John L. “Jack” Larson Sr., former Larson Distributing president, passed away on Dec. 14, 2002. Jack started with the company in 1946 (when the operation sold only appliances) and was elected secretary-treasurer in 1947. In 1956, the company added inlaid sheet flooring, wall tile and laminates to its product mix.

Jack was named company president in 1959 and retired in March 1990, with his son John Larson Jr. being elected president. Son David currently holds a position on the board of directors.

Jack is survived by his wife Margaret, daughter Peggy, aforementioned sons John and David, sister Eunice Rigg, and five grandchildren.