Roger L. Larson
Roger L. Larson, 83, Barstow, Calif., passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 18, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Barstow, Calif, with a rosary at 10 a.m., followed by a mass at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Mountain View Memorial Cemetery.
Roger was born Oct. 30, 1936 in Lake Mills, to Harland and Stella (Honsey) Larson. He was baptized and confirmed at Silver Lake Lutheran Church, rural Northwood.
Roger graduated in 1954 from Emmons High School, Emmons, Minn. He worked for the City of Albert Lea, Minn., in the utility department for five years.
He was drafted into the Army on Nov. 12, 1959, and was honorably discharged in 1962, which brought him to Monterey, Calif.
Roger moved to Barstow, Calif., in 1963, where he met the love of his life, and he and Gabina were married in Barstow in 1965. They raised their family and spent the rest of their married lives together in Barstow.
Roger held various jobs in the area, retiring from DynCorp, Fort Irwin Division, Fort Irwin, Calif., as a maintenance mechanic.
Roger is survived by his wife, Gabina; three children: Kathleen (Paul) Borruel, Kristine Chavez, and Steven Larson (Kathleen Hood); son-in-law, Larry T. Graves; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Becky and Jim Cox, Lake Havasu, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harland and Stella Larson; a daughter, Sandra Graves; sister, Sharon Larson Seedorf; and brother-in-law, Gary Seedorf.