Eldon Edgar Larson, son of Ed and Maggie Maude (Holderness) Larson, was born Feb. 23, 1925, in Albert City. As a young child, Eldon's family moved to the Gillett Grove area. He began his education at Logan Township School and graduated from Gillett Grove High School in 1943.
Eldon was united in marriage to Leone Monk on Jan. 25, 1948, in Ruthven. To this union three children were born. Eldon and Leone spent a great deal of time at their cabin in Blackduck, Minnesota, where they enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.
Eldon became known to his family and friends as Bud. He farmed his entire life near Gillett Grove. Bud was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Bud passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012, at the Ruthven Community Care Center at the age of 87.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jane Downey; and brother-in-law, Chester Triggs.
He is survived by his wife, Leone of Ruthven; two sons: Robert Larson (Carla) of Ruthven and Richard Larson (Barb) of Ruthven; son-in-law, Gary Downey of Des Moines; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Grace Triggs of Spirit Lake.
Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.