Dr. David A. Larson

Dr. David A. Larson, of Edina, 79, died Nov. 11, after many years of living with Parkinson’s disease.

David was born March 4, 1940, in Wausau. He grew up in Wittenberg, graduating from Wittenberg High School in 1958. A graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, in chemistry in 1962, he married M. Kathryn (Hegdal) Larson, his partner in love and life shortly after. David attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and later specialized in neuroradiology. He served two years as a U.S. Army doctor in Tacoma, Washington, and taught in Tucson, Arizona, before settling into radiology practice at Metropolitan Medical Center and Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

David will be remembered for his kindness, energy and dedication to his family and profession. His passions included his family, time at the lake, travel, academics, music and theater, historical nonfiction, camping, projects, photography and his beloved grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his dear wife, Kathy, and parents, Art and Elenora (Rue) Larson.
Survived by children, Mark Larson (Jean Rehkamp), Jenny Larson (Michael Bischoff) and Jonathan Larson (Suzanne Kaufman); grandchildren, Andrew, Peter, Isaiah, Grace, Eleanor and Kathryn; siblings Miriam Gandrud (Gary), Larry Larson (Gail), Paul Larson (Dianne) and Susan Larson (Frank Morgan); brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. at Woodlake Lutheran Church, 2120 W. 76th St., Richfield. Visitation was held on Nov. 14 from 5-7 p.m., with a sharing of memories at 6:30 p.m., at Morris Nilsen Chapel, 6527 Portland Ave., Richfield and one hour prior to service at church.
Memorials to Woodlake Lutheran Church or St. Olaf College. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226. www.morrisnilsen.com