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Obituary, Scott Larson, 54


Scott Larson

Scott Louis Larson, 54, passed away Monday, May 15, in his home in Petersburg, Alaska.

Larson was born October 19, 1962, the son of Clifford and Lois (Blekeberg) Larson, in Denver, Colorado. He was raised and educated in Minot, North Dakota, where he graduated from Minot High School in 1981. Scott furthered his education at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton and graduated in 1983 with a degree in Electronics. Once he obtained his degree, he packed his bags and moved to


He was passionate for the outdoors and he took being a boy to the nth degree with fishing, trapping and hunting the mighty Mouse River after school while growing up in Minot. When he moved to Alaska he embraced the paradise Alaska offered. He made a living doing what he loved, fishing the ocean for halibut, salmon, crab, diving for sea cucumbers and abalone.

As an incredibly gifted electrician, he would masterfully keep the systems of ocean vessels in fine operation. Back on the mainland, he too was an electrical and mechanical genius and loved the challenge. Commercial fishing presented a physical and demanding toll on Scott. Physically challenged Scott still had his drive and passion for all the adventures which called for him in


Scott was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Louis and Constance Larson; maternal grandparents, Otto and Gertrude Blekeberg; and several beloved aunts and uncles.

He is survived by: father and mother, Clifford E. and Lois M. Larson, Minot; sister, Kelly (Jim) Wang, Grahams Island, ND; brother, Doug (Carol) Larson, Petersburg; nieces and nephews, Marit and Peter Wang, and Sarah and Mackenzie Larson; aunt, Shirley (Victor) Iverson, Minot; uncle, Orvin (Beverly) Blekeberg, Rugby; and many cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 27 at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Minot. Private interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to an organization of the donor's choice.

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