Spencer B. Larson

MANISTIQUE – Spencer B. Larson, 74, of 394 Harborview Drive, Manistique, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, April 15, 2014, at his home.

He was born May 27, 1939, in Sisseton, S.D., the son of Hardy and Dorothy (Dibdahl) Larson. He attended area schools and went on to attend the University of Minnesota, earning his bachelor’s degree in engineering.

During his working career, Spencer worked for Ecolab as an engineer, retiring in 2000. Following his retirement, he moved to the Manistique area with his life partner, Dona Sontag Bradt (Larson). Dona preceded Spencer in death on Sept. 7, 2011.

Spencer was an old car enthusiast. He further enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and boating.

He is survived by his daughter, Venetia (Danny) Nelms of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; son, Creighton (Sandra) Larson of Torrance, Calif.; and grandson, Connor Larson.

In addition to his parents, Spencer was preceded in death by his life partner of 38 years, Dona Sontag Bradt (Larson); brothers, Larry and Rodney; and sister, Dorothy.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. A short service will be held at 4 p.m.