Jerome V. Larson, 87

Jerome V. Larson, 87

Funeral services for Jerome V. Larson, 87, of Brandon, were held Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 at Kimball Protestant Parish in Kimball with burial in the Riverview Cemetery at Chamberlain, S.D.

Mr. Larson passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.  

Jerome Vernon Larson was born on Jan. 18, 1931 in Wagner to Harry F. and Agnes (Hult) Larson. He attended grade school at Wagner and graduated from high school in 1948 from Pukwana school. Jerome was united in marriage to Helen Anna Svenson on Feb. 14, 1954 in Chamberlain. Jerome served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956, stationed in Germany for most of that time. Jerome was happy that Helen and Harris joined him during his time in Germany. After returning from Germany, he engaged in farming and raising black Angus cattle in Pukwana with his father and brothers. In 1966, the family moved to Kimball, S.D., expanding the family farm. Jerome brought one of the first four-wheel drive tractors into Brule County from Canada. He was always trying to find ways to be more efficient in farming and in growing the farm.

He retired in 1996 and he and Helen moved to Brandon. Jerome started a tree farm, which kept him busy and meeting new people. They enjoyed many winters in Texas with family and friends. Jerome was proud that he and Helen traveled extensively throughout the years. He enjoyed playing cards, watching the stock market, and spending time with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Jerome was a previous member of Kimball Lutheran Church and a current member of the Brandon Lutheran Church. 

Grateful for having shared his life was his wife of 64 years, Helen; six children; Harris of Brandon, Evie (Ron) Weber of Pukwana, Philip (Leanne) of Pukwana, Briann (Lisa) of Kimball, Karren (Eric Perkinson) McKercher of Brandon, and Teresa (Brad) Bjorklund of Burnsville, Minn.; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four siblings; and many nieces and nephews.

Proceeding him in death were his parents, three siblings, a daughter-in-law, Patti, a granddaughter, Danelle, and a grandson, Caleb.

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