James Larson, 1951-2017

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Memorial services for James A. Larson, 66, of Albert Lea will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Central Freeborn Lutheran Church. The Rev. Matt Griggs will officiate. A private interment will take place at a later date. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday 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 Larson

James Albert Larson was born Jan. 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 Oct. 7, 1972, Jim was united in marriage to Deanna Bauer.

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He was a member of Central Freeborn Lutheran Church, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation and 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 almost 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, and 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 (fiance, 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 the family, Tracie.

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