Hans Raymond George Larsson, 52, went home to be with the Lord on May 19, 2022 in Hooksett, NH. He is survived by his parents, Raymond George Larsson of Laconia and Betty-Jean Larsson of Hooksett, NH, his sisters Lisa Dora Maxwell of Summerville, SC and Suzanne Danielle Larsson of Hooksett, NH, and his canine companion Lola.
A Celebration of Life will be held for him at Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St. Manchester, NH on Friday, May 27, from 5-8pm. Home Going Service will be observed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 673 Weston Rd, Manchester, NH on Saturday, May 28 at 10am. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation in his name to the Prouty who support those who continue to fight cancer.
Hans was a son of New Hampshire, born in Nashua NH on September 16, 1969, and raised in Center Harbor. He had his first job in George’s in Meredith, learned to ski at Gunstock, bought his LP records downtown Laconia at Greenlaw’s, and traded in his report cards for tokens at Funspot. Working, playing and living in the Lakes Region, he grew to love the character and beauty of the area and its people, a love that only became clearer after living in Florida for a decade after high school.
He was the middle child of Raymond and Betty-Jean Larsson, between two sisters. His older sister, Lisa, is a technician at a Google data center, and his younger sister, Susanne, is a Special Olympics athlete and aspiring writer. His mother’s family story, like many in NH, is written across both sides of the Massachusetts border. HIs father’s side can be traced back through more than six generations of NH farmers and laborers.
A job peeling and slicing potatoes at George’s led to his first career in the restaurant business. He worked at the Woodshed, the Mill Falls Restaurant, and ended his hospitality career as an assistant manager of a Checkers restaurant in Florida. He then followed the family tradition, with a career in the telephone company, first doing installation and repair throughout the Lakes Region and later in an operations center for NYNEX, Bell Atlantic, Verizon, Fair Point and finally Consolidated Communications. He was an active member of IBEW 2320.
With the support of his employer, he earned an Associates in Telecommunications at Nashua Community College. He followed that up with a Bachelors in Information Technology from University of Phoenix, and a Masters of Information Assurance from Norwich University in neighboring Vermont.
Before his diagnosis of thyroid cancer interfered, he volunteered at his church to make deliveries of donated bread to the Liberty House for veterans and organized collection drives in support of charities caring for homeless NH families. He was also a member of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming group who appear at charity fundraisers and visit hospitals to cheer up patients. He also worked as a volunteer at Special Olympics events like the Winter Games in Waterville Valley. He was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, serving as the evangelism chair since 2017, and maintaining the church’s online presence even through his fight with cancer. He was also a champion for pro-life outreaches.
Hans’ big dream was to travel and see the country in his RV and share the gospel with at least one person in each state. He would encourage each of us to live every day to its fullest, to never let our memories be greater than our dreams, and to share Jesus’ love with every person we meet.