James Christian Larson was born on October 5, 1943 at Englewood, California, the son of William and Verna (Ingalls) Larson. He grew up in Sioux Falls and graduated from Washington High School in 1961. He then attended North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, North Dakota and graduated with an Architectural Drafting Degree in 1963. Jim was in the US Army from 1964 to 1966 on active duty and an additional year in the Army Reserve. Jim began working at Egger Steel on January 3, 1968. He married his soulmate, Deborah Bohms, on April 23, 1988 and they lived in Sioux Falls for many years. They enjoyed going to the family cabin on Lake Poinsett and later purchased the cabin. Jim retired from Egger Steel on April 31, 2010 after 42 years with the company. Deb passed away in 2013. Jim built a home at the lake in 2015 and lived there until he became a resident at Avera Prince of Peace in Sioux Falls. Jim passed away on May 8, 2017 at Avera Prince of Peace. Jim enjoyed spending time at the lake cruising around on his ski boat and later on changed to a pontoon boat. He and Deb liked eating out and knew where to find the daily specials. Jim often went to estate sales in search of a bargain. He loved driving around in his Studebaker truck and was a member of the Great Plains Street Rodders Club. Jim's favorite treat was a Bing Candy Bar. He is survived by his siblings, Larry (Mary) Larson, Sharon (Mike) Brua and Laurie (Doug) Van Noort; nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife and two brothers, Don and Halden.