Larson, Frank R., Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on September 5, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Bernadette Larson. Devoted father of Debby (Eddington) Larson, Frank Jr. (Barbara) Larson, Terri (the late Darryl) Rogers, Paul (Marsha) Larson, and Patrick (Emily) Larson. Son of the late Frank and Ione Larson. Brother to the late Joanne Lloyd, David Larson, Patty Young, the late Rachel Morgan, and the late Johnny Larson. Cherished grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of 22.
Frank Larson was born in Glenwood, Minnesota and traveled throughout the Midwest at an early age. This was due to his parents being ministers; so as a result travel and moving was quite extensive for him as a boy and all the way up to teenage years. His parents were stationed in St Louis and moved on with Ministry and Frank remained in St Louis to finish out his high school in Wellston MO. After that, Frank served his country with the US Coast Guard. During that time when he was stationed in New York he met the love of his dreams, Bernie. He finished his duty with the Coast Guard and was married. Then Frank moved to California to start his life with his bride.
Frank started his civilian life as a lineman with Southern Cal Edison and eventually moved back to St.Louis. Upon arrival, Frank got into the electrical trade which became His official career as an electrician. Originally he was a constructional electrician but ended up with a prominent position as the lead electrical Foreman at John Cochran VA Medical Center. This is where he remained and finished out his career.
Frank had a great love for music that he cultivated into his family and friends. He enjoyed bowling, horseshoes, camping and yes on a couple occasions skydiving! This was at the age of 70 and after that a couple of years later. He was a loving father and always a provider for his family. Frank also would lend a helping hand whenever he could help someone out. This was because of his roots and why he was involved with Ministry: whether it was an electrical job, playing piano at a nursing home, or helping at the food pantry he was always ministry minded because of his spiritual upbringing. His outlook on life was always focusing on the positive things of life and was quick to Give the Lord Jesus praise for everything! And last but certainly not least we can't forget Frank's faithful friend and companion (Jack Russell Terrier) Max.
Visitation Wed. Sept. 12 at 8:30 am, eulogy at 9:15 am, and Funeral Mass at 9:30 am at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 2618 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, MO 63144. Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
Please no flowers. To honor Frank's memory please donate to Wounded Warrior Project, a charity close to his heart. https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Default.aspx?tsid=10043