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Neils Frederick Larson passed away on January 2, 2021. Neils was born on November 28, 1937 to the late Anton and Alice (Schwartz) Larson in Saginaw, MI. After enlisting in the United States Marine Corps and honorably serving his country, he returned to Saginaw where he met and married Delores Kay Hunt on September 19, 1959. Neils retired from the City of Saginaw Police Department in 1985 after 23 years of service. After retiring, Neils and Dee enjoyed many winters in McAllen. TX. He enjoyed camping, golf, horse shoes, cards and dominos.


Survivors include his wife, Delores, children, Scott Larson of Beaverton, MI, Shelly Larson of Midland and Brett (Debra) Larson of Midland, MI. Grandchildren, Nicole (Garrett) Wright, Melissa Nickell, Samantha Nickell, Tiffany (Phil) Tubb, Megan (Justin) Hickerson and Ty Larson. Great grandchildren, Kennedy and Noah Wright, Natalie, Lauren and Michael Tubb and Harper Hickerson. He is also survived by his brother, Gerald Larson and brothers-in-law, Kevin (Karen) Hunt, Kent (Joan) Hunt, sisters-in-law, Jan Hunt, Carolynn Hunt, Shirley Hunt and many nieces and nephews. Neils was predeceased by his sisters-in-law, Judy Larson, Gailya Hunt, Marlene Hunt and brothers-in-law Larry “Butch”, Rodney “Buck” and Jerry Hunt.


Per Neils wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be planned for Spring. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the DAV or Alzheimer’s Association.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Larson family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Cheryl Scott Manetta

    07 January 2021 7 months ago

    Prayers to Neils family. I was a very young security guard in 1979. Coming up from Detroit Airport to work the Saginaw Fair. Niels was my contact and we quickly became friends. He looked out for me. After all these years I still remember his kindness. I had won a 4 foot gorilla and named him Neils. Though years have past I would have a nice memory of my time. Rest In Peace.

  2. Denise Siler

    06 January 2021 7 months ago

    The Sidney Strong Family sends their Condolences to the Family. Sid passed away almost three years ago and Barb(Mom) has end stage Dementia. Dee along with the rest of the Family we want you to know Prayers and Hugs are being sent your way.

  3. Beth and Ron DeWitt

    06 January 2021 7 months ago

    We didn’t know your dad, Scott. But we see what a good person you are and know you are a reflection of him. Our love and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Beth and Ron DeWitt

    06 January 2021 7 months ago

    We never met your dad, unfortunately, Scott. But we’ve met you, your daughter and your grandkids and we can say he must have been a great guy cuz his offspring are pretty special. Our love and prayers for you and your family.

  5. Kevin Hunt (Uncle Kevin)

    05 January 2021 7 months ago

    So sorry Scott Shelly and Brett… Neils was great guy and lots of fun! Thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻

  6. Kathy (Robbie) Bate

    05 January 2021 7 months ago

    To Brett & Deb:
    Our deepest sympathies for the passing of Neils. God welcomed him home and is showing him all the best hunting and fishing spots! He will always be with you and the rest of his family.
    Love, Robbie and George Bate

  7. Julie Bank

    04 January 2021 7 months ago

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. My mom was just talking about him and your mother to me. So many great memories of spending time with your family snowmobiling and hanging out at your Sanford home 🙂 Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Julie (Bank Family)

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