Rocky Larsen, 1954-2016

Published 9:25 am Monday, March 21, 2016

Memorial services for Rocky A. Larsen of Albert Lea will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Albert Lea veterans organizations. Friends may visit with family from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour before the service at the church. There will be a casual

Rocky Larsen

Rocky Larsen

gathering with refreshments following the interment at the Eagle’s Club in Albert Lea.

Rocky died on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. He was 62.

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He was born on Jan. 7, 1954, in Albert Lea, the son of Alvin and Leatrice “Kay” (Knudtson) Larsen.

He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church.

Rocky attended Albert Lea High School and then proudly served his country in the United States Marines.

He later was in the Reserves, serving his country from 1972 until his honorable discharge in 1978. He received his GED while in the service and also attained the reputation of excellence as a marksman.

Rocky married Mary Samudio on Sept. 4, 1978, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.

They were later divorced. He worked at Imperial and later Larsen Manufacturing.

Rocky had many interests including fishing, camping, carpentry, playing pool and watching football. He was a proud member of the Eagle’s Club in Albert Lea.

He loved hosting the Fourth of July barbecue and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Rocky will be greatly missed by his father, Alvin Larsen, of Albert Lea; his four children, Roxanna Tietz of Bloomington, Heather Larsen and fiance, Tyler Baas, and children Brandon, Makayla, Madalynn and soon to arrive Brantley, Travis Larsen of Albert Lea, and Kristan (Dustin) Lynch and son, Carter, of Albert Lea; siblings Danny Tuttle of Twin Lakes, Dixie (Ron) Mills of Sacramento, California, Robin Larsen of Albert Lea, Penny (Chuck) Mixson of Fairmont and Rikki Wrolson (David Zellmer) of Fairmont; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.

Rocky Larsen

Rocky Larsen

He was preceded in death by his mother, Leatrice “Kay” Larsen; sister-in-law, Patricia Tuttle; his maternal and paternal grandparents; and aunts and uncles.

In addition to protecting his country, Rocky took great pride in protecting those he loved. He will be affectionately remembered as the soft-hearted protector of all.