January 1, 1936 - September 27, 2014


Memorial services will be at 12 Noon on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud, MN for Edward James Larison, age 78 of Foley, MN who died on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Deacon Robert Macko, brother-in-law of Mr. Larison, will officiate. Inurnment in New Jersey will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 12 noon on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Ed was born on January 1, 1936 in Chester Township, Morris County, New Jersey, the son of Benas J. and Ethel E. (Baylor) Larison. He moved with his family to Minneapolis, MN where he attended North High School. He worked a short time for the railroad and then started a tree trimming business. He later went to work for Asplundh Tree Trimming, retiring in 2001.

He was married to Kathleen on June 22, 1985 in Appleton, Wisconsin. They then lived in Zimmerman, MN and later in Monticello, MN. They lived a short time in Ontario, WI before moving back to Minnesota and living in Foley.

He was a past President of Zimmerman Lion’s Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Jean and one great grandchild.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years Kathleen of Foley, MN, Robert (and Rhonda) Larison of OR, Sheree (and Greg) Larison of MN, Peggy Sue (and Dan) Coffer of OR, Edward Larison II of WA, Jeffrey Larison of OR, Chris Larison of MN, Debbie (Larison), Diane (and Terry) O’Neal of MN, Dale Pepel of SD, Melody Morrell of MN, 22 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, one sister Agnes (and Bill) Nostrand of Lanoka Harbor, NJ, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was loved.