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Of Buffalo, MN

March 3, 1950 – February 2, 2024

Visitation

Friday, February 9, 2024

one hour prior to the service

The Peterson Chapel – Buffalo, MN

Funeral Service

Friday, February 9, 2024

11:00 a.m.

The Peterson Chapel – Buffalo, MN

Interment

Benson Community Cemetery – Benson, MN

William “Bill” Larson, age 73, of Buffalo, MN, passed away on February 2, 2024.

Bill was a 1968 graduate of Washburn High School in Minneapolis, MN. He went on to study Business at Mankato State University in Mankato, MN.  While his work life was important to him, spending time on Lake Charlotte or coaching youth hockey brought him greater enjoyment.

In 1995 Bill, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and spent close to 29 years battling his disease. Through everything, he never lost the ability to tell bad Dad jokes, his love of candy and his great smile and laughter.

Loving father and Papa, he is survived by daughter, Kathy (Jason) Campfield and son, Chris (Allyson) Larson; grandchildren, TJ, Bailey and Webb and wonderful caregiver/companion, Bonnie Mattson; siblings, Tom Larson (Jill), Ronn Larson and Judy(Rick)  Hauritz

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rholan and Ruth Larson and brother, Mark Larson.

Funeral services for Bill will be held on Friday, February 9th at 11:00am with visitation one hour prior to the service all at The Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Avenue, Buffalo, MN.

Private family interment at the Benson City Cemetery in Benson, MN will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Bill’s honor to the nationalmssociety.org

Arrangements were entrusted to The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Rick and Laurel Long

    Bill was a special person and member of Robert’s Ridge for as long as we have lived here. He will be missed.

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  2. Karin and Butch Fursather

    Bill was a very nice man. He always had a smile when we visited him.
    Prayers to his family during this difficult time.

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  3. Greg Berger

    Bill became one of my best friends the minute I met him at our college dorm many years ago. He always greeted me with a big smile, a hardy handshake, and saying “BergerMeister how are you doing, you’re looking excellent today!” I have missed him over these last years and will continue to do so. But I’m honored and happy to have known Bill and had him as my friend. I will always remember Bill.
    – Greg Berger

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  4. Jim Duncan

    I moved to MN in 1968 to go to Mankato State. I didn’t know anyone else attending the school. I got very lucky in that I was assigned Bill Larson as a roommate. What a great guy. We hit it off right away and stayed roommates through most of college and good friends from then on. Bill had a quiet charisma that made it so very easy to be around him. More often than not it put him at the center of whatever we had going on. We had a lot of fun and he was always someone I could talk to or joke with about anything. It was a true pleasure to have him in my life.

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  5. Roxy Arneson

    Bill was one of my brother Rick’s, best friends. Hence he became a good friend of mine. He was always funny and kept a smile on his face even when life dealt him a rotten hand. When my son Jackson was born (34 year’s ago) he became a part of the “guys” and he loved going to “Sugar Shore’s” and hanging out with Bruce, Bill and Rick. Bill called Jackson “Frogman” because he was always catching critters of some kind or another. Bill was loved by many and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

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