Funeral services for Gary Larson are Saturday in Sauk Rapids

Gary L. Larson, age 66 of Milaca, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia.
Gary was born July 7, 1947 in St. Cloud to Duane & Evelyn (Deppa) Larson and grew up in the Foley area.  He married Sandy Cruser on Aug. 21, 1970 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids.
They lived in the Sauk Rapids/St. Cloud area prior to moving to Milaca in 1987.
Gary was the editor of the Mille Lacs County Times and was the former sports editor of the St. Cloud Times.  Gary was a humble, generous, thoughtful, quick witted person with a great sense of humor.
He was a grand marshal of the Milaca Parade and was very involved in the activities of the community of Milaca.
He will be remembered as an icon in sports history in Milaca both for his writing and photography.
Gary was a proud father, grandfather, uncle and friend who rarely missed an opportunity to make himself available.
Survivors include his wife Sandy of Milaca; daughter Andrea (Brad) Johnson of St. Cloud and son Christopher (Danielle) Larson of Lake Worth, Fla.; brother and sisters Jerry (Denise) Larson of Foley, Mary Kay (Mike) Mix of St. Cloud, Diane (Rob) Gohman of Clear Lake, and Karen Larson of Foley; and grandchildren, Kelsie, Cayden, Chloe, Cassie, Keira, Cavin, and Katelynn.  Gary was preceded in death by his parents and brother Terry Larson.
Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids.  Rev. Robert Harren will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church.
Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
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