February 19, 1982 - January 2, 2016


Funeral services will be at 12PM Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, 1900 Veterans Drive, St. Cloud MN 56303 for Mark A. Larson, 33, of Fargo, North Dakota who passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 2, 2016. Rev. Chris Smith will officiate and burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Vega Cemetery in Warren, Minnesota. Visitation will be two hours prior to services at the funeral home on Saturday.

Mark was born on February 19, 1982 in LeMars, Iowa to Conrad and Eileen (Roley) Larson. He graduated from Long Prairie/Grey Eagle High School and attended North Dakota State College of Science; where he received his Associates Degree in Automotive Maintenance and Repair. Mark earned the nickname “Big Pun.” He ran a pharmaceutical transport company, Punisher Transportation. Mark dreamed of becoming a golf pro; his heart and aspirations always led him to the fairway. He touched many lives with his inviting, charismatic, and charming personality. With his contagious laugh, Mark rarely met a person who did not become a friend. Most importantly, his family and friends meant the world to him. His joyful spirit and generosity will be missed by all who knew him.

Mark is survived by his parents, Conrad and Eileen Larson of Fargo, ND; brothers, Travis (Michelle) of Cambridge, MN, Craig (Deborah) of South Haven, MN, Tim of Fargo, ND, Matthew (Alicia) of Prior Lake, MN; nephews and nieces, Aidan Larson, Dakota Foster, Eagan Larson, Dane Larson, Britta Larson, Elin Larson, Hannah Larson, and Emily Larson; godson, Bryson L. Bernard of St. Louis, MO. He is also survived by many uncles, aunts, extended family, and friends. Mark is preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Haiti Orphan Project (HOPE), 135 West Adams Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122 or haitiorphanproject.org.