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Lawrence D Elsen
February 9, 1947 ~ October 29, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Age 76 of Orono, passed away peacefully at home on October 29th, 2023. Larry was diagnosed with esophageal, liver and stomach cancer. Survived by wife Kathy; daughters Julie Elsen Seymour (Kimo) and Amy Elsen Campbell (Chris); son Mark Dominic Elsen; grandchildren Emma Campbell, Lauren Campbell and Jack Campbell; sister Jeanne Elsen and cousin Jim Elsen. Preceded in death by parents Herman “Corky” and Elaine Kranz Elsen. Larry was a loving husband, dad, grandfather and friend who offered love, kindness, unbiased guidance and the gift of time to all of those that he encountered. He was a pillar of strength and always had a calm and unique perspective on life. He loved without expectations and avoided stress and drama and any cost. Larry had a fun loving sense of humor and always left you with a glass half full. Larry was the former owner of D. J. Kranz Co. originally founded by his grandfather Dominic J Kranz, he began working in this family business at a young age. Larry will be missed by all that loved him. Catholic Funeral, Friday, November 3rd , 9:30 -12:00 at the Church of Our Lady of the Lake, 2385 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN . Visitation at the church from 9:30-11:00 followed by Mass 11:00-12:00. A luncheon and time to share stories about Larry’s life will follow at the church. Private interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to North Memorial Hospice.