Anthony (“Tony”) Larsen was the sixth of seven children growing up on a small family farm in Nebraska. Like his brothers before him, at 18 he left the farm to serve in the military, where he learned surveyor skills in the effort to rebuild Germany. It was here, a stone’s throw from the Iron curtain, that he met his life partner, Martha.
Following his service, in 1963 he returned to the states and his parent’s new home in Dillon. After a short stint at the Dilmart grocery, he joined the Bureau of Reclamation, surveying what would become Clark Canyon Dam. His job with the Bureau took him and his family to a variety of places in the West, but he wanted to work with his hands – he apprenticed as a diesel mechanic (and ultimately became a master). He plied his trade on the construction of the Alaskan pipeline and a variety of other major projects.
After all the adventure, he and Martha returned to the one place they truly called home – Dillon, where they settled to enjoy their final years as members of a warm, welcoming community.
Tony will be put in his final resting place Thursday August 10th at 11:00 Am with full Military Honors. You are all welcome to join us.