John Larson

VIT_LarsonJohn R. Larson, 42, Marine on St. Croix died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 from injuries sustained in a car accident.

He was a nine-year member of the Scandia Fire and Rescue Department and served as the rescue training captain.

A gathering of family and friends was held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 at Roberts Family Funeral Home, 555 Centennial Dr. SW, Forest Lake. A celebration of John’s life with full firefighter funeral honors will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7 at Elim Lutheran Church, 20971 Olinda Trail N., Scandia, with a gathering beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Rutherford Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Paula; children, Jeremy, Chantel, Hannah; parents, Pat and Neil Larson; sister, Bridgett (Dan) Freimuth; brother, Eric (Carrie) Larson; mother and father-in-law, Sue and James Burton; sister-in-law, Pam (Dan) Mewhorter; nieces and nephews, Paul, Robert, James, Kelly, and Grace Freimuth, Wesley Larson, Allyssa and Kali Mewhorter.

He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Charlie Burton.