July 18, 2021

Robert Carl Larson, 85, of Lakeville, passed away July 18, with his sons Steven and James by his side. A gathering of family and friends will be 5-7 p.m., Monday, August 2, at the White Funeral Home, 20134 Kenwood Tr., Lakeville, MN (952-469-2723) with a sharing of memories at 7 p.m. Private Interment will take place in Grove City.

Bob was born Feb. 8, 1936 to Lowell and Linnea Larson on the family farm in Grove City. It was here that he honed his strong work ethic and his playful nature. Along with working the land and caring for the animals, he enjoyed teasing his younger sisters Joyce and Karen.

Bob had a wandering spirit that took him to California to find his fortune, but not a wandering eye. When his sister Joyce showed him a picture of her new friend, Doretta Lamberty, Bob raced right home to Minnesota, determined to marry the cute girl in the picture. After many dates to the local rink, where Bob impressed Doretta with his roller-skating moves, they were married Dec. 30, 1957. Bob and Doretta remained united for 60 years until Doretta’s death in 2017.

In addition to farming and flipping properties, Bob held a variety of jobs throughout his life. These jobs included bus driver for the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC), bus owner/driver for Prior Lake schools and grounds maintenance for the city of Edina at Centennial Lakes Park.

Yet, Bob always returned to farming. Alongside both of his sons, Bob continued to help make hay and move equipment until the day before his death.

Bob will be remembered for his easy-going nature, his many stories and his love for family and work. He will be missed greatly.

Bob is survived by his sons, Steven and James (Sandy) Larson; granddaughters, Alexis, Ashley and Ava; sisters, Joyce (Bill) Coll and Karen (Dayton) Peterson; and many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

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