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Mark A. Larson

November 25, 1962 ~ April 5, 2013 (age 50)
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Message from Mooney's Firearms
April 13, 2014 9:11 AM

We wish the Rock River Arms Family our condolences.

Message from Debbie Lybrand
April 15, 2013 4:35 PM

Gay and family,

We have just learned of Mark's passing and wished to express our sincerest sympathies.  May God's love support you and keep you during this difficult and sad time.  

Debbie and Charles Lybrand, previous owners of The TPS Group Tidewater Packaging Services
Message from Dan Edwards
April 12, 2013 9:16 AM

Gay, Chuck and the Larson Family,

Please except my deepest condolence and sympathy for Marks death.  The only for sure thing on the day you are born is that one day God will bring you home to him for whatever reason he may have.  Unfortunately many times it is long before we wish to see our loved ones leave us.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dan and Donna Edwards
Message from Les and Cindy Lucas & Family
April 11, 2013 5:53 PM

The void you leave will be a trial. Our guide, our reason, through joy and turmoil in every season.
                                 You were our ROCK
                      You lived & loved the RIVER
                     You now rest in GOD's ARMS

We're going to miss you my friend!
Message from Dick & Sharon Swan & A.R.M.S.,Inc.
April 11, 2013 8:38 AM

We would like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss.
Message from Jody L Cupp (Frank)
April 10, 2013 7:15 PM

I know how you are feeling right now. Keep those treasured memories close and know that Mark Loved You Very Much. Call me any time your Mother has my number.
Message from Levi Lucas
April 10, 2013 4:42 PM

Mark Larson you were my second father. The last 18 years of my life were spent with you and gay. You raised me and took care of me like your own. You've been with my dad the last 32 years and I thank you for being his best friend. I love you and thank you for being one of my best friends. I love you mark Larson. Rest in paradise my friend.
Message from Deana Miller
April 10, 2013 3:28 PM

So sad to hear of your great loss.  May God carry you through this very difficult time.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Message from Ed Helm
April 10, 2013 12:39 PM

Dear Gay, Chuck & Family,  I was saddened by your loss and not being able to personally express my condolences as I was out of town.  I've witnessed how all your hard work has built a business you can all be proud of.  I will always think of Mark being part of Rock River Arms story.  May your happy memories help comfort you all in the weeks to come.  I'm very sorry for your loss.

Ed Helm
Message from Toledo Area Highpower League
April 10, 2013 11:32 AM

Our deepest sympathies are sent to the Larson family.  Mark was always very generous in support of our awards banquet & shooters at Camp Perry.  You & Your family will be in out thoughts & prayers
Message from Ronnie & Penny Perdue
April 10, 2013 11:29 AM

Our condolences to the entire Larson Family & Rock  River Arms. We never met Mark but we have watched programs he was on. God be with you during this time.
Message from Donna Preston - Pitt County Sheriff's Office
April 10, 2013 10:46 AM

To the entire Rock River Arms Company - Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Message from Katt Thompson
April 10, 2013 7:00 AM

Gay and the Larson family, we are shocked and saddened are the loss of Mark and wish to express our sincerest sympathies to all. From all the nurses at Trinity Rock Island Cardiac Treatment Unit.
Message from Connie Griffin
April 10, 2013 12:14 AM

Larson family so sorry about your loss. Mark was a great person. My prays and heart go out to the family.    HUGS  Connie Griffin
Message from Gerry and Barb Handy
April 9, 2013 10:20 PM

Mark was a great man with a huge heart!  Although we had only known Mark for a few short years, his love of life and the fun times we spent together was way too short.  His presence and humor always made people smile.  He will be greatly missed and we will think of him every day and remember the joy that he brought to everyone he was around.  May he rest in peace.

God Bless you and the entire Rock River Arms Family during this extremely difficult time.

Gerry and Barb Handy
Message from Donnie and Krystal Pridemore
April 9, 2013 6:38 PM

Gay, Chuck, and family,

It was with great disbelief that I learned of Marks passing.  We extend our deepest sympathies in the loss of this great man.  You have all been very kind to us in the past, and we haven't forgotten that.  God bless.
Message from Robbie Semon & Donna Collins
April 9, 2013 4:22 PM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Larson family and those at Rock River Arms.  Mark will truly be missed.  Our deepest sympathy.

Robbie Semon - Lone Star Wholesale
Donna Collins - Texas Star Group
Message from The Staff and Employees at AO Precision
April 9, 2013 3:52 PM

To the Larsen Family,

We at AO Precision were deeply saddened to hear about Mark’s passing.  Mark was a pleasure to work with and was a valued and dear customer.  Everyone here enjoyed his visits and his sense of humor.  He will be greatly missed.

