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Steven Larson

Oct. 3, 1951-March 5, 2011

Former Detroit Lakes resident Steven Frederick Larson, 59, of Fargo, died Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Elim Rehab and Care Center in Fargo, surrounded by loved ones.

Steve was born to Delmar and Kathryn (Householder) Larson on October 3, 1951 in Fargo. He graduated from Fargo North High School and attended Moorhead State College. Steve grew up in Fargo and enjoyed embarking on trips with his family to their cabin on Pelican Lake, enjoyed boxing and his Honda motorcycle.

More recently Steve enjoyed activities such as fishing, boating, reading, woodworking, gardening, cooking and watching NASCAR.

Steve was employed as business and finance manager at Lakes Ford, Rydell Ford and Bill Schwartz Ford Dealership. Most recently, he was employed at DakTech in Fargo as regional sales manager.

Three years ago, Steve suffered two severe strokes, which caused recent times to be difficult for Steve and for those close to him. Through these times, he fought harder than most of us could have ever imagined. Despite multiple complications with his communication skills, he was still able to make those around him laugh.

Steve's strength will forever be an inspiration to those who remember him.

Surviving Steve are his wife Jane, of Detroit Lakes; children, Ben (Kerri) Larson of Delano, Minn., Sarah (Blake) Mastin, Michael Larson, Katie Larson and Chris Larson, all of Detroit Lakes: two grandchildren, Trinity and Justus: his sister, LeeAnne (Chris) Hanson of Moorhead; and companion, Beverly Myers of Fargo.

His parents preceded him in death.

Steve will be missed by many, but will forever remain in the hearts and minds of those who cared for him.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in the Elim Care Center Chapel, Fargo, with visitation for one hour preceding the service.

West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, is providing arrangements. Those wanting to share memories and condolences may use the messages of sympathy section at