Dwight Eldon Larsen - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

May 27, 1948 - March 16, 2022

Dwight Eldon Larsen

Age 73, of Minneapolis, passed away on March 16, 2022, with his family by his side. He was born in Minneapolis to his parents, Luverne and Eunice Larsen. Dwight graduated from Richfield High School class of 1966. He graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN in 1970 where he persued his love of theater. He went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. Most notably he was a costumer at the Guthrie Theater and Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis until his retirement. Dwight was involved in many theaters in Minneapolis for many years including Theater in the Round, Chanhassen Dinner Theater, Theater 1900 and others. He was very well known for his costuming skills all around the Twin Cities and more.

After his retirement, he became involved with the premier senior’s rock ensemble in Minneapolis, “Alive and Kickin “, which features seniors over 65, performing in concerts, nursing homes, and also at the Minnesota State Fair. Always inspiring others to keep active and live their dreams. Dwight said he was a Rockstar as he entertained many by sharing his talents with all that knew and heard him. He developed wonderful friendships with all the members of A & K. Their message was to stay “Forever Young”. He was so talented. He touched many lives.

His other passion was travel. He used every opportunity to go to Europe to experience shows in London, art in France, and food in Italy.

Survived by sisters, Diane (Dennis) Guth of Menomonie, WI, and Gail Jungers of Prior Lake, MN; nieces and nephews, Amy Thorson, Jonathan Schlottman, Ross (Anna) Jungers, and Alane (Derrick) Madsen; great nieces and nephews, Robert and Treylin Thorson, Linnea, Jace and Lowen Jungers, and Lindsey and Ben Madsen; aunt, Evelyn Fisher of Inver Grove Heights, MN; also many cousins and cherished friends. Preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Alf and Myrtle Larsen, Ernest and Senia Pohtilla; brother, Gary Larsen and brother-in-law Lowell Jungers.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to Aliveandkickinmn.org.


  1. Curtis Carr says:

    Rest in Peace my dear friend. You are in God’s loving care now, but your memory will always be in my heart. My condolences to your family. ❤️ Your friend and theater bud Curtis Carr

  2. Beatrice L Mount says:

    R.I.P. Dwight. When you sang your voice filled my heart and thrilled my soul.

  3. Linda Schwenke says:

    Missing you so much already, Dwight. You were such an important part of my life since the beginning…and of Gene and Christopher’s, too. So, so many wonderful memories, my dear cousin.

  4. Nancy Nicoloff says:

    RIP my A&K friend. You fought diligently and now? Jesus is holding you in his loving arms. We will see you again Dwight.

  5. Jackie Lotsberg says:

    Oh, Dwight: you were such a gift to Allan Lotsberg’s New Fogey Follies. It was a lucky day when you came to costume all of us. And then to find you had a glorious singing voice! Alive & Kickin was really fortunate to have you. I wish, oh how I wish that you had been able to perform in a Follies show! You are dearly missed and loved.

    • Douglas Myhra says:

      Oh, Jackie,
      How very much I appreciated your coming to John’s Memorial. I was at friends today and learned of Dwight’s passing. I doubt you knew this, but Dwight designed costumes and sets for John’s production of “The Boy Friend” at Theater 1900 in 1976(?). O degrees of separation(?)

  6. KatiBelle Collins says:

    Dwight was so talented, as well as a good friend and compassionate man. I was blessed to being able to call him friend and to share our talents together. He will be missed!!
    You will always be with me in my heart and memories!!
    Farewell dear friend until we meet again.

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