John Dana Larsen of Midlothian, Texas passed away December 2, 2018. He was born April 22, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Peter & Judy (Jackson) Larsen. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA, John went on to a career as an Air Traffic Controller. He retired from the FAA in 2009. Since retiring, he joined the Dallas Police Department, working as a dispatcher and a crime technician. John was a pilot – he got his pilot’s license as a teenager and enjoyed flying. He was also part of a skydiving team in college. A wonderful husband and father, he was devoted to his family. He was most satisfied when he could spend time with them.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Vanessa Wilson Larsen; daughter, Emily Larsen; sons, Trevor Larsen & Tyler Griffin; parents, Peter & Judy Larsen; brother, Jeff Larsen & wife, Jodi; sister Kristin Quintana & husband, Ryan; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Memorial Service is 3:00 PM Friday, December 28, 2018 at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Assist The Officer Foundation, 1412 Griffin Street East, Dallas, TX 75215 or Streets To Sheets Animal Rescue, 104 Cathy Ln, Waxahachie, Texas 75165 .