On March 22, 2021, the world lost one of its most kind and gentle souls. Samuel Aaron Larson, age 24, of Mount Vernon, Ohio passed away Monday at his family home in Brampton.
Sam was born December 18, 1996, the son of Susanne (Johnson) Dubord and Jeffery Larson. He worked at Halbinsel Volkswagen in Escanaba, while attending Gladstone High School. After graduating in 2015, Sam headed off to college at the University of Northwestern Ohio, in Lima, OH, earning his AAS degrees in Automotive, Diesel and High Performance Technology and a Diploma in Alternate Fuels. He returned to the Escanaba area after graduation and once again worked at Halbinsel Volkswagen, this time as a Technician. In 2020 he moved back to Ohio and was employed as a Service Technician for Toyota Direct in Columbus.
In addition to his Parents, Susanne and William Dubord Jr. of Brampton, MI and Jeffery Larson of North Dakota, Sam is survived by:
Grandparents: James and Iris (Bonno) Johnson of Brampton, MI, William and Sharon (Hearit) Dubord Sr. of Escanaba, MI, Kermit and Ann Larson of Gladstone, MI and Chire Repp of Escanaba, MI
Great-Grandmother: Eileen (Tony Miron) Erickson Gladstone, MI
Brothers: Alexander (Crystal Corey) Larson of West Bend, WI; Derek (Brianne) Neuman of Green Bay, WI; William (Haile Waters) Dubord III of East Lansing, MI
Sisters: Stephanie (Orin) Thomas of Chippewa Falls, WI; Rebecca Dubord of East Lansing, MI and Autumn Larson of North Dakota
Nephews: Mordecai Corey-Larson, Nathan, Austin and Whyatt Corey all of West Bend, WI
Niece: Willow Thomas of Chippewa Falls, WI
Uncles: Steven (April) Johnson of Gladstone, MI; John (Patti) Dubord of Escanaba, MI; Steven (Barbi) Dubord of Gladstone, MI, Shane (Susie) Larson of Escanaba, MI, Daniel Larson of Escanaba, MI and Kevin Peterson of Cornell, MI
Aunts: Cindie Jones of Hilton Head, SC; Linda (Jay) LeClaire of Escanaba, MI
Great Uncle: Mark Bonno of Escanaba, MI
Great Aunts: Melodi (James) Gravelle of Gladstone, MI; Penny (Fritz) Piette of Black Creek, WI; Candace (Timothy) Barron of Cornell, MI
Childhood best friends: Travis (Kaelyn Wils) Brassick of Perkins, MI; Kolton Houlton of Marquette, MI; Michael Taggart of Gladstone, MI and many additional close friends too numerous to mention. Everybody loved Sam.
Also his very good friends that he met at college who all adopted him and became his Ohio Family: Rob and Karen Bertschy, Mason and Alex Bertschy, Sarah (Kevin Madison) Bertschy, Jim and Jean Bertschy, Steven and Lisa Hinton, Haden Best, Brenda Curry, Andrew Kim and Olivia Lenkei.
Sam was preceded in death by:
Grandfather: Tom Repp
Great Grandparents: Edwin and Beda (Swanson) Johnson, Floyd Bonno, and Marvin “Mush” Erickson.
In honor of Sam, everyone is encouraged to wear one (or both) of his two favorite colors…plaid or blue.
Sam’s family will receive friends on Saturday, from 12:00PM to 3:00PM, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow visiting hours, at 3:00PM, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone, with Pastor Paul Culbertson of Wellspring Community Church officiating.