Our prayers go out to your family,

AO Precision Staff and Employees
Message from The Tumans
April 9, 2013 2:53 PM

We are very sorry to hear of Marks passing. I went to School with Mark and Chuck but have been out of touch for quite sometime even though I live around the corner from the shop. Take care and God bless.

Bill, Winnie, Scott and TJ Tuman
Message from Vicki (Griffin) Lemenager
April 9, 2013 1:16 PM

Gay and the entire Larson family:

So sorry for your loss, you are all in my thoughts and prayers!!  May God watch over you and comfort you during this difficult time.

God Bless - Vicki
Message from Brad Toone
April 9, 2013 1:05 PM

Dear Gay and the Larson family,

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mark.  You, your family and the entire RRA team are in our thoughts and prayers.  God Bless!

Brad Toone and your friends at Hanford Insurance Agency
Message from R.W. "Bob" Griffin
April 9, 2013 1:05 PM

Gay, and the entire family, in the Q.C. and R. R. A. Iam so sorry for "OUR" loss, it is everybody's Mark was a friend, met him and Gay at E.M. Speedway, always a laugh. had a great time , every time, Mark was a kind and generous man, and will be missed, may God take care of our friend, til we all meat again!  R.I.P. Mark

Message from Shane Lewis
April 9, 2013 12:29 PM

I am saddened I did not have the opportunity to get to know Mark better.  However, I am deeply sorry for your loss and the Larson family is in my prayers in this difficult time.

Message from Barry Kinkead
April 9, 2013 11:52 AM

Dear Gay,

With an overwhelming saddened heart I wish to share a prayer to you and the Larson family on your loss of a very wonderful man that I had the privileged to know and grow with as a child and young adult. I can call Mark a brother even though time away has been long and the distance has been far since we have parted ways.

Lester, Lillian, Mike, Linda, Lisa, and Chuck,
From my family to yours, may God bless Mark's soul and comfort yours.

They are many people out in the world right now writing tributes and kind words to a man that will be missed.

I am truly sorry for your loss!
Message from Bill Wilson
April 9, 2013 9:10 AM

All of use here at Wilson Combat send our sympathy and condolences. Mark was a great asset to the gun industry and will be missed a lot. Our prayers go out to the family and RRA employees.
Message from Terri VanKlaveren Martin
April 9, 2013 8:42 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Message from John & Gail DeSantis
April 9, 2013 7:49 AM

Mark will be missed by all of us in the Firearms industry, our payers and thoughts are with the Larson family and the Rock River family.

John DeSantis (Retired CEO of Bushmaster Firearms)
Message from Ross Carter
April 8, 2013 9:39 PM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Message from Paul & Kate Ryan
April 8, 2013 8:19 PM

Gay, Chuck, Mike, and Families -- Paul and I were shocked by this news, and we are so very sorry. We both enjoyed and had some great times working and partying with Mark and all of you. Our son works at Bullseye Shooting Range here in Wichita, and has kept us up to speed on the great products and business you created. We're proud to have known you "way back when". We send our love and our condolences. Sincerely, Kate
Message from Les & Kathy Anderson
April 8, 2013 7:56 PM

To the family of Mark Larson,
As President & Secretary of Ft. Defiance Rifle Pistol Club we would like to extend our deepest sympathy in your loss.

Mark was always a great assest to our Junior program and will truly be missed.

You and your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
Message from Pat and Sheri Stohl
April 8, 2013 6:52 PM

Gay and the Larson Family,
We were so saddened to hear of Mark's passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.  God bless - Pat and Sheri
April 8, 2013 6:05 PM

Message from Ryan Nicholas
April 8, 2013 6:04 PM

I am so saddened and sorry to hear of Mark's passing.  I pray that God Almighty comfort the entire Larson and RRA family during this difficult time.
Message from Joe Lucania, Devil Dog Arms
April 8, 2013 5:21 PM

Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the family of Mark and the RRA Family. I met Mark a couple times and have talked to him about how they started and grew and he was a very nice man happy to share... The industry will miss him!
Message from Tom Holmes
April 8, 2013 4:36 PM

My condolences to your family - I had met Mark occasionally through ISRA and always enjoyed talking with him - a great person with a great attitude who will be missed - So sorry, but God will enjoy his free spirit and his company I am sure!
Message from Joe and Lorrie Boian
April 8, 2013 4:28 PM

Gay and Family,

We are so, so sorry for your loss. He was much too young and full of life for this to happen. We could not believe it when we got the news!! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and may God give you comfort knowing Mark is up in Heaven raising hell, having a beer and ready to fish! He will surely be missed by all that knew him.

