Donald Winton Larson, age 90, of Cambridge died February 24, 2010 at his home at Riverhills/The Commons-GracePointe in Cambridge. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 27th at First Baptist Church in Cambridge. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Cambridge Union Cemetery.
Donald Winton Larson was born December 6, 1919 in Cambridge to Gunnard and Magda (Kron) Larson. He was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge High School, Classof 1937. Donald was a dairy farmer and had a herd of Gurnsey cattle. He lived his entire life on the family farm and beginning in the mid 1960’s he also worked at the Cambridge State Hospital for several years. Don’s faith was very important to him and he was an active member of First Baptist Church in Cambridge where he enjoyed many and various church activities over the years. His church was his social life and he would also be seen at many funeral services. Don was very much a Cambridge resident and only 1 or 2 times did he take a road trip with his brother, Gordon, that took him away from Cambridge. Donald’s nieces and nephews remember him as their fun uncle who made their trips to the farm enjoyable with the wagon and tractor rides. Don moved from the farm to his apartment in Riverhills about a year ago.
Donald died unexpectedly at his home on February 24, 2010 at the age of 90 years, 2 months and 18 days.
Donald is survived by his brother, Gordon of Cambridge; sister-in-law, Doris Larson of Isanti; and by nieces, nephews and by many other relatives and friends.
Tammy Forslund says
Don was a sweet man and I will miss seeing him. Recently at Riverhills, but most of my memories will be seeing him at Ostrom’s Greenhouse, the many community functions that he would show up at: fundraisers, school plays and concerts, christmas programs…..what a great example of staying active and being involved in spite of knowing people or age! He was great! He always made me smile!
Joe Zellmer says
Helped Don bale hay when I was a teen growing up on North Main in the late 60’s early 70’s. Shot my first Grouse and Pheasant on his land and fished the river. He was a wonderful man! My condolences to the family.
Paul Arneson says
Don was always an encouragement to me while I pastored at First Baptist. I remember taking a group of teenagers to his house to put in our canoes at the river nearby. I will miss Don.