Lars Meyerson, 59, entered eternal life on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at his home in Kemah, Texas. Surrounded by his family until the end, his spirit is carried on by his wife, two children, sister and extended family and friends.
Lars was born December 28, 1960, in Redondo Beach, California, to Charles Meyerson and Marion Thorstenson Meyerson, and older sister Barbara. A native Californian, it was here that a young Lars first developed a love for the ocean. The family relocated to Texas in 1972, and Lars went on to graduate from Clear Creek High School in 1979. Upon graduating, he attended The University of Texas at Austin on a full golf scholarship. After playing collegiately for three years, Lars turned pro at the age of 21, becoming the youngest member of the PGA Tour at the time. He competed for five years on both the PGA and South African Tours, and graduated from The University of Houston, Clear Lake in 1987.
A brilliant businessman, Lars worked for several Wall Street firms during his career, including Shearson Lehman Brothers, PaineWebber & Co., and Smith Barney. After his time on Wall Street, he formed his own company focused on structured settlements, which he continued for the remainder of his career.
Lars married the love of his life, Kristine K. Jantzen on July 22, 1995 in Nassau Bay, Texas; this year would have marked their 25th wedding anniversary. They happily welcomed a daughter, Madison, and a son, Jacob, into their home in the following years. Lars adored his children. Although he faced many serious health challenges during his lifetime, he persevered out of love for life and his family, and the strength granted to him by his deep, unwavering faith in God. Lars enjoyed golfing with friends and family, and sharing his love of the ocean, surfing, and the beach with his children, Madi and Jacob. An avid animal lover, Lars was also especially fond of the family’s dogs: Maisy, Sophie “Snow” and Puddles “Puddly-Pooper”. His favorite times were spent with his pets and family, both of which were the beneficiaries of silly, fun nicknames, that only Lars could give.
He is proceeded in death by his parents Charles and Marion Meyerson. He is survived by his wife, Kristine Jantzen Meyerson; children Madison Elaine and Jacob Charles; sister Barbara (Bill) Rachner of Nassau Bay, Texas; mother in-law Elaine Jantzen of Hillsboro, Kansas; sister in-law Lisa (Tim) Donahue of Lincolnville, Kansas; and many nephews and nieces including Justin (Ashley and Colt) Rachner of Friendswood, Texas, Joshua (Krystal) Rachner of Austin, Texas, Brittany (Austin) Wold, of Galveston, Texas, Ashley (Robert) Olmstead of Goddard, Kansas, and Andrew (Krista and Nessa) of Lincolnville, Kansas.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020, 2:30 p.m., at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, 18300 Upper Bay Road, Houston as we remember the life of Lars: a loving son, husband, father, brother, uncle and devoted Longhorn. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider memorial gifts to Encompass Hospice via encompasscares.org or donations to an educational fund that has been established for Lars’ collegiate children. For information on the educational fund please contact Candis Silva at 713-882-8284 or Candissilva@comcast.net. Online condolences and favorite memories can be shared at www.carnesfuneralhome.com.
“If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.”