September 20, 1950 - June 16, 2018
Ronald Paul Larson, 67 of Mallard, IA passed away peacefully at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg, IA on June 15th, 2018 after a year – long battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 22nd at Mallard United Methodist Church. The Reverend Bea Kinzler will officiate. Interment will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 21st at Mallard United Methodist Church. Ronald Paul was born on September 20, 1950 in Emmetsburg, IA. He graduated from Mallard High School in 1968. He wed Richelle Jean Stockton on December 16, 1972. Later that same year, he graduated from Wayne State College with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. He taught and coached for three years in Marquette, NE before joining Larson Oil Corporation, the family gas station business, for the next ten years. Ronald was employed by Mallard Community School District in 1986 as the industrial education teacher and head boys’ basketball coach, leading Mallard to back to back state tournament appearances (1990, 1991). He later finished his career as principal of West Bend - Mallard Community School district retiring in 2006. He was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church in Mallard, IA. Ronald enjoyed a good golf game with friends and fraternity brothers, singing, playing the guitar and trumpet, and listening to music. His main passion was his family and grandchildren, attending numerous sporting events, concerts, and dance recitals. The road was well traveled between Mallard, IA and both Estherville, IA and Kansas City, MO, where the grandchildren lived. Ron is survived by his love of 45 years wife, Richelle, son, Troy (Angela) Larson of Estherville, IA, and daughter, Tamela (Chad) Milbrandt of Liberty, MO, six grandchildren, Taylor, William, Karson, Owen, Graysen, and Cullen, great grandchild, Taliyah, parents, Theodore and Norma Larson of Mallard, IA, brothers, Rick (Linda) Larson of Branson, MO, and Mike (Joy) Larson of Orange City, IA. Ronald was proceeded in death by his sister, Coleen Friedlander, brother, paternal grandparents, Carl and Berniece Larson, maternal grandparents, Charles (Chub) and Gladys McCullough, and in-laws William and Betty Stockton. All memorial contributions will be given to the West Bend Mallard Athletic Department.
Ronald Paul Larson, 67 of Mallard, IA passed away peacefully at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg, IA on June 15th, 2018 after a year – long battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 22nd at Mallard... View Obituary & Service Information
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