Joe and Lorrie Boian
Message from Cindy Drasen
April 8, 2013 2:39 PM

Gay, Chuck and the Rock River family,

I am so sorry for your loss.  Your family has been in my prayers.  Mark will be missed.
Message from Beard Family
April 8, 2013 1:39 PM

Our hearts are so saddened by the loss of Mark.  Please know, that we will be praying for all of you.
Message from Eric and Gail Thompson
April 8, 2013 1:19 PM

Chuck, Melissa, and the entire Larson Family.  We are deeply saddened about the loss of your brother Mark.  Our hearts go out to everyone and know that his memories will stay with you and keep Mark alive in your hearts.  Our deepest sympathy for everyone.  If we can do anything to help, please call us.  Our Love and Prayers are with you now as they have always been.  God Bless you all.  Love Uncle Eric, Aunt Gail, Shawn, Scott, & Sara Thompson as well as Neva West.
Message from Greg & Maggie Casteel
April 8, 2013 1:17 PM

So sorry to hear of Mark's passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Larson family.
Message from Steven S.Baum
April 8, 2013 12:40 PM

I never had the pleasure of meeting this giant of a man of the gun industry.
But I own a few of his products and I am proud to say he really knew his stuff.
Passing so young is horrible,and I mourn and pray for his loved ones in this time of grief.
Smoke & Prayers .
Message from Julie Lindsey
April 8, 2013 12:28 PM

Gay, Chuck, Mike and Family, So sorry to hear about Mark. Mark was one of a kind, he was a great man. He'll never be forgotten and will be missed by so many. May he rest in peace!
Message from Joan Stohl
April 8, 2013 12:10 PM

Wishing you comfort through all of the good memories.  With deepest sympathy to Gay and the entire family.
Message from Mr. & Mrs. Chris Peters, Metaloy Industries, Inc.
April 8, 2013 12:02 PM

We want to express our sympathy to the Larson Family at this difficult time. He will be missed in the firearms industry. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you all.
Message from Lisa M. Stoddard-Hubble, Custom-Pak
April 8, 2013 11:58 AM

Our most heartfelt condolences to Mark's family and friends.  We are saddened by this news.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers.  Custom-Pak
Message from Lindsay Achenbach
April 8, 2013 11:41 AM

Gay and Family: I am so very sorry for your loss.  Mark was a wonderful man and I am so blessed to have known him.  I will always smile when thinking of him!  My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you and the whole family in this time.
Love all of you!
Message from Keith and Nancy Hamerlinck
April 8, 2013 11:26 AM

We are very sorry for your loss.  Our prayers are with your entire family.
Message from JoAnna Tucker
April 8, 2013 10:39 AM

I would like to express my condolences to Gay and the Larson family.  I had the fortune to meet Mark on just one occasion but he seemed to be a genuine and generous man.  Rest in Peace Mark.
Message from Vicki Sorensen
April 8, 2013 10:05 AM

So sorry about your loss, may he rest in peace!
Message from Zach & Rhoni Perrine
April 8, 2013 10:05 AM

We were so sorry to hear about your loss.  Mark will be missed by many.  Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Message from Phylis Dalldorf
April 8, 2013 9:52 AM

Gay and the entire Larson Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your heartbreaking loss of Mark.  I have fond memories of the great times and laughs we had at SA functions when I was married to Mark (Stuart).  I know the memories you carry in your hearts will bring tears, laughs, smiles, and comfort knowing Mark the way you did.  May God's love and those memories be with you now and always.  With my sincerest sympathies,
Phylis Dalldorf
Message from Arizona Junior Rifle Team
April 8, 2013 9:43 AM

Our deepest sympathies are sent to the Larson family, and RRA.  Mark was a generous and heartwarming person who bent over backwards to support the Junior shooters of our country.  He will be sorely missed.
Message from Ron Hartman
April 8, 2013 9:30 AM

Dear Chuck and the Larson Family:

I'm so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. Your family is in my prayers.  
Message from Chris Panouses and staff of Uncle Petes
April 8, 2013 1:40 AM

I am shocked and saddened at the news of Marks passing,no words can express my deepest sympathy to his family and dearest friends. May his memory be eternal, and may God guide Marks family through this difficult time...
                                                      Chris Panouses
Message from Rand
April 7, 2013 8:45 PM

I would like to express my condolences to Gay, the Larson family, friends, and the Rock River Arms crew.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Message from Gene Heller, Ohio
April 7, 2013 8:31 PM

