Richard Larson

Richard “Dick” W. Larson, age 73 of Esko, passed away Monday, November 15, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. Dick was born March 2, 1948, in Duluth, the son of Warren and Muriel (Lofald) Larson. He graduated from Hermantown High School and was united in marriage to Susan Towle on April 25, 1969. Dick served in the Army National Guard. He and Sue owned and operated Country Creations in Esko since 1987. He enjoyed time on his boat, “Carved in Stone”, motorcycling and he belonged to the Motorcycle Club, flying remote controlled airplanes, and going to the Florida Flea Markets. Dick always found the need to build everything himself; whether it be making a new part for his lathe or welding something together from metal scrap he found on the road – he had a very creative mind. Dick was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Susan; sons, Dan (Kristine) Stonemark and Michael Larson; daughters, Lynnette Shannon, Julie (Bob) Pogorelec, and Wendy (Jerry) Lyytinen; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; and numerous friends. An evening visitation will be held Friday, November 19, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. The visitation will resume at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Esko on Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 12:00 noon until the 1:00 p.m. funeral service. Military Honors will be presented by the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard, followed with a luncheon in the Family Life Center. Interment service will be held in Augustana Cemetery on Midway Road. See the family online guest book at

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