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  Battle Lake - Robert V. Larson, 71, of Battle Lake, died on Monday, November 29, 2004 at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls.
  Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 2 at First Lutheran Church in Battle Lake, with Rev. George Dahl officiating. Interment was held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Forks, N.D.
  He was born November 3, 1933 in Grand Forks, N.D. to Thor and Mary (Keller) Larson. He grew up and received his education in Grand Forks, N.D.
 On March 15, 1952 he was united in marriage to Dorothea Britten at Augustana Lutheran Church in Grand Forks, N.D. He then went to work for the Great Northern Railroad in Grand Forks. Later, Robert went to work for his father as a bricklayer. He was an active bricklayer in Grand Forks and Thief River Falls, for 37 years.
 Robert managed the Family Bowl in Thief River Falls for several years before purchasing Bob’s Broadway Bowl in Slayton. Robert and Dorothea owned and operated this business for 10 years. In 1996, they retired and moved to Battle Lake.
 Robert was a member of the National Guard from 1952 to 1962. While in Slayton, he was an active member of the Kiwanis Club. He was the secretary for Bricklayers Local 12 for many years and was an active member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers for 37 years. Robert was a member of First Lutheran Church in Battle Lake. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, golfing, sports, woodworking, crossword puzzles, walking, painting, drawing and birdwatching. He particularly enjoyed spending time and visiting with family and friends. Robert always had a smile on his face and kept a positive perspective on life.
 He is survived by his wife, Dorothea of Battle Lake; two daughters, Linda (David) Kopecky of Roosevelt and Laura (Brett) Lee of Lindstrom; two sons, Rick (Joanne) Larson of Shoreview and Russ (Cindy) Larson of Brainerd; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marilyn (Paris) Guy of Westminster, Colo., Helen Sanders of East Grand Forks and Lois Fontaine of Grand Forks, N.D.; and one brother, John Larson of Burnsville.
 Robert was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William.  A00003B2004DC08