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Morris Clifford Larsen

January 8, 1927 ~ January 16, 2018 (age 91)

Morris “Morry” Larsen, 90 of Fergus Falls died Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Park Gardens in Fergus Falls. 

Morris Clifford was born on January 8, 1927, in Rochert, MN, the son of John and Ingaborg (Malvig) Larsen. He was baptized and confirmed at Eglund Lutheran Church in rural Rochert, where he also attended grade school. He graduated from Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, then attended Seattle Pacific University in Washington, before completing his seminary training at the Lutheran Brethren Seminary in Fergus Falls in 1951. 

On June 22, 1951, he married Myrtle Esther Kivley in Ferndale Washington.  Morris served churches in North Dakota, Iowa, Washington, and Minnesota. Morris and Myrtle also served as missionaries in Japan for 20 years. After retirement he owned and operated, Morry’s Painting Service with his sons. Morris and Myrtle moved to Fergus Falls in 2006 where they currently reside.

Morris’s interests included painting and spending time with family and friends. Morris had a true passion for his ministry and was known to be a very hard worker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ingaborg; son, Samuel; and a brother, Martin.

Morris is survived by his loving wife, Myrtle Larsen of Fergus Falls; five children, Joy (Gaylan) Mathiesen and Nate (Debi) Larsen of Fergus Falls, Dan (Marshalyn) Larsen of Marysville, Washington, Dave (Heidi) Larsen of Seattle, Washington and Joni (Gene) Kubesh of Fergus Falls; 12 grandchildren, Tim, Michelle, Joel, Andy, Chuck, Emma, Fawnya, Danielle, Foreste, Shawn, Zoe and Quincey; 15 great grandchildren along with numerous relatives and friends.

Memorial Service: 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Good shepherd Lutheran Brethren Church in Fergus Falls, with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.

Clergy: Pastor Mark Tungseth

Funeral arrangements are with Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Fergus Falls for Morris Larsen.



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