Florence L. Larson, 96

Florence Lucile Larson, age 96, of Cokato, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at the Cokato Manor.

She was born Jan. 16, 1917, to Peter and Minnie Larson, at her parent’s home in Middleville Township. Florence was baptized Feb. 8, 1917, and confirmed in June of 1932, by the Rev. Alex Sand at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church, Albion Township.

She graduated from Cokato High School in June of 1934.

Florence did housework, babysitting, and sewing for friends and neighbors. She took care of her parents until their deaths (her father died in September 1958, and her mother died in February 1967).

Florence worked in the Ebenezer Home in Buffalo from 1967 to 1978, when she retired.

She has been active in the Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church all her life, where she taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school, and served as financial secretary for the church for 20 years. Florence was also a member and secretary of Cokato Senior Citizens.

She lived on the farm until Sept. 30, 2013, when she moved into Brookridge Assisted Living in Cokato.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Minnie Larson; her sister Hulda; and brother-in-law George Johnson.

She is survived by her nephews, Leo (Jennie) Johnson and Glen (Diane) Johnson; great nephews Ted Miller, and Thomas Johnson; great nieces Tara Humlie (Ben), Anna Johnson, Lucia Johnson, and Kirsten (Cevin) Christopherson; and great-great niece Destyne Miller.

The funeral service took place Saturday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. at Mount Hermon Lutheran Church in rural Annandale, with visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church. Internment followed the service in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cokato; www.swansonpeterson.com.

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