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Richard Bruce Larson

Tue, Nov 27th, 2012
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Richard Bruce Larson, age 78, of New Hope, passed away November 10, 2012 after several years of declining health. Bruce was born May 22, 1934 in Spring Grove, MN, to parents Clifford and Ione Larson. He grew up in Choice, MN and graduated from Rushford High School in 1952. After high school, he attended Winona State College; joined the army and was stationed at Fort Clayton, Panama; and received his electrical engineering degree from the University of Minnesota.

He married Yvonne Haslerud, who grew up in Rushford, on Dec. 26, 1959. For a short time, he worked at Lightning and Transients Research in Minneapolis; the remainder of his career he worked at Honeywell in Hopkins. In retirement, he enjoyed tracing his Norwegian roots and growing his wood pile.

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne; son, Brett of Bloomington; daughter, Rachel (Steve) Gibson of Eden Prairie; grandson, Brad Gibson; along with 4 nephews and 2 nieces. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Diane Sudheimer and Sondra Hughes, and brother, Noel.

A remembrance celebration for Bruce and his brother, Noel, who also passed away this November, will be at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, December 30, 2012 in the Highland Prairie Church Fellowship Hall.

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