Kaitlyn Larson, Lydia Kuhn; and great-grandchildren Zamiah, Gabriel & Lucas. In addition to brothers, Kenny (Rosemary) Larson, Ronny (Joannie) Larson and sister Jeanelle (Gaylon) Lahr and many nephew; nieces and friends.

Memorial Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Zion Lutheran Church, 8500 Hillside Trail, Cottage Grove, MN 55016 with Pastor Mike Hanson officiating AND at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 612-308-6315, 9808 Hwy 53, Angora, MN 55073 with Pastor Joey (PJ) Bailey officiating.

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