Memorial services for Stanley “Stan” Larson, 87 Lawrence, will be at 2:00 pm Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with the Rev Randy Weinkauf officiating. A private burial will precede the service at the Powhattan, KS Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 6-8 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Stan was born January 30, 1934, in Horton, KS, the son of Ludwig and Selma Knudson Larson. He graduated from Atchison County Community High School, and later earned Bachelor and Master degrees from Kansas State University. Stan served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and continued his service to our country in the Kansas National Guard for over 20 years. He retired from military service ranked as a Major. He taught Vocational Agricultural in Troy, KS for four years, and then in Marysville for four years followed by a 30 year career at Lawrence High School. When he retired from teaching, he was executive secretary of the Kansas Polled Hereford Association. As an active partner in Schu-Lar Hereford, LLC. he turned his focus to the breeding and care of the family’s Hereford cattle.
On June 3, 1979, he married Annette Moser Schumann in Lawrence. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Chris Larson, Lawrence, and Jonathan Larson of Joplin, MO; two stepchildren, Bryce Schumann and wife Gina, Lecompton, Lori Schumann Thomas and husband Robert, Baker City OR; brother, Larry Larson and wife Gloria, Lincoln, NE; sister-in-law; Nancy Larson, Hiawatha; and six grandchildren, Wyatt Schumann (Nicki), Dylan Schumann, Jessye Schumann, Kassidy Schumann, Tyler Thomas (Rachael), and Bryson. He was preceded in death his parents, an infant daughter, Janet Kay; a sister, LaVerne Sternsdorff and two brothers Edward and Delbert Larson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested, the family is establishing a memorial in Stan’s name for FFA students of the Lawrence School District. Memorial contributions may be sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.
The family asks that those attending wear masks.
Messages & Condolences
Mr Larson was great,as a teacher,in that he didn’t over teach. He allowed you the room for discovery. Thanks Mr Larson
I have always thought of him over the years and just pleasured in the memories and his dedication to teaching and being an advisor to the FFA chapter of Lawrence High. I know he will be sorely missed but never forgotten in the community. R.I.P. Mr. Larson.
Many fond memories of my time at LHS. A great teacher and FFA advisor to us aspiring kids. My sincere condolences to the family ,
Student class of 82
Annette and family: Our sincere condolences for the loss of a fine educator and family man.
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Stan. We were colleagues of Stan at Lawrence High School. He was a great teacher and highly respected by staff and students. May your family find peace and comfort from God as you grieve the loss of him on this earth. Mark & Betty Currie
So sorry for your loss what a great gem he was! Your in our thoughts and prayers. Everyone looked up to Mr Larson and thought the world of him.RIP Stan.
Mr. Larson always was there for guidance, mentoring, and setting a professional example. He looked for teaching moments to instill lessons that would last a lifetime. His inspiration steered me to military service, and later to graduate at KSU. He was a great person and I feel blessed to have been one of his students at LHS.
Mr. Larson was an outstanding teacher at LHS. I had the pleasure of taking his Agriculture & Ranching class in high school. Also had the opportunity of working with him outside of LHS. Mr. Larson you will be greatly missed, you were an inspiration to a lot of kids. Hugs and prayers go out to your family.
Stan is a great legacy in the life of our boys: Jeff, Doug, and David. What a wonderful teacher and FFA Leader he was. His families we send our sincere sympathy. He will always be remembered at Lawrence High School!!! John and Joyce Dillon
What a Icon. I learned a lot from this man. Enjoyed serving on the county extension board, and the county Farm Bureau board with him. One of the greatest FFA advisers of all times. This county has lost a great humanitarian, and friend. Thoughts and prayers to all of the family.
He was one of a kind. His classes definitely chartered the direction that my career took. He will be missed but what a great life he lived!
My thoughts and prayers go out to Stan and family, he was one my teachers at Lawrence High that I remember fondly
Mr. Larson was one of the BEST teachers I’ve ever had and to this day utilize many things that he taught us. His leadership, dedication to Agriculture and FFA helped shape me into the person/educator I am today. He always had the utmost faith in all of his students and pushed us to be the best leaders that we could be. Many prayers for peace, guidance and understanding during this time. He will be missed by many and I will always treasure the memories I have of him during my high school days.
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