Conrad Henry Larsen, known as Henry to his friends, died Dec. 1, 2013 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Published December 13, 2013
Services were held Dec. 6 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Sturgis. Burial followed at the Bear Butte Cemetery.
Henry was born Dec. 23, 1926, at Bowman, N.D., to Conrad and Helen Larsen. He grew up on a ranch south of Rhame, N.D. Henry served in the military in Japan during World War II. After the military he returned to the ranch. He had a great love for horses and raised and trained registered Arabian horses. In 1964, Henry married the love of his life, Marion Lynch, from Rochester, Minn. They have one daughter, Kay, who resides in Rapid City, S.D.
In 1971, the Larsens moved to Spearfish, S.D., where he worked construction. In 1973 they moved to Lead, S.D., and then to Sturgis in 1976. In 1976, Henry joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he served in many callings as an elder of the church. Henry did maintenance for the Meade County Courthouse until he retired in November 1991. Some of the pastimes he enjoyed with his family were travelling, camping, fishing, and hunting.
Henry is survived by his wife, Marion, Sturgis, S.D.; daughter, Kay, Sturgis, S.D.; two sisters, Ione Carlson of Bowman, N.D., and Patsy Getz of Amidon, N.D.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Kinkade Funeral Home, Sturgis, S.D. was in charge of arrangements.