William Larson

Dec. 13, 1925-Feb. 9, 2020

William “Bill” Kaey Lar-

son died Sunday, Febru-

ary 9, 2020, at Trinity

Nursing Home in Minot,


Bill was a lifelong

Minot resident born at

Trinity Hospital on De-

cember 13, 1925 to Willi-

am Konrad Larson and Al-

ice Pauline (Sylstad) Lar-

son. His great

grandparents, Carl and Eli

Larson, were early Mouse

River Valley pioneers and

his grandparents, Charles

and Margit Larson, were

the first marriage in the

valley. Bill attended

Nedrose Grade School on

Hwy 52 southeast of

Minot near the family

farm for grades 1 through

8 and graduated from

Minot High School in

1943. His confirmation

took place at First Luth-

eran Church in Minot.

He enlisted in the US

Navy on May 29, 1944

and went to boot camp at

Camp Waldron in Far-

ragut, ID. Bill’s assign-

ment was Seabees at Iwo

Jima from Feb. 1945 until

he was honorably

discharged June 4, 1946 in

Minneapolis, MN as an

electrician’s mate 3rd

class. Returning to Minot

he worked for Goodman

Farm and Electric wiring


On April 2, 1947 he and

Corrine Grindy were mar-

ried at her home. He was

married to his sweetheart

for 69 years. In October

1947 Bill joined Northern

States Power Co. as a line-

man, using hooks and a

belt to climb poles. He

was promoted to superin-

tendent and retired March

1984. Community activi-

ties were Zion Lutheran

Church, Nedrose School

Board, Credit Union

Board, Elks, Golden K’s,

VFW, and American Le-

gion. During retirement

Bill traveled with their

fifth wheel, managed the

farm, volunteered for

Meals on Wheels, and was

a regular at the truck stop

for breakfast.

On November 3, 2007,

Bill was proudly escorted

by his son, Clint, on the

WDAY Honor Flight to

Washington, DC to honor

WW II veterans by visit-

ing the WW II Memorial

built in their honor.

Those Fortunate to

Share His Life: sons: Clin-

ton (Ardella), Fargo, ND;

Michael, Palmdale, CA;

Dr William (Jeanette),

Lake Park, MN; Paul

(Kim), Minot, ND, sister:

Marjorie Agrey,

brothers-in-law: Kenneth

(Stella) Grindy and Lyle

(Carole) Grindy,

sister-in-law: Aldine Grin-

dy, six grandchildren,

three great grandchildren

and many nieces and


He was preceded in

death by his wife, Cor-

rine, his parents and

brother Clinton.

Visitation will be on

Thursday, February 20,

2020 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm

at Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Funeral service will be

at Zion Lutheran Church,

Friday, February 21, 2020

at 10:30 am with

Burial at Sunset

Memorial Gardens at

12:30 pm.

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot