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Thursday July 13th, 2017
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Friday July 14th, 2017

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James Albert Larson

Memorial services for James A. Larson, age 66, of Albert Lea, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Central Freeborn Lutheran Church.  Rev. Matt Griggs will officiate.  A private interment will take place at a later date. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Jim died Monday, July 10, 2017 at his home.

James Albert Larson was born on January 20, 1951 in Albert Lea, the son of Orlan and Helen (Tolzmann) Larson.  He grew up in Emmons and graduated from Emmons High School.  On October 7, 1972, Jim was united in marriage to Deanna Bauer. Jim worked for many years as a mechanic in the Freeborn County Highway Department until his retirement in 2013. He was a member of Central Freeborn Lutheran Church, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Sons of the American Legion Post 317. Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys, grandchildren, and buddies, cooking and making his famous Jumper’s Jungle Juice BBQ Sauce. His greatest joy was his grandchildren. He loved to watch Jeopardy (and knew most every answer).  Jim also searched for great finds on the internet – if you ever needed something, he would find it!

Jim is survived by his wife, Deanna; three sons: Aaron and his children Hannah (Jordan), Chloe, Avery, Orlan, and Brooke; Seth (Erica) and their children Isaiah, Eve and Abel; Matt (Carrie) and their child Tyler; great-grandson, Jayce; mother, Helen; brother, Greg (Linda) and their sons: Michael, and his children, Madison and Brianna; and Andrew (Angie) and their children Grady and Reese; sister, Julie (fiancé Lee) and her children Riley and Alexa, and her children Shea and Forrest; fathers-in-law, Arnie and Paul; and a very important part of our family, Tracie.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Orlan; mother-in-law, Joan; his grandparents, and three grandbabies.

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Jim was a good life long friend and classmate. His zest for fun was never ending. A gentle giant that will be sorely missed.

Ruby Dahle Guhlke Jul 19 2017 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Ron and Piper (Tolzmann) DuBois Jul 14 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Jul 13 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Amber (Moszer) Power Jul 13 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Larson

Steve, Carol and Chad Goette Jul 13 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Larson

Greg and Linda Jul 13 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Larson

Brian Rogge Jul 13 2017 12:00 AM

Thank you Danny!

Julie Jul 12 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Larson

Julie, Lee, Alexa, Riley, Shae, and Forrest Jul 12 2017 12:00 AM

It doesn't seem real to me yet, to have lost my brother without a last word, to know my 3 nephews will forage on without their dad to guide them, to know my sister-in-law will have to carry on her life in a new way now, that my poor mother will have to suffer losing her eldest son, that his sweet grand babies will have to be reminded of their papa, and that my other brother lost a partner in crime. May his memory bring smiles, laughter, and even some tears as we let go of one of us. Peace in your hearts Dede, Aaron, Seth, Matt. I love you all.

Julie Jul 12 2017 12:00 AM

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