A gathering of friends and family for Elgin Larson will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Gillette Memorial Chapel.
Graveside services will at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota.
Elgin Walter Larson, age 73, of Gillette, Wyo., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at the Close to Home Hospice House.
Elgin was born Oct. 14, 1938 in Stanley, N.D., to Stella McIntee and Walter Larson. He attended school in Bowbells, N.D.
Elgin served three years in the military and was honorably discharged January 1960, after serving in Korea. He was a member of the 1st Cavalry Division and a lifetime member of the VFW.
Elgin married Bernese (Vetter) in Barnsville, Minn., in 1964. Elgin was employed by the North Dakota Highway Department as a surveyor and Williston Roofing before moving to Wyoming in 1970. He and his family traveled with Dresser Engineering, living in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas, before settling in Gillette in 1973. He worked in many states building power plants while maintaining a home for his family in Gillette. Before retirement, he was employed by T.I.C. and most recently Hladky Construction.
After retirement, he enjoyed shooting pool, the challenge of crossword puzzles and completing the Daily Jumble, watching football, and the companionship of his granddog, Buster.
Elgin is survived by his loving wife; two sons: Ed (Traci) Larson and Eric Larson, both of Gillette, Wyo.; two grandchildren: Brad and Michelle Larson of Gillette, Wyo.; sisters: Shirley Hageness of Rugby, N.D. and Patty Robbins of Knox, N.D.; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dolly Moore of Miles City, Mont.; brother, Edgar Larson of Spearfish, S.D.; two brothers-in-law, Elvern Hageness of Rugby, N.D., and John Robbins of Knox, N.D.; and nephew, J.P. Robbins of Knox, N.D..
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Senior Send-Off Committee, P.O. Box 1384, Gillette, WY 82717, to benefit local graduating high school seniors. Memorials and condolences may be sent in Elgin’s name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716 or condolences via the Internet at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.