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Daniel Clinton Larsen

March 18, 1960 ~ April 10, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Daniel Larsen Obituary

Daniel Clinton Larsen, beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away the day after Easter, April 10, 2023.  His battle with cancer and associated complications (acute myeloid leukemia and graft vs. host disease) was both admirable and courageous.  He absolutely “fought the good fight” and endured, with faith in Christ, to the end.

Dan was born of goodly parents, Ira Lee and Marian Fern Larsen, on March 18, 1960.  He was the third of four boys in the household, with one younger sister.  What adventures they all enjoyed, building jeeps, riding motorcycles, camping, boating, fishing, and hunting. 

Dan attended Skyline High School where he excelled in math and auto mechanics.  Following high school, Dan made the decision to sell his beloved, self-built, jeep to pay for a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He was called to serve in the Scotland/Ireland Mission.  This mission began a life of valiant service that lasted throughout the remainder of his life. 

Following his mission, he began attending the University of Utah.  He later graduated in electrical engineering from Weber State University and went on to receive an MBA from Westminster College.

In 1984, he met and married the beautiful Diane Bullen, in the Salt Lake Temple. They enjoyed raising five wonderful children together.  All the adventures Dan enjoyed as a young boy were now the ones he wanted to share with his four daughters and one son. Summers were for hiking, camping trips and searching for the Bear Lake Monster.   Winters were for snowmobiling, mountain sledding and season ski passes. Dan’s children always knew they were loved.  He made everything FUN! To them, their dad was larger than life.

As a father of four daughters, Dan also learned to love ballet and violin recitals. He involved himself in these activities by building ballet bars for the dance studio and training under a master violin maker to make his own violin from scratch for his daughters. 

Dan volunteered to be a youth soccer coach when his children were young.  He gave it his whole heart and began to look forward to each new season.  He coached for at least a dozen years.  He loved each of the boys and girls he coached.  He enjoyed running into former players as the years passed.

Dan was a lifelong Boy Scout.  His love for the out of doors made him the perfect candidate to be Scout Master.  Dan went on countless campouts, hikes, and high adventure activities.  Great memories were made with the scouts and the other leaders he served with. Dan was especially blessed to be able to share so many of these scouting experiences with his own son. 

Dan loved the mountains. Even when he became very ill, Dan pushed himself to get to the mountains.  He loved nature and respected all animals.  In his final days, Dan especially enjoyed time at “the ranch” with his children and grandchildren and going on daily rides up the canyons to look at elk and deer in their winter ranges.  It brought him tremendous peace.

Dan taught his children the value of hard work. He truly lived what he taught. Dan loved his job with Hunt Electric, his co-workers, and his clients.  We will be forever grateful to Richard Hunt for his kindness during Dan’s sickest days at Huntsman Cancer Institute. It was here, also, that Dan received the care of a wonderful doctor, Catherine Lee.  We owe Dr. Lee and her associates a debt of gratitude.

Dan received so many kindnesses during his illness. We are grateful to Dan’s sweetheart for her constant and loving care. Also, to dear family and friends for the prayers, the meals, the walks, the calls and the visits.

A special thank you to Dan’s brother, Richard, who gave us five additional years with Dan when he selflessly donated his own bone marrow. 

Dan is survived by his wife of 38 years, his mother Marian Larsen, brothers David, Richard, Darrell and sister, Deanne. His five children, Natalie (Zach) Neibaur, Elyse (Scott) Lamoreaux, Holly (Elias) Baez, Candace (Joni) Helske and Bryant. And, the joy of his life, his grandchildren; Noah, Millie, Isabelle, Nora, Ezra, Max, Cooper, Lukas, Beatrice and in June, baby Helske

Services will include a viewing on Sunday, April 16, 2023, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and another viewing on April 17, 2023, at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am.  The viewings and funeral service will all be held in the church located at 2675 East 4430 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. Internment will take place at Wasatch Lawn located at 3401 South Highland Drive, Millcreek, Utah.

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April 16, 2023

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

April 17, 2023

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Funeral Service
April 17, 2023

11:00 AM


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