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Harriet Frances Larson

Harriet Frances Larson, age 91 of Glencoe, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care Unit.

Harriet was born the daughter of Frank and Ida (Johnson) Hickman, May 21, 1913, in rural Lester Prairie. She was baptized and confirmed at the Bergen Lutheran Church.

She attended country school close to her home through the eighth grade.

Harriet married Sander A. Larson Nov. 27, 1930, in Minneapolis. The couple made their home in Bergen Township, where they engaged in farming.

Upon retirement in 1984, they moved to Glencoe.

In November 2003, Harriet became a resident of the Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care Unit.

Harriet was a very active member of the Bethel Lutheran Church. She attended Bible classes, belonged to Ladies Aid, and looked forward to working the church’s annual lutefish supper.

She had a very friendly personality. Daily, Harriet and her neighbors would meet for afternoon coffee. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, crocheting, and baking.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Sander; a son, Stanley; a grandchild, Carla Larson; six sisters, and three brothers.

Harriet is survived and sadly missed by her daughter, Betty Exsted (husband, Don) of Glencoe; daughter-in-law Aurelia Larson of Plato; grandchildren: Collin Exsted, Sandra Hilsgen (husband, Jim), David Exsted (wife, LuAnn), Carl Exsted, Craig Exsted (wife, Jennifer), Bert Exsted (wife, Rahel), Bonnie Hahn (husband, Brad), Amy Larson, RaNaye Hansen, and Ronald Larson; 15 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 5, 11 a.m., at the Bethel Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie, with the Rev. Sherri Sandoz officiating. The organist was Jan Smith, and the congregation sang “He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought” and “Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine.” As a duet, RaNaye and Kelly Hansen sang “In The Garden;” and Tim Smith and Cathy Houg sang “How Great Thou Art.”

Serving as casket bearers were great-grandsons Brandon Hahn, Brent Hahn, William Larson, Anthony Exsted, Nathan Exsted, and Jason Bartels. Interment was in the Bethel Cemetery of Bergen Township.

Visitation and evening prayer service took place Friday at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.

The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe handled the arrangements.

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