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James Larson 04/14/2024

James (Jim) Kevin Larson, age 73, of River Falls, WI, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 14, 2024. He was born on December 27, 1950, in River Falls, WI to George (Dugan) Charles Larson, Jr. and Eunice (Walton) Larson. Jim graduated from River Falls High School, class of 1969. He remained close with many of his classmates over the years. Jim was drafted into the US Army in May 1970. He was honorably discharged in 1972 and was awarded the National Defense ServiceMedal. Jim had a long career at 3M Chemolite, in Cottage Grove. He retired in April 2013 after 40+ years. Jim served as President of Greenwood Cemetery Association Board for many years. Board members called him “Mr. Everything” because he went above and beyond his expected duties and he was so passionate about the cemetery grounds. Jim was a loyal River Falls resident. You could often find him downtown or on the golf course. He always looked forward to his annual golf trip to Florida. The Packers, Badgers and Brewers were his favorite teams. He loved riding his Harley and listening to music, especially Bob Dylan, who he saw in concert over 25 times. Jim is survived by his sisters, Cinda (Randy) Hohler and Jane Larson, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother George (Butch) Charles Larson III, and sister Nancy Jo Nimtz.

A celebration to honor Jim’s life will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2024, from 2-5pm, at Johnnie’s Bar, 116 N. Main Street, River Falls, WI. A private family burial will be held at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery. Jim’s presence will be profoundly missed, but his memory will live on for all who knew him. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Bob Belknap Posted April 15, 2024 5:36 pm

    Soar with the Angels Lars, Love You Brother.

    • Jeff P Cudd Posted April 17, 2024 9:29 pm

      Oh no 😢

  • William Tait Posted April 17, 2024 12:49 pm

    Jim was a great guy to be around. He will be missed by many. RIP my friend.

  • Jerry Solum Posted April 17, 2024 2:52 pm

    What a great cousin, RIP Jim.

  • Peter solum Posted April 19, 2024 2:42 pm

    Jim was a great man cousin love you cousin miss you

  • Diane Maier Evenson Posted April 19, 2024 4:49 pm

    The sweetest and kindest man ever. Have known Jim for so many years and his friendship and joy he gave to others is unmeasurable. He will be so missed but know he’s already hugging and spreading much joy to all in heaven with that twinkle in his eyes.🫶♥️😘

  • Gary Larrabee Posted April 19, 2024 6:05 pm

    Just talked to him about 3 weeks ago, was hoping to see him.

  • Randy Morrow Posted April 19, 2024 6:49 pm

    You will be missed by many!!!
    Jim was a lifelong friend. Had lunch with him 3 weeks ago and had a wonderful conversation. He was doing great!!! Fly high my friend!!!

  • David Solum Posted April 20, 2024 12:52 am

    Rest in Peace Cuz, Jim what a day to be with your loving grandparents, your mom & dad, Butch & Nancy, what a wonderful day❤️

    Give you Dad a big hug and thank him for everything he has done for me and my family, I always want to live up to my Uncle Boots standards, miss him so much❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

  • Joanne Trabue Schultz Posted April 20, 2024 8:52 am

    Oh Jimmy – one of my brothers best friends and you two will be getting things in line together for the rest of. You were one terrific fellow and we were all lucky to have you in our lives. Too young to leave us. LOL Joel and Joanne

  • John & Joanne O’Connor Posted April 21, 2024 3:16 pm

    His smile is the first thing I see when I hear his name! Rest in Peace Jim with all your family & friends who were there to meet you on your re☝️✌️ Jeremiah 29:11

  • Christal Lynum Posted April 24, 2024 10:06 am

    Jim was “the boy next door” on 3rd Street when I moved to River Falls with my family in 1958, He always was friendly and sweet to me all the years later. He once went the extra mile to add grass seed to my dad’s grave at Greenwood Cemetary, which I happened to see him doing as I arrived at the site. May the fond memories of him by so many comfort Cinda and Jane.

  • Star Flanscha Posted April 27, 2024 2:49 pm

    Chuck and Jim were drafted at the same time, May 1970. They went through basic training together at Fort Bragg, NC. Chuck said one of their drill sargents called Jim “The Pillsbury Doughboy!” They had some fun times together. I graduated with Jim. He was just a very nice guy. RIP

  • Peter W Dahms Posted May 4, 2024 5:04 pm

    I will miss having you as a great pool teammate and friend.
    Rest in peace brother

  • Linda Fitzjarrell Posted May 15, 2024 2:24 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this news. It was always good to see him.

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