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G.D. (Bud) Larson

Jun 19, 2009

Funeral services were held Monday, June 15, 2009 at Leeds Lutheran Church for longtime Leeds businessman G.D. (Bud) Larson, 81, who died Wednesday, June 10 at the Towner County Medical Center in Cando.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Bud was born July 7, 1927 at Leeds to Oscar and Clara (Hagen) Larson. He was raised in Leeds and graduated from Leeds Public School. At the age of 15 he began hauling cattle for area farmers and at age 17 ran a custom combining business. He and his brother, Cameron, operated a Mobil Oil service station in Leeds and also sold farm implements. He later bought an implement business in Leeds and operated it as Larson Implement for over 60 years in addition to farming. He also ran Larson Aircraft Sales for many years and was involved in the banking business for a time. He married Phyllis Martin on July 25, 1945 in Devils Lake. She died on Jan. 2, 2009.

He was a member of Leeds Lutheran Church, a life member of the Elks and served as manager of the Leeds Airport Authority for many years.

He is survived by sons, Gary and Rick, both of Leeds; a daughter, Jean Himle, Leeds; nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; brothers, Cameron and Curtis and sisters, Joyce Weisman and Eunice Mountain.

Pastor Richard Budd officiated. Music was provided by Nancy Silliman, soloist, and Jennifer Hagen, organist.

Casketbearers were grandsons, Blane Larson, Brock Larson, Gannon Larson, David Larson and Michael Himle.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Home, Leeds.

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