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Lyndon Larson

Lyndon Harold Larson, 72, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at home in Olathe, KS.

He was born February 16, 1951, to Walter and Rose (Glaser) Larson, joining his sister, Colleen, and brothers: Carlton, Clifford, Virgil, Ronald, and Thomas. Growing up on a farm near Carrington, ND, Lyndon quickly learned both inside and outside chores. As the youngest, he was the only child at home for many years and ruled the roost. In 1969, Lyndon graduated from Carrington High School, where he was active in sports and music. He often practiced his trumpet on the dormer roof of the farmhouse. A dedicated 4-H member, he spent hours grooming his prize steers. Lyndon enjoyed playing in the haymow with his nieces and nephews, climbing trees and silos, and working alongside his dad and brothers on the farm. He was his mom’s sidekick, where he learned to cook, play piano and read the Bible. He was proud that he had read the entire Bible by age 11.

Lyndon loved the farm; but one hot summer day when he was baling hay while his friends were having fun at Dover Dam, he decided country life wasn’t for him. He soon enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps and set out to see the world.

Lyndon served in the Marines from 1972-1975 and in the Army National Guard of ND and SD from 1975-1980. He obtained a Business Administration degree from Dakota Business College, Fargo, ND and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from National College of Business, Rapid City, SD. As a Certified Public Accountant, he specialized in construction finance, serving in accounting and controller positions in SD, CO and AZ.

Lyndon married Julie Polries on November 27, 1976, in Sykeston, ND and the adventure began! Lyndon’s career moved them from the plains to the mountains and to the desert. In Colorado, Allysa Rose and Kristin Lee were born and became Lyndon’s pride and joy. He supported them in all their endeavors: mission trips around the world, summer camps, soccer and softball games, and music recitals. Later he advised and encouraged them as they went on to college, grad school and launched their careers.

Lyndon made every family trip an exciting escapade, creating hilarious lifetime memories. He loved watching his grandsons play sports, whether at an actual game or in the front yard. He learned about all the latest cartoons, and even became a Chiefs fan, so he could cheer them on with his grandkids. Lyndon loved the outdoors: fishing, golfing, boating; and he loved to entertain friends and family: playing cards, grilling a delicious steak, mixing a mean drink, and telling good stories! Once Lyndon joined the family, wielding his custom pool cue, the Polries Christmas pool tournament was never the same!

Lyndon had an unwavering faith in Jesus and loved sharing it with others. He had a generous heart for those in need, often hiring people for odd jobs just to help support them. He was part of the Baptist Church wherever he lived and served as church moderator, deacon, adult bible study leader, children’s Sunday School teacher, choir member and participated in Christmas productions. Lyndon was also a Promise Keeper and had the opportunity to attend events in CA and AZ.

Lyndon is survived by his wife, Julie, daughters Allysa (Adam) Reck, Olathe, KS, and Kristin Larson, Gilbert, AZ; grandchildren, Asher, Ezra, Isaiah and Rosalie Reck, Olathe, KS; Lyndon’s sisters-in-law Renee Larson, Gettysburg, SD and Gloria Larson, Billings, MT; and Julie’s sisters, brothers and in-laws: Linda (Charlie) Donlin, Peggy (Mark) Anderson, Patti (Bruce) Penas, Larry (Cessna) Polries, Kim Polries, Jon (Stephanie) Polries; many dear nieces, nephews, cousins and their families; and lifelong friends.

Lyndon was preceded in death by his beloved parents, sister, and brothers; sisters-in-law June, Norma, and Barbara Larson; brother-in-law Robert Anderson; father-in-law Donald Polries, mother-in-law Sheila Polries and brother-in-law David Polries.

A prayer service will be held, Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home, in Carrington, ND. Lyndon’s Celebration of Life will be Saturday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, Carrington, and burial will take place on Monday, May 8, at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND.

The family would appreciate any memorials in Lyndon’s honor be directed to the following: PastorServe at pastorserve.org (click on Adam Reck) or sent to P.O. Box 3111, Monument, CO, 80132, designated to Adam Reck’s pastoral mission, or to Tunnel to Towers Foundation at t2t.org to support mortgage-free homes for wounded veterans and other heroes.

Semper Fidelis — Always Faithful! –Marine Corps Motto


His Visitation will be Friday, May 5, 2023 from 6:00PM-7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 10:30AM at Calvary Baptist Church, Carrington, ND.

His Burial will be at 11:00AM on Monday, May 8, 2023 at the ND Veteran’s Cemetery, Mandan, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. How can I express my thoughts in words about a man I treasure having a relationship with and his family, who I feel a part of because of their generosity, love and sweetness towards all whom they met I will miss you greatly, Lyndon, praying with you, for you and our discussions about the Bible from many years ago, as well as the times we spent in choir together.
    Julie, I will be praying for you and your family every day – you are one of my best friends always.
    We both know that Lyndon is in glory, with no more pain, and being hugged by his Savior, and Lord, Jesus.

  2. We are praying for Julie and Lyndon’s whole family.
    You have our deepest condolences.
    Jean & Bob Chase
    Rev Howard Westlund

  3. Sending my deepest condolences to all that this loss affects, especially to Aunt Julie, Kristin and the Reck family. May the good memories always bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  4. We are so sorry for Julie and her entire family’s loss. We will
    be thinking of you during the most difficult time. We are sorry but we will not be able to attend the services.

  5. RIP Lyndon, Lynne & Steve ‘69 classmates. You lived a fulfilling life surrounded by a loving family 🙏

  6. Julie and Family – I will always treasure the time that I worked with both Lyndon and you at FBCS. May your positive memories be at the fore front as you move forward and may God’s peace be ever present in the future. In His Love – Mary Lee T.

  7. Julie and family, so sorry for your loss. Lyndon was a great man. I feel privileged knowing him through the years. I mostly respected him for his faith in God and the fact that he was a Marine! May God watch out over you and bless in this difficult time!

  8. Julie and family, please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of Lyndon. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    We rejoice that he is with our Lord and Savior and we will all see him again.

    Cyndee & Eleanor Leppke

  9. To the Family of Lyndon Larson

    Accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Julie, Allysa, and Kristen,

    Lyndon was the ‘coolest” uncle ever! Considering a 4 year age difference and Lyndon’s hilarious zest for life, he was unforgettable. When he visited our home in Colorado we never had so much fun! Our annual visits to the farm offered risk taking opportunities in the hay mow, silos, and calf riding rodeos. Uncle Lyndon was the leader of the pack showing us farm life. What fun we had as kids and what great memories we share to this day!
    Later we had our first children about the same time and were blessed to have Julie and Lyndon in Colorado. Even though time has passed the love and affection is a constant. Love of the Lord and the love of family (and fun!) is what I remember most. I pray that you will have peace in your memories as the peace and laughter he has left for so many of us. Unfortunately I missed my flight and will miss this celebration of a life well lived. I will, however, watch the live stream and give my Uncle a toast to making it home and leaving loving footprints spread all over this earth.


  11. I’m sad for Lyndon’s passing but I’m glad that he is with the Lord now and not suffering any longer. Lyndon was my dearest friend and I’m glad I was able to see him one last time this past September. We were able to spend several days together and I will treasure that time as long as I live. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Lyndon was a special man and we have all been blessed and our lives enriched because we knew him.

    God Bless You Lyndon. You are my friend forever!


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