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Dennis L. Larson

Dennis L. Larson

April 1, 1942 to April 2, 2022

Dennis Larson, 80, passed away at Chandler Regional Medical Center on April 2, 2022. Dennis was born on April 1, 1942 in Cooperstown, ND to Olga and Melvin Larson. He graduated from Cooperstown High School in 1960 and married Diane Howden, his high school sweetheart, on July 17, 1960. Dennis attended Dickinson State College for two years on an athletic scholarship, competing on the football, basketball and track teams. He went on to graduate from North Dakota State University with a Degree in Pharmacy in 1966. Dennis worked for 14 years at Larson Drug in Mayville, ND. He and Diane purchased Hillsboro Drug and Gift in 1982 and worked there until his retirement in 2004. After selling their long-time family home in Mayville, ND, Dennis and his wife Diane split their time between Big Cormorant Lake in Detroit Lakes, MN and Sun Lakes, AZ until residing in Sun Lakes fulltime.Dennis was an avid sports fan and especially loved watching the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals, and NDSU Bison Football. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, going to breakfast with his buddies several days a week and playing Pinochle.

Dennis is survived by his wife Diane (Howden); three children, Lori Grommesh (John), Casselton, ND, Greg Larson (Shelby Felton), Castle Rock, CO, and Sue Selle (Eric), Lone Tree, CO; six grandchildren, Michael Grommesh (Kelsey), Casselton, ND, Julie Grommesh, Fargo, ND, Brayden Selle, Tucson, AZ, Collin Selle, Seattle, WA, Mikayla and Madelyn Larson, Castle Rock, CO; and six greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Olga and Melvin Larson; brother, James Larson; infant children, Julie and Danny Larson; and granddaughter, Christyn Grommesh.

In lieu of flowers or memorials, please consider donating to American Stroke Association (

The family is planning to host a Celebration of Life service in Sun Lakes, AZ on April 30, 2022.


  • Janie Badger Posted April 7, 2022 3:17 PM

    Love and prayers to you Diane and family. Dennis always had a beautiful smile whenever I came over..Hugs, Janie

  • Connie Kolb Posted April 7, 2022 3:59 PM

    Thinking of you and sending prays your way.

  • Judy Maier Posted April 7, 2022 5:30 PM

    May you find peace Diane and families. God Bless

  • Sue Garretson Posted April 7, 2022 9:29 PM

    May you find peace in your happy memories of Dennis.

  • Toni Corrigan Posted April 8, 2022 8:32 AM

    Sending prayers for peace and comfort for all of the family. What a beautiful life!

  • John Firebaugh Posted April 8, 2022 9:48 AM

    May special memories of Dennis bring you and your family comfort during this time. Love & prayers, John & Linda

  • Martha Lubeach Posted April 8, 2022 12:54 PM

    Thinking of u and remember ing the great time i had at the lake

  • Rick and Wendy Posted April 8, 2022 1:45 PM

    We were fortunate to have Dennis and Diane as our neighbors in Mayville. We remember Dennis for his kindness, his witty sense of humor and his love of people. Thinking of Diane and family in the days ahead. Much Love, Rick and Wendy Soholt

  • Jerry Marschke Posted April 9, 2022 12:13 PM

    Dennis was a friend with everyone he touched

  • Patty Hensel Posted April 22, 2022 2:03 PM

    He will be missed Diane. I will always have lots of good memories of Dennis and his silly since of humor! God bless. Love Patty

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