Duane ‘Rabbit’ P. Larson

Duane “Rabbit” P. Larson, 71, of Gillette died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Billings Clinic Hospital in Billings, Montana, from lung cancer.

He was born Nov. 13, 1948, to Bernadette (Maszk) and Myron J. Larson in Grafton, North Dakota.

He was a longtime stock car racer and fisherman after his retirement from the coal mine.

He is survived by his wife, Cherryl; sons, Daniel and David; stepdaughter, Sabrina; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandson.

At his request, there will be no services.

Condolences may be attached to the obituary at gillettenewsrecord.com.

(2) comments

Sue Klus

We offer condolences to Cheryl, family and friends of "Rabbit" Larson. It was fortuitous that we happened upon Cheryl while grocery shopping just a few weeks ago. Cheryl related to us the severity of Rabbit's health condition.and that more diagnostics to be done in Billings. Rabbit was a devoted dirt track auto racier. Bob and our son, Kris, enjoyed many long hours building, racing and repairing race cars. Bob and Kris particularly remember when Rabbit drained his retirement account and built his first and only totally brand new late model from scratch. Bob and Kris spent many late nights and early morning hours building that car. They learned and laughed a lot. Bob even drove this car one event in Rapid City when Rabbit had injured his left foot so severely he could not drive but needed the points. It was a great time. Will never forget those exciting, busy and enjoyable times. Rabbit

definitely left us with great memories. He will be sorely missed.

Bob, Sue, Kris and Nikki Klus



Dave Bush Man sure hate hearing that who says a 71 year old man can't cry we had a lot of good times together sence i left wyo i haven't seen him much but when we were in gillette and went to the races and he was there we would talk about old times and remoness very sad and i for 1 will deeply miss the rabbit god bless rabbit and his family i won't be able to come out to any service but him and his family will allways be in my memories. The last car I had before I left Wyoming was the car Sue was talking about the Lou - Fegers chassis car I bought from rabbit had some good times with it rabbit helped put it back together and was with us as much as he could Vicki and myself were very good friends with him we both are very sad with his passing but he is in a better place now. thanks for the memory's rabbit rest in piece Dave & Vicki Bush

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