Roger DuWayne Larson of Farmington, Minnesota | 1954 - 2020 | Obituary
Friday, Sep 11, 2020
April 16, 1954 - September 05, 2020
Roger DuWayne Larson, age 66, of Farmington, MN passed away at his home on Saturday, September 5th, surrounded by his loving family. Roger was born in Viroqua, WI on April 16, 1954. He was the third of five sons born to James and Doris Larson of rural Westby, WI. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, older brother David, and infant nephew John.
Growing up on a dairy farm served as the foundation for Roger to continue his passion for working in the dairy industry. Following his graduation from UW-River Falls, he worked for Midland Cooperative that later became Land O’ Lakes where he spent 33 years in numerous roles in the dairy feed division helping dairy farmers. While working at Land O’ Lakes, he earned his MBA from St. Thomas University. Upon retirement from Land O’ Lakes, he continued his career in the livestock feed business spending nine years at Quality Liquid Feeds (QLF) in Dodgeville, WI.
Roger never forgot his roots and made it a priority to annually attend the Westby Ski Jump, Syttendi Mai Festival, and the Vernon County Fair. Roger’s greatest joy was his family who cherished the love he showed them. Roger enjoyed yearly family trips to the North Shore, and attending Packers, Twins and Wild games.
He was a loving husband, devoted father, and adoring grandfather. Roger is survived by his loving wife Georgia, son Anthony (Kathleen) Larson; daughters Andrea (Eric) Harms, Laura (Kent) Olson, and Melissa Watts. Roger and Georgia have been blessed with four grandchildren: Matthew, Kathryn, Adisson, and Jackson. He is also survived by sister-in-law Jan Larson and brothers Larry (Nila), Gary (Lori), Kevin (Julie); as well as two aunts, and several nieces and nephews.
The memorial service will be held outdoors on Friday, September 11th at 11:00 AM at Farmington Lutheran Church at 20600 Akin Road, Farmington, MN 55024 with visitation at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Farmington Lutheran Church or Twin Cities Autism Foundation (www.tcautism.com).
Interment will be at a future date at the Country Coon Prairie Cemetery in Westby, WI.