Steven L. Larson

 

Steven Lyle Larson 12-23-1954 – 4-13-2022

Steve Larson 67, of Rochester, MN passed away April 13, 2022, at his home with his devoted wife of 38 years by his side. He fiercely fought a 7-year battle with Multiple Myeloma Cancer.

Steve was born in Augusta, Georgia to Lloyd Larson and Marian Cutshall Larson.  They moved to Rochester when Steve was 6 weeks old.

Steve graduated from Mayo High School in 1973.  He entered the Air Force immediately upon graduation.

He spent 23 years traveling the world visiting foreign countries such as Okinawa, Paraguay, and South Korea.  While stationed at Vandenberg AFB, CA and Warren AFB, WY, from 1989 – 1993.  He was in the Geodetic Survey section and team leader with the Defense Mapping Agency.  He managed survey teams temporarily located worldwide. Also lead survey teams on government surveys, including mapping Paraguay, space shuttle landing system, and airport surveys.  At F.E. Warren Air Force Base, he was First Sergeant and base contracting office manager before retiring and returning to Rochester, MN.  He retired at the rank of SMSgt.

In Rochester he became known as the “computer guy” for the American Cancer Society or Technology Support Analyst.  He maintained connections for American Cancer Society (ACS) offices and Hope Lodges in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, also ACS offices and Hope Lodges and Mayo Clinic.

He retired from ACS in 2017 due to cancer.

Steve married his soulmate Gina Greenwalt on July 21,1984 at Vandenberg AFB.  Steve is survived by his wife, his youngest brother Ron of Burnsville, MN; 3 aunts and many cousins.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents and brother David of Mankato.

Visitation will be held at Rochester Cremation Services, 1605 Civic Center Dr NW, Rochester, MN on Wednesday April 20, from 3-6 pm.  A Military of Honors funeral service will be held in Preston, MN at the State of Minnesota’s Veterans Cemetery at 10 AM April 21, 2022

In lieu of flowers please donate to two of Steve’s favorite charities, Best Friends and Safe Haven Animal Shelter.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Steve may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com

2 thoughts on “Steven L. Larson

  1. Steve was a kind man with a gentle spirit. He also had a great sense of humor, a wonderful smile and huge heart filled with love for Gina and kitties. People were his passion at ACS…and keeping our computers in working order. He never met a computer “blue screen of death” that he couldn’t bring back to life. Even the dreaded black screen was no match for Steve and his skills… though I thought he was kidding when he said to press this certain key rapidly13 times and hit the power button. And it worked, of course! Steve knew his stuff! His passion and expertise kept communication flowing throughout ACS offices and Hope Lodges.
    Gina – my heart goes out to you. The love and bond you and Steve shared was beautiful. May God wrap you in His love and peace. May wonderful memories warm your heart and dry your tears.

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