Sunday, November 8, 2009


Sad News From the Larson Farm

Augustus “Gus” McCrae Larson

Funeral Services for Augustus “Gus” McCrae were Held Saturday November 7th, 2009 at 6 pm. at the Larson Farm. Burial was held in the Pasture and lunch followed in the shop.
Gus as born on May 10th 2008 in Chokio MN. At six months of age Gus moved to that Larson Farm in Donnelly MN. Here he enrolled in school majoring in General Farm Dog Studies. His instructor Max Larson said Gus was a Great Student with lots of potential, always willing to learn, but sometimes struggled staying focused on the tasks at hand. In July of 2009 after the passing of His instructor Max, Gus assumed full time duties as the Larson farm dog. This kept him very busy guarding the farm during the day from strangers not welcome and at night barking at Coyotes to keep them away from the other farm animals. Gus enjoyed afternoon naps in the sun against the garage door, going for rides in the pickup and digging holes in the front lawn. He was very proud of is accomplishments of learning how to Sit, Play fetch and how to jump onto the Cottonwood Yacht Club Pontoon.
Gus died in the evening at his home on Friday November 6th, 2009 after a tragic Corn Hauling Accident. He reached the Age of 1 year 7 months (11 in dog years).
He survived by one owner and best Friend: David Larson of Donnelly MN; two Cousins: Lucky Larson and Gunther Larson both of Herman MN. He was preceded in Death by his Step Brother and Instructor Maxwell Brutus Larson.
Pallbearers were “The Neighbors” Mark, Michele, and Miranda Papesh. Honorary Pallbearers were Peabody Papesh, Steve Gades (his favor CR Koehl and Sons Truck Driver), and All who called him Friend.
The Family asks that in lieu of Flowers that Memorials be sent in his name to the Stevens County Human Society.

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