We were very sorry today to hear of the passing of Carl Larson of Oklee, Minnesota, six days after his 96th birthday. (He’s pictured on the left above)
MPR’s Dan Gunderson profiled the brothers in this 2008 piece. But it was a winter of tragedy in Oklee. Carl’s 98-year-old brother, Bill (right above), died of exposure in November after looking for Carl, who had wandered off.
Carl died yesterday at a nursing home.
A funeral service will be held at 11 Tuesday morning at Salem Lutheran Church in Oklee.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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