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.