A livestream for the funeral service and prayer service will be available on the church's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDgSgYh_TDhjaMhU4y7_ToA
A livestream for the burial will be available below. Due to the cemetery's rural location, there is a possibility of weak connection during the livestream. If this happens or you are not able to watch the service at the time it is live, a recording of the service will be available shortly afterwards.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 N Fourth St., Bismarck.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bismarck. A prayer service will begin at 7 p.m.
Burial will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Christian Alfred Larsen, 11, passed from this life on October 1, 2023. Christian was a beloved son, brother, and friend, whose genuine love for life and learning touched the hearts of all who knew him.
Christian was born on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011 (11-11-11) to Doug and Amy Larsen. His birthday was particularly special to his dad because of his service in the North Dakota Army National Guard.
Christian began his educational journey at Fort Lincoln Elementary, where he fostered a passion for learning. Christian was known for his quick wit as well as thoughtful questions that regularly kept his teachers on their toes. He started this school year as a sixth grader at Mandan Middle School, where he approached his studies with an insatiable curiosity. In addition to his academic pursuits, Christian started playing the French horn with the Mandan Middle School band this year.
From a young age, Christian had a love for dinosaurs. He dreamt of becoming a paleontologist, a dream he never wavered from and always held close to his heart. He would spend hours learning about their existence, what they ate, where they lived, as well as the correct spelling of all the species names. And he wasn’t afraid to correct anyone’s pronunciation!
Christian had an incredible talent for drawing. Sketches of dinosaurs and other reptiles were routinely found on random papers and notebooks wherever he went. Christian took great pride in his artistic abilities and would enjoy drawing family portraits with comical embellishments to each family member as seen only through his eyes.
One of Christian's most endearing qualities was his laid-back nature. The opposite of his brother Everett, his calm demeanor allowed him to find joy in the simplest things in life. Whether it was lending a helping hand in the kitchen or sharing laughs with his family, he radiated a sense of ease. Christian was satisfied with simple things in life – whether that be a bowl of rice krispies right before bed or only white rice for dinner. There was an inside joke among the family that the fridge always had to be stocked with butter due to Christian’s bottomless love of mac and cheese.
Like many 11 year olds, Christian enjoyed the world of video games. There he would embark on hours of virtual adventures, exploring new realms, and conquering challenges. Roblox was his go-to game, which he would enjoy solo, with his younger brother Everett, or his gaming friends. If there wasn’t a controller in his hands, Christian could also be found with a book in his hands. He was an avid reader, often losing himself in adventurous stories that transported him to other worlds and times.
Christian also had a special bond with his older brother Dylan. Christian enjoyed all the hours spent with Dylan, whether that be trips to Sky Zone, routine school drop offs, or just spending time at home.
Christian is survived by his brother, Dylan Stevens, Mandan; paternal grandparents, John and Carleen Larsen, Granville; maternal grandmother, Shelly Haugan, Mandan; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial donations made in honor of Christian may be given to Theo Art School (https://www.theoartschool.org/)