Gay and family--the sad news has just reached us! We are very sorry for your lose. Mark always had time to talk with people!!  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Larson Family!! May God comfort you during this most difficult time!!
Message from Dan Esterlein
April 7, 2013 8:11 PM

So sorry for your loss, your family will be in my prayers.
Message from Jim & Crissie Davis
April 7, 2013 7:50 PM

We are so very sorry for your loss, our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May God watch over you and keep you well.
Message from John Pavelka
April 7, 2013 7:42 PM

Gay and entire family,  my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  May you find some releif knowing how many lives Mark had touched.
Message from Lewis & Linda Meyers
April 7, 2013 4:08 PM

We are so very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Our deepest sympathies are with you.
Message from Deb Berglund
April 7, 2013 3:07 PM

Lisa, Sorry for your loss. I'm sorry I can't be there for you. Your in my heart and thoughts. If I can do anything let me know. Love Deb
Message from Deb and Mike Zemo and Family
April 7, 2013 1:05 PM

Our sincerest sympathies to the Larson family on the loss of your beloved Mark.  Our hearts are heavy for you at this difficult time.  Mark had a love for life and a very generous soul that can never be duplicated.


Mike, Deb, and Family

Message from Douglas B. Tunno
April 7, 2013 11:52 AM

Dear Gay and family,
Please accept our condolences, our hearts and thoughts are with you and the Larson family. I have known the Larson family for twenty five years, I will miss Mark terribly.  Rock River Arms was built by Mark and the Larson family, a family which cares about, and stands by their products 110%. Rock River Arms Innovation, quality control and technology will all ways be first in a very competitive business. Mark,Gay,Chuck,family and staff have, and will never accept anything less.
Joy & Douglas B. Tunno
Message from Chuck & Ann Ellis
April 7, 2013 11:50 AM

Gay & the Larson Family,

We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Mark's passing. With a smile we remember coming to share in the awesome food Mark would cook and knew that we better leave a little food on our plate at all times or he would fill it up again. Another memory that makes us chuckle is the times at Barrett Jackson car auction. Anyone who knew Mark knew that if he was bidding on a car, you may as well stop bidding because he would bid until he got it :) He was a very generous and caring man with a huge heart and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Chuck & Ann Ellis

Message from Kate (Michels) Pulse
April 7, 2013 10:53 AM

My thoughts and prayers go put to all of you on your loss. Kate
Message from Mike and Wanda Lucas
April 7, 2013 8:55 AM

Gay, So sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers have been with you over the last week and will continue to be with you and your family.
Message from Karen and Allen Aubin
April 7, 2013 8:35 AM

Our love and support to the Larson family -

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. ~Author Unknown

Love Karen Sue and Allen
Message from Tracey DeBlieck Blair
April 7, 2013 8:07 AM

So sorry for the to hear about the loss of Mark.....I will be keeping all in my thoughts & prayers.
Message from Diane {Ross} Browning
April 7, 2013 5:00 AM

Dear very to hear of your brothers passing. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. I had met your Mom when Pat was back here last time, we had stopped at her house. Let us know if there is anything we can do. Love you!
Message from Ryan Erichsen
April 7, 2013 12:59 AM

To the Larson family I would like to say I am deeply sorry for the loss.  

RIP Mark.  You were one hell of a man, an awesome boss, and a genuine good person.  Its way too soon to say goodbye.  Lots of good times and funny memories will always remain.  Thank you!
Message from Tracy Griffin Wilcox
April 7, 2013 12:01 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. I am sure that Dad and Mark will be causing trouble again in heaven.
Message from Meliss Egert
April 6, 2013 11:58 PM

So sorry for your loss!
Message from Shari Henninger Richardson
April 6, 2013 10:38 PM

Lester, Lillian, Linda, Lisa, Mike, Chuck, Gay, and families,

You all have my deepest sympathy. Mark was like my little brother growing up. My thoughts, love, and prayers are with all of you at this time.
Message from Jim & Lois Merrill
April 6, 2013 6:48 PM

To  the  whole  family   we  are  sadden by  your  loss Prayers  to  the   family, friends.  RIP   We are  out of sad  we won't be  their to say  the  good byes...Celebrate his Life  Memories and Love will get you through this,,,,He's in our hearts forever... Life is too  too short. Hugs
Message from The Bensenberg Family
April 6, 2013 5:35 PM

Dear Gay and the entire Larson family,

We are deeply saddened to hear of Mark's passing. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. You have been in our thoughts and prayers for several days and will continue to be. Mark was a kind and generous person whom we enjoyed being around. It was always an entertaining time when he popped in for a visit at our home! We will miss him dearly~ may he rest in peace.

Brad, Tina, Mitchell and Taylor Bensenberg
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