Don was born May 18, 1937 in Sioux Falls, the son of Elmer and Hazel (Hauser) Larson. He grew up in Sioux Falls and began working as a young man. Don married Jessie Donaldson on October 23, 1954 and they shared 54 years together. Jessie passed away October 10, 2009. Don married Ethel Strum on March 20, 2010. Don owned the Gulf gas station on East 10th Street for a number of years. He raced at Huset?s Speedway for several years and was always working on cars. Don was employed at Arndt?s Wreck-King, east of Sioux Falls, where he worked for 30 years. After he retired from Arndt?s, he worked part-time for Howe Plumbing and Heating, Roy?s Construction and Menards. Don enjoyed hunting and fishing and he volunteered at the Free Methodist food pantry. Don is survived by his children, Donna (Ray) Crites of Sioux Falls, Terry (Kristi) Larson of Rapid City, Alan (June) Larson of Australia; his wife, Ethel; 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; a sister, Beverly Callison. He is preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Jessie.