Fifty Lakes man dies in crash

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Leonard G. Larson

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Leonard G. Larson

Pequot Lakes

Leonard G. Larson, 79, of Pequot Lakes, Minn., died on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at St. Cloud Veterans Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. Services for Leonard were held on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Kedron Cemetery at 11 a.m. with Pastor Donna Olsen officiating. Lunch following service at Pequot Lakes Legion Post No. 49.

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Leonard was born on April 25, 1934, in rural Pequot Lakes to Victor and Lois (Shaffer) Larson. He was a 1952 Pequot Lakes High School graduate. Leonard served in the Army Paratroopers during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Japan. He married Mary Hardesty and they made their home in the area. Leonard was a retired union carpenter Local No. 361. He was a longtime member and past Commander of the Pequot Lakes American Legion Post No. 49. Leonard was a charter member of 40 and 8, No. 754. Leonard enjoyed polishing rocks, golf, hunting, and fishing. He was an expert at playing cards and liked spending time with friends.

Leonard is survived by his daughter, Sherrie (significant other, Bo) Franco; grandchildren, John (Mindy), Christine, and Anthony; great-grandson, John; sister, Vera (Wayne) Leek; sister-in-law, Dorothy Larson; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sons, Scott and Kevin; brother, Richard; and very good friend, Anna Bannister.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter, Minn.

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