Rochester - Dale Harold Larson, DDS, of Rochester, died peacefully Thursday morning January 20 at Saint Marys Hospital. He was 81 years old. Born September 28, 1929 in Chicago, Dale served in the US Navy as a dental technician from 1950 to 1954, an experience which led him to pursue dentistry as his lifelong calling. Dale graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1959, and practiced dentistry in Wisconsin before moving to Rochester in 1971, where he had offices in both Rochester and Eyota. He retired from dentistry in 1994. He enjoyed camping, fishing, canoeing, driving and photography. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Margaret Katherine "Kitty" Larson of Rochester, son Mark (Vicki) of Blaine, daughter Ellen (John) Lee of Placencia, Belize, and sons Tom (Dana) and Philip of Colorado. Dale is also survived by three granddaughters, Rachel, Sara and Casey. A memorial service will held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2011 at Calvary Evangelical Free Church (5500 25th Avenue NW) with the Reverend Larry Orth officiating.
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Good memories of a true gentleman. Fun experiences at Gages Lake. The kayak Dale built was special when he let me handle it. Glad we had several email chats over these past years. He was a true encourager! Bless and comfort for the family!
Kitty and Family,
Dale will always be remembered by me as a devoted Christian who has now gone home to be with his heavenly father. This has left an empty spot in all of our lives especially Kitty and the rest of his family. We can all take comfort in the fact that he was a born again Christian and will be there waiting to greet us at Heavens Gate.
With deepest sympathy to Kitty and family on the passing of Dale
Marion Brooksby and Family