As reported in the Lake Okeechobee News, the Okeechobee dairy industry has lost one of its original trailblazers.
Louis “Red” Larson passed away on July 17 according to his son John Larson.
“Last night our Lord took home dad,” said John. “All siblings were there. Dad was a legend in his own time . He loved life and milked it for all it was worth. He had so many friends and made us all feel so good. The dairy industry lost one of it’s finest..”
Florida Dairy Farmers also released a statement honoring Red’s contribution to the industry.
“It is with much sadness that we learned of the passing of Red Larson,” read the statement. “As a true leader, gentleman and pioneer in the dairy industry his loss will be felt by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and all who knew and loved him. He will be deeply missed.”