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Bernard H. Larson

October 8, 1930 - October 3, 2007

Burial Date October 5, 2007

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Larson, Bernard H. (Bernie) age 76, of Richfield, MN, passed away on Oct. 1, 2007. Bernie was born on Oct. 8, 1930 in Huron, SD, the son of Alvin and Mayme Larson. He moved to the Twin Cities area in 1936 with his widowed mother and sister. He graduated from Washburn High School in June 1948 and entered the US Navy and was honorably discharged in 1950. Bernie started his career in Land Surveying as a novice in the Hennepin County Surveyors Office in 1953 and attained professional licensure as a land Surveyor in 1971. After retiring in 1992, Bernie pursued his passion for travel by visiting Norway, his ancestral home, the animals of Africa in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, the antiquity of Egypt, China including the Panda Bear sanctuary and Mexico’s wintering site of the monarch Butterfly. He became an amatuer but avid senior tennis player and participated in a writing class to document his travel experiences and memoirs. Bernie is survived by his wife, Ruth; 3 sons, Kent (Cheryl), Scott (Jean), and Greg; daughters, Lori (Ron) Heller and Faith (Pat) McGowan; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and special friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the MN Society of Professional Surveyors Scholarship Fund. Funeral services Friday at 11:30 AM in Augustana Lutheran Church, 1400 South Robert St., St Paul with his visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Henry W. Anderson Mortuary