Lynwood Larson

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It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of Lynwood P. Larson. Lyn, to most, was born to Arvid and Melinda "Pat" (Riessen) Larson in Big Rapids, Michigan on February 11, 1940. Although Lyn was a gifted drummer, who had mighty dreams of becoming a professional drummer in a famous band, reality set in and he established roots in the hospitality industry. He stayed within the hospitality industry for 55+ years. His early years were spent throughout Michigan, managing various hotels before settling in Gaylord at the Holiday Inn in 1970. In 1977, Lyn and Vicki purchased what became known as The Longhorn Saloon. After 35 years, the doors closed, but not without many good times and memories by all. Lyn was once overheard saying, "I believe in working hard, keeping a clean house, creating original (and probably non-duplicatable!) recipes, loving your family and friends, and above all, the occasional indulgence of J&B!" Lyn was the loving father of Meredith and husband, Gene Schaefer of Essexville. He was the loving grandpa of Spencer and Trevour. In addition to his parents, Lyn was preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle; former wife, Vicki and infant daughter, Michele. Private arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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  1. Meredith, so sorry for the loss of your father. He will be remembered by me for his many jokes and wise cracks. He was never without “words”. He will be missed by many. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

  2. So sorry for your loss Meredith & family. Hope u are causing trouble up there Lyn. RIP dear man.

    Cindy Bondy

  3. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our whole family have a lot of great memories of Lyn at his bar and trips to Las Vegas. He will be missed but not forgotten. Richard/Sally Fierens and family.

  4. I am sorry to hear of Lyn’s passing. He was a great and funny guy. I remember many of the hijinks he and my dad (Jake Weaver) and others used to get up to. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Meredith, You know how much Tim and I just loved your dad. He was first friend that we met when we moved to Lewiston. There is no one on Earth that will ever replace him. We will always remember the many laughs that we had with him down at the Long Horn.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of Lyn’s passing. He was a good friend to my parents ( Ken and Barbara Hubbard for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with his family

  7. Mary and FamilySo very sorry to hear about your dad….You are in are thoughts….have many wonderful memories..Barb and Don Ford

  8. So sorry to hear of lens passing.he was a good friend to us when we first moved here.god bless him. barb and Virgil howe

  9. Lynnwood was one of a kind and will be missed dearly by so many..him and his jokes, pick up lines and wise cracks always had me laughing..My condolences to his daughter Mary and the rest of his family..We lost a great man but Heaven gained one feisty Angel…R.I.P. LYNNWOOD…

  10. Meredith, our prayers are with you. Your Dad will be missed by so many friends here in Lewiston. We have so many wonderful memories of good times we have shared with him. May he rest in peace. Mike and Debbie Nagel

  11. Meredith, I have just learned of Lyn’s passing. I am saddened to hear it. However I consider myself fortunate in having had Lyn as a friend for over 30 years. He is one of the first people that I met in Lewiston and will never be forgotten. He was truly a gentle soul with a sense of humor and a soft spoken manner. God bless you and your family.

  12. Lyn was a kind, compassionate, and nice person. He and I worked well together for Lewiston. He help others and loved his town. He will be missed Meredith, but not forgotten. He is at peace and enjoying his cocktail upstairs. Lois Gorton

  13. Lyn was my boss at Holiday Inn in Gaylord many years ago and remained a great friend ever since, he was a very giving man with the Lewiston community. The Longhorn will always be Lyn’s place. You my friend will be sorely missed, you feisty angle. God Bless You.

  14. Meredith and family – I am so sorry for your loss but he is at peace now. I will always remember the fun times we had a convention and MLBA functions. Lynn was a great guy.

  15. Meredith and family- we are so sorry to her of your Dad’s passing. He was a wonderful, generous, funny and kind man. Everyone he met he made friends with. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. Leo & Rose Grinage

  16. Lyn was a SPARK of Lewiston for so many years and will be missed. We had the pleasure of knowing him for over 25 years. Our condolences to the family and may our friend R.I.P.

    Jim & Christine Ford

  17. We are so sorry for the passing of your father. Bob and I and your Mom and Dad sure had some good times together in our “young” years. So many memories. He will be missed greatly. May he RIP

    Bob and Bonnee Elston

  18. Lyn you have been apart of our family for so many years. I don’t remember when you weren’t. 3 generations of us worked for you but it always just seemed like a family business. I will miss you. Praying for you Mere, Gene, Trevor & Spencer.

  19. Lyn,
    Sooooo many happy memories. The first time I walked into the Longhorn Saloon I
    claimed “dibs” on one of the famous “saddles.”
    Shooting pool with “Lyn’s Girls”, It was the only bar Mom would go to on New Years Eve. Dancing and singing karaoke with Marty. Remember when us gals would sing,
    “EARL” by the Dixie Chicks ? And Earl Palmer would lay on the floor and play dead
    while we pretended to “wrap him up in a tarp.”
    MEREDITH (AND FAMILY) I am sure you know how much we all loved your Dad (and
    Mom) But, I just have to say, Lyn was the BEST – THE VERY BEST, and you remember
    that he (and Mom) are watching over you and everyone you love. I love you, and if I can EVER help in any way, please let me know.
    Lynwood, please save me a seat up at the bar. (you notice I said UP) ;>)
    Miss you, Love you, Chrissy
    Watch for some pics to be posted soon

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