A Memorial Service for Milford Larson, age 81, of Herman, Minnesota will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Herman, Minnesota with Rev. Darrell Boe officiating. Organist will be Debbie Blume with special music provided by Jerry and Junice Bryson and Todd Bartell. Honorary Urn Bearers will be all the school kids who rode his bus. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening at the United Methodist Church in Herman from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service led by Scott Richards. Visitation will continue Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery, rural Herman. Military Rites will be provided by C. Walter Larson American Legion Post #378. Milford Larson was born on January 3, 1932 on the family farm near Herman, Minnesota to Palmer and Amelia (Ritzschke) Larson. Milford grew up on this farm and attended and later graduated from Herman High School in 1950. He was a proud athlete and standout basketball player for Herman. He was united in marriage to Helen Haugen on November 28, 1954 in Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Norcross, Minnesota. To this union three sons were born: Keith, Randy and Scott. Milford entered the United States Army on September 15, 1954 and served until his honorable discharge on September 14, 1962. For his service he received the Good Conduct Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany). After his discharge Milford returned to the Herman area where he farmed with his father. Milford was born in and lived his entire life on the family farm. Milford farmed until his retirement in 1996. He was proud to drive "accident free" school bus for the Herman School System for over sixty years; first driving in the fall of 1950 until March 22nd of this year. He took great pride in his physical condition staying active by walking three miles almost every day. Milford enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing, and following high school sports. He had a fondness for all children and dogs. Milford succumbed to cancer on April 6, 2013 at the Prairie Ridge Hospital in Elbow Lake, Minnesota. Milford is survived by his wife Helen of Herman, Minnesota; three sons: Keith (Norma) Larson of Zimmerman, Minnesota; Randy (Nancy) Larson of Herman, Minnesota and Scott (Joan Smith) Larson of Morris, Minnesota; one sister: Gaynice (Marvin) Greener of Minneapolis, Minnesota; four grandchildren: Luke Larson of Zimmerman, Minnesota; Dr. Christopher Larson of Alexandria, Minnesota; Colby Larson of Forada, Minnesota and Cassie Larson of Fargo, North Dakota; and his faithful companion Bee the black lab. Milford was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister Avis Larson.