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“Betty, So sorry about Jack's passing. What a wonderful testimony your marriage gave to me. Please call me if any questions/concerns come up. ...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Denise Nault

“Betty and Kris, I am sorry to hear of Jack's passing. You are in my Thoughts and Prayers. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Kory Rogers (Syrjanen)

“Betty Jean Larson, I am so sorry for your loss. Reach out to God and He will sustain you. You are in my prayers. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Cheryl Norman, RN

KINGSFORD - Jack Larson, 82, of Kingsford, died Sunday, June 8, 2008, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.

He was born on May 3, 1926, in Evanston, Ill., the son of the late Ole and Marion (Gray) Larson.

Jack graduated from Thorton High school. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

Jack married Betty Nelson on July 25, 1946, at Queen of Apostle Church in Riverdale, Ill.

Jack worked was a police officer and then a fireman for the Village of Dolton, Ill. He retired as the fire chief in 1988, after 36 years of service. He and Betty moved to Kingsford following his retirement.

Jack was a proud member of St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He was also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and a past chaplain and member of the Paul Gall American Legion Post 29 in Riverdale.

Jack loved his dogs, having many Boxers and Bull Mastiffs throughout the years. He enjoyed bowling, dancing and fishing and he loved to work in his yard while his grandsons were around.

Jack is survived by his wife, Betty; two grandsons, Kristopher (Jennifer) of North Judson, Ind., and Daniel of Oaklawn, Ill.; three great-grandchildren, Brayden, Malena, and Micah; and a former daughter-in-law, Linda Montet of Munster, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his son, John on Aug. 7, 2002.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kingsford.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Fr. Michael Woempner will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial.

Burial will be in Cemetery Park.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Jack Larson online at

The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.