Twyla Larson, 1957-2018

Published 1:00 am Saturday, February 24, 2018

Funeral services for Twyla L. Larson, 60, of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lunder Lutheran Church. The Rev. Randy Baldwin will officiate. Interment will be at Lunder Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church Tuesday. Online condolences are welcome at

Twyla Larson

Twyla passed away peacefully at her home Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

Twyla Louise Larson was born Oct. 29, 1957, in Windom to Ole and Jane Smith.

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She married Roger Larson of Albert Lea on June 9, 1979. Twyla was a longtime resident of the Albert Lea and Twin Lakes areas, where she lived since leaving her childhood home in Windom at the age of 20.

She was employed by the Albert Lea school district for nearly 25 years as a paraeducator.

Twyla had a passion for baking and loved to share her talents with those around her. She had a love for animals, enjoyed going on tractor rides on her John Deere 620, gardening, collecting antiques and loved working with children. Most of all, Twyla loved spending time with her family.

Twyla is survived by her husband, Roger; their children Jesse (Paige) Larson of Clarks Grove and Tristan (Jethro) Strege of East Grand Forks; granddaughter, Faline Strege; mother, Jane Smith, of Windom; four brothers, Dan (Kathy) Smith of Windom, David Smith of Wausau, Wisconsin, Wesley (Lorri) Smith of Elysian and Jim (Stephanie) Smith of Windom; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ole Smith; father- and mother-in-law Casper and Marjorie Larson; and infant sister, Nancy Smith.