Margaret Larson, 89, Bricelyn

Published 10:34am Monday, December 31, 2012

Margaret Larson, age 89, of Bricelyn, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Rome Township. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Bricelyn and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. The Rev. Arne Halbakken will officiate and interment will be in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery.

Margaret Larson

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Margaret was born June 16, 1923, in Rome Township, Faribault County the daughter of John B. and Anna (Johnson) Olson. She was united in marriage to Lloyd O. Larson on March 28, 1948. Margaret worked at the Bricelyn Canning Company in Bricelyn for many years as a bookkeeper. In 1968 she started a second add-on career as a caterer. She catered many weddings and events over the years. Once retired she began a third career as a volunteer. Margaret was a longtime member of Bethany Lutheran Church and wrote the Bethany Visitor — the newsletter for the church for many years. Margaret made numerous scrapbooks for family and was a gracious hostess. She enjoyed having dinner parties for family and friends. Margaret loved her family very much.

Margaret is survived by her daughter Gloria (Jerry) Becker of Bricelyn; grandson Travis Becker of Bricelyn; granddaughter Jennifer (Mark) Johnson of Albert Lea; great-grandsons Allen and Tyler Johnson of Albert Lea; brother Donald (VaLores) Olson of Bricelyn; sister-in-law Marian Olson of Mankato; and many nieces and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd, in 2003; two sisters, her twin Marjorie (Norlan) Sorbo and Ruby Rienstra; two brothers, Jeffrey Olson and one brother in infancy.