David E. Larson, 80, of Elk River, died June 15, 2020. He was born in St. Paul on June 12, 1940, and graduated from Murray High School in 1958.

He enlisted in the United States Army in 1958 and served as a radio teletype operator (Morse code) with the 1st Missile Battalion 333rd Artillery Regiment (PGM-11 Redstone) in Bad Kreuznach, West Germany (FRG) until 1961.

After returning from military service, he eventually followed in his father’s footsteps to work for Ford Motor Co. at the Twin Cities Assembly Plant. He married his first wife Janice in 1962. They were married for 23 years, until she died in 1985. David and Joan married in 1989 and were married for over 30 years. He retired from Ford Motor Co. as an inspector in 1999 after 35 years of hard work and dedication.

His memorial service has been held, with interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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