Service: Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2023 at Canton United Methodist Church, Canton, SD.
Service: Tanner’s wish was for attendees to dress casually and to wear your Tanner shirt.
Service: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Granite Threshermen's Association.
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Tanner Larson, age 31, died Monday, October 9, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous 6-year battle with cancer. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2023 at Canton United Methodist Church, Canton, SD. Tanner’s wish was for attendees to dress casually and to wear your Tanner shirt. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Granite Threshermen’s Association.
Tanner was born on January 10, 1992 in Sioux Falls, SD to Glen and Jackie (Layton) Larson. He grew up in Canton, where he was active in sports in his younger years. He graduated from Canton High School in 2010, where he enjoyed FFA and shop classes. He later earned a degree in welding from Southeast Tech. After working for Van Voorst Concrete for many years, he began working for American Engineering and Testing as a welding inspector.
While out with friends, Tanner was introduced to Marisa Ashmore and they soon became inseparable. They were married on May 25, 2019 in Canton, SD. His family was made whole when his son, Casen, was born. He loved his son dearly and cherished the short time he was blessed to spend with him.
Tanner was a hardworking, honest, all-around good guy. He loved bailing hay, hunting, fishing, tending to his animals, and spending time on the farm, especially with his family. He enjoyed West River hunting trips, Oliver tractors, and attending the Granite Threshing Bee. He will be remembered for his willingness to help others, his ability to negotiate a deal, and his willingness to part with his hard-earned money if it involved his son, his niece, or his nephews.
He is survived by his wife, Marisa and his son, Casen; brother, Tyler (Tawnee) Larson and their children, Emmarie, Sutton, and Layton; parents, Jackie & Glen Larson; in-laws, Natisha (Frank) Widener; aunts, Cheryl (Greg) Twedt, Janine (Harvey) Menholt, Joan (Paul) Aslesen, Jean (John) McWayne, and Eunie Layton; his dogs, Oliver and Willow; along with numerous cousins, extended relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Orval & Lois Larson and Leon & Olive Layton.