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Friends and family gather at Luther College to remember Ben Larson

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DECORAH (KWWL) -- A memorial service and hymn sing is planned for Friday afternoon in memory of Ben Larson, a Luther alumnus and Wartburg seminary student killed in Haiti.

The hymn sing will begin at 1:30 p.m., followed by the memorial service at 2 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall at Luther College.

Ben Larson, his wife Renee and cousin Jonathan Larson, were in Haiti doing training and research when the earthquake hit on Jan. 12. Renee and Jonathan were able to escape the building they were in and returned to the U.S. shortly after.

Ben was originally from La Crosse, Wisconsin. His parents currently live in Duluth, Minnesota. Ben would have graduated from Wartburg Seminary this May with a Masters in Divinity.

You can watch the memorial service live on KWWL.com.

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