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Brent Larsen

May 6, 1968 — January 16, 2021

Elbow Lake

Brent Larsen, 52 of Elbow Lake died Saturday, January 16, 2021 at his home.

Brent Jarvis Larsen was born to Jarvis and Marilyn (Woessner) Larsen on May 6, 1968, at the Grant County Hospital in Elbow Lake, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at Christ Lutheran Church, Elbow Lake. He attended school in Elbow Lake, graduating with the class of 1986.  After school, Brent joined the Army National Guard completing Basic Training at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Brent attended Culinary School in Willmar, Minnesota, where he worked in Restaurant Management at various restaurants in Fargo, ND.

On October 16, 1993, he married Karla Mae Haugen at United Lutheran in Hannaford, North Dakota. They are the parents of three children, Gage, Jordyn and Maddison. After his culinary career, he attended Fergus Falls Community College in Fergus Falls where he obtained his LPN and later RN Licensure. Brent worked at various facilities in the area throughout his 25-year nursing career. He was known as having a good and kind heart. Brent worked as a volunteer on the Elbow Lake EMT and Fire Department serving his community proudly.

Brent loved to fish, swim, and garden. He could often be found hiking the trails of Inspiration Peak with his kids.  Brent enjoyed helping his children with homework throughout their high school years and into college, where two of his children followed in his nursing footsteps.  He enjoyed researching and looking up family genealogy. Blessed be the memory of Brent Larsen.

Brent is survived by his wife, Karla Larsen of Elbow Lake; three children, Gage Larsen of Elbow Lake, Jordyn Larsen of Washington, D.C., and Maddison Larsen of Alexandria, MN; his mother, Marilyn (Larsen) Eichhorn of Breckenridge, MN; and siblings, Lucinda (Rick) Smith of Signal Hill, CA, Galen (Sharon) Larsen of Elbow Lake, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Preceding him in death are his father, Jarvis, and brother, Jerris Larsen.

Graveside Service: 11:00AM Saturday, July3, 2021 at Christ Lutheran Cemetery, rural Elbow Lake

Clergy: Pastor Jean Ohman

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Funeral arrangements are entrusted with the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Elbow Lake for Brent Larsen.

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Graveside Service

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Christ Lutheran Cemetery


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