Stephen H. Larson

Jan. 31, 1951 – Jan. 3, 2019

Stephen H. Larson, 67,

New Town, died Thurs-

day, January 3, 2019 at his

home.

Stephen was born Janu-

ary 31, 1951 to Lawrence

and Geraldine (Morin)

Larson in Minot. Steve

was raised, along with his

sister and brother, in New

Town and on the family

farm in Keene. He attend-

ed the reservation country

school through sixth

grade where he some-

times rode horse to and

from school.

Steve then attended

New Town High School.

He was on the first wres-

tling team in the late

1960s. He also enjoyed in-

tramural basketball. Dur-

ing lunch and after

school, he could be found

shooting baskets with his

classmates and friends

behind the Lutheran

church. In the summers of

his high school years, he

worked as a farm and

ranch hand for David Nel-

son. He enjoyed attending

local rodeos with his

friends. Upon his gradua-

tion in 1969, he worked

for an oil field service

company.

Steve was drafted into

the United States Army,

during the Vietnam war,

on February 9, 1971. He

left on the train out of

Stanley to the inductions

center in Fargo. His basic

training was at Fort Lewis

in Washington and was

followed by AIT at Fort

Leonard Wood, Missouri

and Fort Polk, Louisiana.

Steve was medically

separated and honorably

discharged on November

23, 1971.

In the 1970s, Steve and

his mother, Geraldine,

lived in Whittier and La

Mirada, California, near

his grandparents’ home

and several aunts, uncles

and cousins. They made

many trips back to New

Town to visit friends and

family. They moved back

to New Town in 1980

when Steve had his home

built. Steve’s disability

never kept him from be-

ing housebound. The

friendships he developed

over the years truly be-

came family. His friends’

children knew him as

“Uncle Steve”.

His contagious per-

sonality and kind heart

touched so many lives.

Steve sponsored a

women’s soft ball team

known as “Steve’s Girls”

for many years. He and

his life-long friend,

Jerome Jarski, lead these

ladies to many games, vic-

tories, road trips and ad-

ventures. He enjoyed at-

tending weddings, birth-

days, pontoon rides and

family gatherings. His

knowledge of automobiles

was legendary. He loved

Nascar Racing, with his

favorite driver being Dale

Earnhardt Sr. “The Intimi-dator”.

Steve was a member of

Paralyzed Veterans of

America, Disabled

Veterans of America,

Beck-Shervan-Foreman

American Legion Post 290

of New Town, and Viet-

nam Veterans of Ameri-

can Chapter 487. He had

many pets throughout the

years which he spoiled

with his care; they were

his babies. The local an-

imal shelters were one of

the many causes he regu-

larly supported. To know

Steve was to love him. He

was a friend, brother, un-

cle and papa to many.

Those that knew him will

never forget him.

Steve is survived by his

sister, Maureen “Renee”

Evenson (Kelly) of New

Town; brother, Ronald

Larson of Anthem, AZ;

aunt, Carol Kaveany of

Bakersfield, CA;

numerous nieces and

nephews; and his pets,

Spike and Trouble.

He was preceded in

death by his parents,

Lawrence and Geraldine

Larson; paternal and

maternal grandparents;

numerous aunts and un-

cles; nephew Gerald Gay;

and his pets, Hooch and

Buddy.

Funeral: Saturday,

January 12, 2019 at 11

a.m. at Bethel Lutheran

Church, New Town.

Visitation: Friday from

noon to 5 p.m. at

Langhans Funeral Home,

Parshall.

Memorials are preferred

to New Town Fire or Am-

bulance Departments or

the Souris Valley Humane

Society of Minot.

(www.langhansfuneral

home.com).