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Cyclone Family of the Year has Cherokee connections

Monday, September 26, 2011

Members of the David Larson family include, front, left to right, son-in-law Eric, Diane and David. Back, Carrie, Angie, and Steph. Photo by Newton Independent newspaper.
AMES - The David Larson family of Newton has been selected as the "Cyclone Family of the Year," and will be honored at this year's Cyclone Family Weekend at Iowa State University, set for next weekend, Sept. 30 - October 2.

David Larson is the son of long-time Cherokee residents Harold and Aileen Larson, and his family has long ties with Iowa State University.

David started the tradition when he attended ISU for his undergraduate education, and then went on to earn his doctorate of veterinary medicine from the university as well. Dr. Larson currently practices at two clinics in central Iowa, and his wife Diane is the director of home care for Visiting Nurse Services of West Des Moines.

The couple's oldest daughter, Carrie, received her bachelor's degree and her master's degee in accounting from Iowa State University. Carrie also met her future husband, Eric, at Iowa State, and though they now live in Kansas City, the couple returns to Ames for all of the ISU home football games.

The Larsons' daughter Stephanie is currently in her fourth year in veterinary medicine after earning her bachelor's degree in biochemistry at Iowa State, and the youngest Larson girl, Angie, graduated from ISU this spring with a bachelor's degree in food science and plans to continue her education at Iowa State, working towards a master's degree in food science and technology.

The Larsons always find time to spend together, usually centered around cheering on the Cyclones!

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