Jeff J. Larson
February 2, 1977 - October 1, 2012
   
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Biography

On October 1, 2012 Jeff Jacob Larson joined God in heaven. The funeral service for Jeff will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, October 5, 2012 at First Lutheran Church in Brookings, SD. Burial will follow at the Trinity Cemetery in Volga, SD. Visitations will be held from 5 – 8 PM on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the church.
Jeff was born in Brookings, SD on February 2, 1977 to Jim and Peggy (Minor) Larson. He attended school grades K-12 in Brookings, SD. He graduated from Brookings High School in 1995. While in high school he was active in many school plays and football. Jeff had many, many friends in high school. After high school, Jeff was employed at Daktronics and worked there for 9 years. Jeff was currently working on his Computer Science Degree from South Dakota State University.
Jeff was an active member of the Minnesota National Guard located in New Ulm, MN since 2002. Jeff served three tours of duty overseas and in 2011 he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Jeff was united in marriage to Misty Carol Molengraaf on September 29, 2007. He loved his family very dearly. Jeff enjoyed entertaining his three children and nieces and nephews with many games, goofy tricks, and tons of laughter. Jeff enjoyed watching football, playing fantasy football, attending his children’s many activities, watching movies, and spending time quality time with family and friends.
Jeff lived his life to the fullest and always put others first. He had a heart of gold that shined through his kind words, helping hands, and generosity. He is loved and will be dearly missed by many, many people. Jeff was the most amazing husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and grandson.
Jeff is survived by wife Misty and his three children, Mackenzie (13), Braydon (6), and Avery (3); his parents Jim and Peggy Larson, Brookings, SD; one brother Jay (Nikki) Larson, Sioux Falls, SD; two sisters Jennifer (Kevin) Moravetz, White, SD and Janet (Jesse) Heather, Sioux Falls, SD; In-laws Andy and Henrietta Molengraaf, Volga, SD; one sister-in-law Bev (Cal) Cook, Brookings, SD; five brother-in-laws; Steve (Bonnie), Watertown, SD; Ron (Sandy) Clear Lake, SD; Terry (Sallie), Volga, SD; Dennis (Heather), Watertown, SD; Curt (Laura), Kranzburg, SD; maternal grandfather Richard Minor; several nieces and nephews – Derrick, Mariah, Jeorgia, Nevada, Ryan, Miranda, Alexis, Cameron, Kaylee, Chloe, MacKenzie, Madyson, LeeAnn, William, Brent, Tiffanie, Melanie, Bridget, Robert, Trudy, Brodee, Micah, Ashton, and Kaden. Jeff was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Robert and Mary Jane Larson; maternal grandmother Jean Minor; aunt, Janice Larkin; and nephew Benjamin Molengraaf.

Visitations

Thursday October 4, 2012, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church
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Funeral Services

Friday October 5, 2012, 1:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church
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Interment

Trinity Cemetery
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